Your body and your soul fuse together as one. Nothing happens in the soul that is not reflected in the body. And nothing happens in the body that doesn’t deeply affect the soul.
To the point that the Great Magid taught, “A small deficiency in the body is a major deficiency in the soul.”
And the opposite as well: If there is a problem in the body, its origin is somewhere in the soul.
So that the two must be healed in tandem. Heal the body by healing the soul—with more mitzvahs, more Torah, more focus on your spiritual growth.
And allow the soul to thrive by taking care of the holy body to which it has tied its destiny.
By Tzvi Freeman