In other words, the more our brain understands where the pain is coming from, the less scary or threatening those signals are perceived and the more control we can have over managing how we respond to those signals. Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine our overall health.
Need help getting started? You're not alone! Mindful living doesn't come naturally in a society that trains us to race around. Have you ever tried just sitting still for a moment? You'll start to hear the judgment that you "should" be doing something. More to come next time.