We talk a lot in yoga about mind v body, body v mind.

My current reading is “Jobs Body: A handbook for bodywork” by Deane Juhan.  This passage struck me this morning:

We dupe ourselves into believing on one hand that “matter” is one thing and that “thought” is quite another, even while we theorize on the other hand that the various qualities of consciousness have various distinct locations within our physical systems. Ludicrous confusion, simplification run amok.

There is no tissue that is not “body,” and no response that is not “mind”, and any analytical terminology which tends to divert one’s attention from these irreducible facts must be used with extreme care, lest the limitations of our words become the limitations of our understanding, and we proceed to mutilate our concepts in the name of logical convenience.