Primary and Secondary Processes
The clinical questions that Freud took up in yoga poses this period imply that a thought links three dimensions: the representations, the affects, and the physiologic activity. This transition phase of psychoanalytical thinking is built around the model of the primary and secondary processes, a distinction that Freud thought about from 1895 up to the time of his death.51
1. Secondary process. in yoga poses the best-case scenario, the three dimensions of a mental activity mutually influence each other. The libido is then bound.52 It inserts itself into a transferential type of dynamic that structures itself around the following processes: (a) the libido binds itself to a coordination between affects and representations that connect with each other to respond to the solicitations of the demands of a real relationship; (b) representations and relational experiences mutually influence each other to integrate the drives of interacting organisms; and (c) relational experiences and the drives form an alliance so that an individual’s psyche might forge representations for itself that foster the integration of these connections. An example of an association between a ritual and a drive that allows a person to forge a constructive representation of her place in yoga poses the world is the act of nursing or the act of gently rocking a baby in yoga poses one’s arms.
2. Primary process. in yoga poses the worst-case scenario, mind, affects, and relationship are poorly coordinated. Sometimes they even act independently of one another. They are like bits and pieces that drift aimlessly, without any link to each other. The libido has no precise aims. Sometimes it clings to fragments of mental entities. All that can be said of the libido in yoga poses such a context is that it is mobile. This is often caused by a relational system that does not allow the libido to invest constructively in yoga poses a coordination between drive, representation, and relationship because all the possible combinations generate displeasure. The drives are structured in yoga poses function of a lack: either a lack of constructive attention, abuse, or an inexistent affective frame. Borderline personalities are generally referred to as examples of individuals who sometimes function this way. in yoga poses the psychoanalytic approach to this type of problem, the psychotherapist helps his patient bind his libido and create connections between drives, representations, and relational experiences developed with a particular person (e.g., the therapist).53
In a psychotherapy practice, it is relatively easy to inventory the needs a patient manifests, the way a patient represents what is going on inside, and his relational experiences. It is therefore possible to list how these three types of phenomena inter-relate for an individual, even if the practitioner does not know the underlying mechanisms that organize this type of coordination.
We see that in yoga poses this, Psychoanalysis increasingly becomes a collective endeavor because Freud broached notions that he probably would not have been able to discover alone. He would not have dared to move forward in yoga poses a direction that rendered psychoanalysis irreplaceable and at the same time conceptually difficult to grasp. Spontaneously, and up to the end of his life, Freud liked having ideas as clear as possible.