In the debate between body over mind vs. mind over body my personal belief is their power over one another is equal. Through meditation you can lower your stress levels and increase your health but you can also affect you mind by treating your body better so that you can develop a better outlook and therefore a better mindset. For example in the book 1984 they were able to effect Winston’s mind with his body by re-shaping his personality and creating a new path for his thinking. This is only one example where body over mind is possible.