Timeless Practice, Timely Application
Have you been feeling the impact of global changes at every front and through all the strata down to your communities and families? It seems such forces of change are only getting stronger and faster. In times of change, how do you stay centered, connected to your ground, not be swept away and lose all senses of agency? When you are uprooted, how do you grow?
Wuji Qigong is a timeless practice in Daoist spiritual cultivation. It has been used in many Chinese internal martial arts as foundational training for grounding/rooting, and in Chinese Medicine as an exercise for gaining vitality and healing chronic illnesses.
Although noticeable health improvements are often reported after 6 months of daily practice of Wuji Standing, beginners to the practice can start to notice beneficial effects in just a few minutes a day, with mindfulness and proper physical alignment. These more immediate benefits include reduced stress, increased stability - physically and mentally, as well as feeling more energized.
This 7-Day Wuji Challenge is a jump start for acquiring and applying this tool to center and ground ourselves as we move through changes and unpredictables.
What we will be doing
Friday, September 30, 9-10am Pacific Time: Live Workshop
In the live kickoff session on Zoom, you will:
- learn and practice the key elements of Wuji Standing alignment
- set the intention for the next 7 days
- get your questions answered
This live session will be recorded and the recording will be available within 4 hours after the session.
October 1 - October 7: Daily Practice
You will receive an audio guide (about 10 minutes) each day via email and on the course website, along with a log form with prompts for reflections on your practice.
- Day 1: Connecting to the center
- Day 2: Relaxing the body
- Day 3: Connecting to earth
- Day 4: Relaxing the mind
- Day 5: Connecting to heavens
- Day 6: Integrating structure and awareness
- Day 7: Integrating awareness and intention
Sunday, October 9, 10-11am Pacific Time: Live Post-challenge Session
This session will include:
- Q&A on Wuji Standing practice
- review and reflections
- additional resources for continued practice
Good to know before signing up
Wuji is mostly practiced as a standing exercise, but can be modified for a seated position as well.
No prior experience is required to take the 7-day practice. The live kickoff session will cover the basics.
Experienced practitioners of Wuji Qigong can opt for a longer standing session (e.g., 20-40 minutes of standing), but note that the focus of this challenge is to take your Wuji practice deeper into your living. For that purpose, do not skip the audio guide and the reflections form.
The 7-day challenge is free to participate. You may also opt to pay $19.95 which will extend your access to the recordings and audio guides for one year from the start of the challenge.
For more questions, see FAQ below.