The mind is a product of the body, or the brain in action. The mind and body connection is the neurological chemical connection between our mind and our body. It is these chemicals which make up our neurological connections that allow us to think the way we are feeling and more important, feel the way we are thinking.
Modern neuroscience has estimated that 90% of our behaviour is created and controlled unconsciously. This means our bodies are reacting to a stimulus or a belief before we are even consciously aware of it. Most of the time, we are not even aware of these processes taking place at all. However, we are always returning to our comfortable learned familiar behaviour, whether we know it or not.
Some simple things most of us have experienced like waking from dreams in a sweat or with a racing heart, presupposing an event in the future will have a negative outcome and then living those feelings or remembering significant events from our past that still make us feel and project those exact same responses from so long ago.
Other examples are; The placebo effect where the mind effects the body, this is where a therapy is administered for a psychological or physiological effect that has no compound within it that could be active in having that effect, but it still achieves the desired effect.
For these examples and many more they usually have one thing in common, the experience is represented differently and responded to differently for each person even if the stimulus is the same. That is we all have a version of reality that is not the world itself just our version of it.
For example two people could see the same spider at the same time and have completely different responses to it, one person could be frightened or scared and the other person remain completely calm. Likewise the loss of a job may signal a fresh start for one person and a slide into depression for another. The physiological effect of these differing emotions on our bodies can be just as profoundly different.
Read the full article here including how we can use the mind body connection to balance our body and the ways in which our nervous system works to protect and sometimes inhibit us.