So far I have been to 2 Wu Tao dance classes run by my friend Michelle Bradley who recently qualified as a Wu Tao dance teacher/therapist.
Its early days yet to see any benefits but I can’t wait to see the benefits in my recovery of post viral fatigue. This gentle dance works on the Chinese meridian lines in the body and is said to release blocked energy and put you on a path of well being. Blocked energy can be caused by suppressed emotions. Long term feelings of worry or when we become anxious this gets stored in our bodies and causes energy blocks and can cause illnesses to surface. When we are healthy, balanced physically, mentally and emotionally your energy flows through the meridian lines smoothly creating and promoting well being.
The dance is based on the 5 Chinese elements. One dance for each. I believe anyone could have a go at this, its very gentle and relaxing. I for one have not done much physical exercise and with ten moths of taking it easy, I’m quite stiff and my flexibility is at 3 on a scale of 1 to 10.
I love the walking meditation, the first time I did it a realised just how out of touch I was with my own body. It was strange walking and focusing on each movement and feeling and noticing how I walked and moved. I’ve done lost of head work but this is a journey of mind, body and spirit. The second time I felt more connected which was a great feeling.
There are two more meditations one sitting and one lying down both very relaxing.
Wu Tao Dance is founded by Michelle Lock On Michelle’s blog she explains that she is inspired by the love of dance and her belief in Taoism. Have look at her blog there is a lovely heart filled video all about her journey.
Taoism link; Here is a video all about Taoism
This is taken from her blog
Wu Tao – the ‘tai chi dance’
Wu Tao is a unique fusion of music, meditation and dance therapy training. It combines the healing power of music, the calming and rejuvenating power of meditation and the strengthening, energising power of dance in a single modality that is now practiced by thousands of people across Australia and around the world. Wu Tao is the best dance therapy course for those with restricted movement or different abilities, as the dances are simple, easy to follow and can be adapted to your individual needs. They are focused more on smooth, flowing movements and bodily control than visually striking movements; though full of grace and energy, Wu Tao dances won’t see you leaping around and putting stress on muscles and joints. You can find out more about the dance itself here. We invite you to find your closest instructor or Wu Tao event and experience the benefits for yourself.
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