Day seven was focused on using Ashtanga as a therapeutic tool. We looked at modifications of asanas and discussed the idea of healing. For me, guruji was a healer.
Below I have posted a chart from the book Navaho, Symbols of Healing.
For me Ashtanga is a method of healing and is a balance between Scientific Healing and Symbolic Healing.
“If the healing images are strong enough, if the medicine man is skillful and unwavering in his purpose, and if the patient’s involvement is deep and urgent, then healing can be confidently expected to occur.”