Disconnection is a cultural epidemic. We are taught to control the body by way of the mind, which is considered superior. But the body has an intelligence whose mysteries the mind has yet to fathom. We read in books how to eat, how to make love, how much sleep to get, and impose these practices on the body rather than listening from within.

Without the body as a unifying figure of existence we become fragmented. We repress our aliveness and become machine like, easily manipulated. We lose our testing ground for truth.

— Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith