Wu chi translates to the ultimate nothing surrounded by something.
The objective is to open the wu chi in the centre completely to
create a vacuum into which the life force flows.
The life force, that which differentiates a live body from a dead
body, is referred to as soul, holy spirit, chi ,ki, or Prana
dependening upon the cultural or language roots.
Through ancient Chinese tradition the Chi enters that which is open
to it, but cannot be grasped or pulled in.
And this, of course, is what all meditation is, even the physical
methods like Sufi Dancing are desiged to open oneself to divine
grace. The sufi spins around a still center and this center opens
wider with the faster spin.
In Wu Chi meditation one must be perfectly balanced, so that one can
totally relax, because it is only in total relaxation that the chi
So the standing pose is straight spine and head held as if suspended
form above. The small of the back flattened slightly so the knees
unlock. Hands dangling so the fingers are pointed toward the toes.
While holding this stance now one should be able to totally relax.
Imagine your energy umbilical connection two finger widths below the
navel where your physical umbilical connection was. Your physical
connection was severed at birth but your chi connection remains. All
it needs is Connection to allow the chi in.
So Here's the Drill:
On the inbreath feel the chi enering the center as you open to it.
On the outbreath totaly relax all channels from all directions into
the center so the chi may flow back up the open channels. As more
chi enters it fill the body and aura and you continue to let more
enter until it's thicker than blood. And you may continue to let it
pack in and increase the field of your aura.
* The rationale behind this is:
When a child is born it does not know how to move until a muscle is
clenched and a limb moves. The child learns this clenching technique
but not the total release of the clench..
A baby will grab your finger and not let go until it has something
else to grab. Although the child soon learns to cease clenching it
does not go all the way to totally release the clench. All taiji
drills therefore go the opposite. Release the clench and go into, the
opposite Stretch and then release the stretch.
This 4 beat takes over from the one beat of clench only and the
clenching throughout the body opens up and chi can enter again. The
clenching is throughout the entire body.
As you assume the wu chi stance notice if your fingers remain curled
or are pointing straight to the toes. If your hands are curved
inward, you have residual clenching and therefore blockages to chi.
There is an interesting history to taiji as part of the total
training is the self defense aspect. Centuries ago the ruling
Emperors caught wind of this and enlisted the taiji masters to train
the army. The masters taught only the form and the self defense
technique but left out the secret of accumulating and using chi. The
true form was seceretly passed down by four families in Central China
and is now being taught if a few parts of the world while millions
continue with the martial arts or tai chi dance.
True inner tai chi does not use any martial art technique but is able
to use the chi as defense.
I'm enclosing a link to Grandmaster Wang's site so you may notice a
couple of pictures.
In the opening picture notice Henry's fingers: No clench there.
And in the next page notice how Dr.Peter Ullman, an accomplished taiji
player himself, and a black belt in Aikido martial arts, simply
crumbles in the presence of Henry' chi.
This is for demostration purpose only as Henry has avoided all
physical martial art competition for decades.