If the body is not at peace the mind is not at peace.
Your body has a very big influence on your mind. More than what most people realise. A lot of it is subconscious, below the level of your awareness. With body mindfulness work you can access more of this deeper awareness, bring it into light and help it release.
When you go deeper what often arises is repressed buried emotions, feelings that are unresolved, unfinished. These unfinished feelings are there because you couldn’t deal with them at the time. So your mind labels them out of bounds, they become a no-go zone in your body. This no-go zone creates a stress in your body in its attempt to keep them locked away. Over time if they are not released they turn into physical pain, and longer term, become chronic pain.
So much of our chronic pain in our bodies are actually repressed emotions.
Release the emotion and the physical pain disappears. The majority of the medical community will still not acknowledge this proven fact and it doesn’t matter, as long as you believe it and do the work to access and release.
I’ve seen this happen time and time again in my private practice. And of course I’ve experienced it in myself too, over and over again.
I highly recommend reading Dr John E Sarno’s books. A good one is Healing Back Pain – The Mind Body Connection.