Many of us are looking for some kind of intellectual or spiritual solution to our problems. Intellect alone cannot solve all of our problems and transformation cannot take place when parts of our consciousness are frozen. Many of our problems are deeply rooted in the conflicted issues and emotions that we have pushed down within our bodies. Our feelings and emotions provide the most direct means through which we can access the underlying source of our issues. Some of us will find it very difficult to access our feelings and emotions because we have pushed them down for so long. Breathing into the muscular tension or any other physical sensations will help to dissolve our emotional body armor. Dissolving the layers of armor will help us to increase our self-awareness by awakening our whole sensory range.