When most people think of the body they think of the body they can see in the mirror and touch and feel with their hands and skin. This is one of your THREE bodies and is referred to as the physical or gross body. It is connected to your waking consciousness. You also have a Subtle and a Causal body.
The Subtle body is the body you experience when the physical drops away in the dream state consciousness. This body is not tied to any one place, situation or idea. This body is free to move around in ways in which the physical body cannot. You're dream state consciousness is all that lies between what this body can and cannot do.
In formless consciousness, or deep dreamless sleep, both the physical and subtle bodies drop away to reveal the deep, pure emptiness of "Is-ness". This place is a spaciousness in which everything arises and passes. It is empty and full, never-ending space and no space at all. It has never been born and never dies, it just IS. This is a place that is full of quality and has no quality at all. And it is from here that everything, including our subtle and gross bodies, emerge and it is this state that is innately present within as the deepest source of YOU.
Here we experience Samadhi in our meditation and awareness of all that is. This is the immortality housed within the vehicle of the finite body. The physical finite body gives this causal body consciousness its arms and legs and allows the creative impulse of evolution to weave its way into life as we know it on earth.
From this perspective it is imperative that awareness of all three bodies is cultivated so that all three may be nurtured to their fullest highest potential. All three bodies are evolving and growing. And because everything is part of an interconnected web of life, your body is the smaller body, of which the larger body is Planet Earth.
As you feed and treat your body, you not only nurture your personal mind, heart and soul into wellbeing and balance, but you also feed and treat the body of the planet on which your physical body is carried.
The Life Formula philosophy awakens our insight so that we include all of this in our regard for daily food intake, health and fitness. By expanding the care of our physical body to the subtle, causal and planetary body realms we also awaken our motivation to care for the sustenance of our communities, countries, planet and cosmos. We are each but a cog in the wheel, each absolutely perfect, and with plenty of room for improvement. It is the goal of this teaching to realize the embodiment of our awareness and to awaken to the notion that we have these bodies, but are more than these bodies.