Spiritual seekers around the world generally follow the adage that we are souls first and body-minds second. But many of us live in the opposite extreme.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath. What part of your existence "talks" to you first? Your body, your brain, or your soul? What most people will notice is that their brain, specifically their logical left brain, talks to them first. It might say something like, "Why are you asking this question? This isn't very practical."
The left brain is an important component of our human experience, but it was never meant to operate in isolation. Many people enthrone this part of themselves, and in doing so, they lose contact with their bodies, souls, and right brains. In the study of yoga, one way to create change is to cultivate the opposite. Socrates affirmed this ancient teaching when he said, "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."
Begin by noticing that you have a right brain, a body, and a soul. Close your eyes and scan through your experience, observing each of these aspects of yourself in turn. Notice your right brain, which is the seat of big-picture, global, and creative thinking. Scan your body, taking time to feel each part on its own and then feeling your body in its totality. Finally, seek your soul. The mantra "Sat Nam" can be helpful in this practice. It translates to True Name. Repeat it until the left brain quiets down.
Make a promise to yourself to cultivate all aspects of yourself on a daily basis.