The body is evidence of the past and as a result, it is our first pillar to address. It is what has come before and has manifested in the tangible and concrete form. The body will show signs of struggle in presentations such as disease and discomforts. The body is the place we must start. As the most tangible piece of our existence, it lends itself to being shaped by our behaviors and beliefs. Development of self-moves from the gross to the subtle and back again. The body takes its direction from the soul/mind and also informs the soul/mind of experiences.