Mind and Body: The Need for a Good Posture
From the moment of conception until the moment of death, mind and body are inextricably linked. Were it possible to separate them (it isn’t), one could say that they constantly affect each other. Most people understand that mind affects body, as they see examples of this all day long. The moment people come into a room, their posture tells us whether they are feeling good, depressed, self-confident, afraid, tense and so forth – long before they say a word. But few people realize just how much body and breath can be used to help the mind. As meditation is concerned with taming and awakening the mind, posture can be mobilized to great use.