Yu Wei and Wu Wei

Two concepts you will often hear mentioned in our classes are Yu Wei and Wu Wei. Yu Wei translates as intention or action, and Wu Wei as non-action or non-doing.

When you start to practice chi kung, you will have an experience of wu wei, doing nothing. This can be a beautiful place to be, not needing to change anything and being able to rest exactly where you are.

But you might also have aims and objectives that you want to get from your practice. This is yu wei: setting an intention for a specific outcome.

Learning to use intention to direct your energy, then letting go is a useful skill in Chi Kung practice. It's also really useful in everyday life - knowing when to act, what's the right amount of action, and when to let things be.

 

 

This is a clip from one of the Friday morning Fundamentals of Energy Flow for Health classes. If you're interested in learning these kinds of skills, you can book the class and drop in any time. Payment for the morning classes is by donation.