Sometimes, in order to slow down and calm you mind, you have to first calm your body. Emotion can affect our ability to think clearly and color our view of the world. Racing thoughts and rumination are difficult to interrupt. The weariness and dissatisfaction of shame can overpower common sense. Anger and sadness skew our thoughts and interpretations toward the negative. When you need to stop fighting reality and want to do what works, the best place to start may be with your body.