Ayurveda's emphasis on "Your Are What You Digest", is the same in the mental/emotional spectrum. Past trauma can be viewed as an "undigested" experience. Internal medicine emphasizes that bodily imbalances affect the mind and mental-emotional stress of the mind produces bodily pathology. Healthy mental digestion is the foundation of emotional intelligence. It has been estimated that 80% of imbalance comes from stress. The art of relaxation is valuable skill to have in the modern, fast paced world. Practices like proper exercise, breathing and mindfulness practices, stress reduction and body work are so powerful. They help to maintain a healthy body, a calm mind and a balanced emotional life. Meditation and Ayurveda's unique style of massage and body therapies, sets up a situation for psycho-somatic release. Balancing the mind and body as one unit. You are what you practice. Practiced being stressed and you'll always be stressed. Practice being relaxed and you'll be relaxed.