We can do only the physical work to heal and neglect the emotional work or we can do the emotional and neglect the physical. Doing one or the other might only take us so far. I have noticed that working with my physical body is making it a bit easier to work with my emotional body. I think most or possibly even all physical illness is created by unexpressed emotions taking up space in our bodies, but at the same time, how we treat our bodies or what we consume can really have an influence on the ease of emotional work. Since the mind, spirit and body are all connected, that makes sense to me. We all have gut issues, so when you hold on to all the physical garbage in your body, you are also holding on to all the emotional garbage.
Letting go isn’t just about emotions. You need to release the physical debris as well.