Exploring the body in movement from a systems theory perspective...
There seems to be a broad consensus that we should treat the body as a whole system, because “everything’s connected”. Everything may very well be connected, but so what? How is it connected? What are the implications of this? What does it actually look like in practice?
Like movement, mindfulness and meditation are experiential. No amount of study will give you an understanding of it if you do not actually practice it. And no, it isn't primarily about relaxation either. Mindfulness is an exercise in awareness.
A machine is made from inert material; living biological tissue is not inert. The distinction between living tissue and inert substance is vitally important for the development of rehabilitation and movement practices.