I believe the human body is much more than a machine to do things or a vehicle to take us from place to place. The ancients considered the body to be a symbol of the universe, a micro version of the macroscopic cosmos. There is great wisdom stored in our cells, and we have the ability to heal ourselves. Intellectual and spiritual growth depends on a healthy body as part of an interconnected system working together. It takes a balance of body, mind and spirit to maintain a healthy life.