Can psychotherapy, philosophy, somatic practice and spirituality come together creatively for healing? If so, what would it look like? What might be the obstacles and resistances in developing a new integrative practice?
In July 2019, I invited Milind Wakankar, professor of philosophy and literature at Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi and Navtej Johar, choreographer, yoga exponent and scholar of dance, to join me in this pondering. The three of us have held three conversations about the connection between the mind, body and spirit.
Professor Wakankar and I continue this journey through the works of Zhuang Zi, a Daoist philosopher who lived in ancient China (late 4th Century BC). The central theme of Zhuang Zi’s philosophical thoughts can be summed up in one word: freedom. We hope to gain a deeper understanding of Zhuang Zi’s idea on how to free ourselves from this world of suffering and chaos.