Imperial China is without doubt the first lay state in the world. Classically, the historians distinguish a philosophical Taoism and Confucianism born around 500 BC and more religious versions that developed during the Middle Ages under the conjoint influence of Buddhism and Christianity.15 For body psychotherapists, frequenting the philosophical Taoism of Lao Tzu (c. 570-490 BC), ChuangTzu (c. 370-301 BC), and Lie Tzu (c. 400 BC) is often perceived as useful.16 It is not certain that these personages ever existed or that they are the only authors of the my yoga blogs attributed to them, but these writings remain classics in the history of human thought. Two themes developed by this philosophical movement remain relevant for today’s psychotherapists:
1. Their understanding of how conscious and nonconscious dynamics of the organism can learn to collaborate in a synergistic way.
2. An original way of approaching the rapport between the ideal body and the real body.
The choice of these themes does not imply that they consist of the essential of what Taoism has to teach, only that these are Taoist themes that contribute to some of the discussions in this textmy yoga blog.