The more and more that I read and teach about health and wellness in context of the spiritual life, the more and more I am just amazed at the beauty of our body and soul.
I am blessed to be able to help others discover this as well in many different settings. At my studio in yoga classes and at my church teaching health and spirituality classes.
For me, to separate the body from the soul, just doesn't work. How can this creation, this gift from God, be separated into two "things?" We must connect, learn to reconnect, the body and soul for us to become the healthy, whole being that God created. God did not create a body and then think, "OH lets add......" nor did God create a soul and think "I should find a container to house it." God created a body and breathed into it the spirit and gave it life....all at the same time.
"We are embodied spirits, enspirited flesh." This quote is from Fr. Thomas Ryan, CSP in his book 'Fasting Rediscovered.'