You have 5 bodies: physical, intellectual, emotional, energetic and Archetypal.
To function properly your physical body needs water, food, movement, etc. Your 4 other bodies also have hunger and needs. This can be painful.
By consciously lowering your numbness bar, you have the capacity to sense what your bodies need. This means that you can ongoingly feed your 5 bodies and experience ecstasy.
Read this article for a roadmap to becoming embodied.