This 5000 year-old healing dance was originally designed to create energy. By revitalising inner balance through clever movements and effectively turning the intrinsic breathing-pattern of our bodies into a supercharged door-opener, our qi can flow freely. Through Wuji we can unlock central aspects of our interconnected unity as one with Mother Nature. Elegantly guiding you into a meditative state by combining seemingly simple bodymoves with the more spiritualized part of our complex systems, namely our psyche, or in a more funky manner; our infinite imagination. (Fascinatingly, this impressive inclusion and humble accept of the invisible forces surrounding us at all times, made possible an approach towards fundamental issues regarding our very existence, turns out to be much more correct and precise, in all aspects, compared with present approaches, according fresh scientific discoveries).
I’m not going to use any more words on this topic at the moment, except to add a couple of interesting aspects regarding this ancient and somewhat secretive system of selfdefence: To begin with the movements was first and foremost designed for the workers out on the rice-fields, constantly walking with a heavy load on their backs and with water more or less up to their knees. Managing to stay true to its origins, Wuji has evolved into a fullfetched dance, involving the complete body and then some, yet interestingly without moving your feet at all! I find this as a quite exotic fact about this effective dance of old, actually the oldest one we know of on this planet. Also worth mentioning is the fact that these moves, originally carved out for the sole purpose of helping out a heavy-burdened workforce, proved to be so effective that the army caught up on the momentum-building trend, incorporating the system in its combat-driven war-machine. Sticking to the meditative core, yet simultaneously managing to fine-tune it a bit towards their needs, elegantly evolving it into a vicious selfdefence-system, openly hidden behind the slowrolling meditation-profile.
If you want to explore deeper into the the matter and hook up with my discoveries and developments I’ve experienced with this relatively unknown predecessor of the more familiar concept of yoga, and not to mention the plethora of other symbolic and cultural phenomena being directly and indirectly inspired by this fascinating dance, I strongly advice you to check out my book Dance Küngdom, where I humbly describe my interpretation. The book gets you closer to the core of this mysterious and mindblowing chaos-pattern, revealing aspects making it possible to get in touch with ones’ aura; this inescapable force-field surrounding us at all times, governed by Mother Nature’s fluent chaos-solution(showing its flawnessness by being the creator of the legendary tigerstripes), intimatly present throughout life, delivering infinite possibilities with its invisible appearance, and last but not least; making sure that we always get what we give.
Wicked n’ Wild
I also present a few fresh images of myself, doing my interpretation of this deep-rooted claim on the somewhat shady and quite hollow W, I dare say, throwing in sincere respect and much love to everyone finding meaning and motivation in this Weedty and stylish character.
Additionally, I’d like to give a shoutout to the very skillfull photographer I’ve been so outrageously lakky to stumble upon, namely the one and only Glenn Håvard Sønju. Tx alot m8!
Inspired by them all, I’d like to make a small and sort of spooky statement regarding the first image you’ll see beneath. A little creepy feeling getting through here, and I’ll gladly admit that I pretty much look like an arm-less ghost going wild, but I can assure you that I’m in complete synch with the powerful W, steady secured to terra firma with both feet standing firm. Yet the most funny fact about the whole scene, is that I happen to “break through 2 the other side” sort of, whilst doing the most, to me that is, meaningful move of the whole Wuji Hundun-set. Namely its signature; the tricky Tuoa. The above-mentioned army-involvement is definitely shining through here with this extremely effective booster of your coordinate-skills. It’s also a real heavy hitter on the shoulder-joints, which underlines the combat-effect in several ways. First and foremost it becomes clear when taken into the consideration that the ancient forces and protectors of the W, originated in The Forbidden City, naturally put alot of effort toward turning their combatants into skillfull handlers of different weaponry, explaining the focus on strengthening the shoulders.
To punctuate this glimpse of magic, I’m in desperate need to let y’all in on my very personal interpretation of this cornerstone regarding my beloved W, which I’ve been completely spellbound by over the years. It’s more of a symbolic value, yet also with great practical flexibility in its simplicity. The point is that the main message, so to speak, I’ve been able to decrypt out of Tuoa is firmly leading us back to the source. To reach this conlusion, the secret is to picture a handful of rice held in each flat palm(underlining its origins from the ricefields). Furthermore, these handfulls are supposed to stay fixed throughout the movement, in order to get its maximized effect. And, as I mentioned briefly in the intro; using the imagination actively is essential to really feel the great benefits of Wuji, hence explaining how my cryptic connection suddenly showed up inside my head, out of thin air, sort of. Because the movement is made up of one hand going in a curling motion upwards and around as it edges off the top of the head and starts its descending arch in similar fashion, simultaneously kicking off the upwards-seeking opposite hand as it reaches its top right above the crown-chakra. So with my, every now and again, far-fetched fantasy getting a lil’ worked up at some point, it became clear as ice to me that the rice going upward could easily represent the act of giving, whereas the rice going downward could mean to take. And what makes Tuoa a lil’ tricky, and even quite double-edged I’d say, is that it makes you do these different acts simultaneously. Ups and downs. Give and take. The magic of creation in a nutshell!