The Mandarin Chinese word "hundun" can best be described as "chaos." The intention of Wuji Hundun Qigong is to consciously introduce chaos into our experience. I once met Nobel Prize laureate Ilya Prigogine who explained his prize-winning theory. He said, "All evolving biological systems must reach their maxim state of perturbation (chaos) before they take the quantum step up to their next higher state of order." He knew nothing of Qigong (consciously) but understood what Master Duan knew intuitively. All our destructive patterns are steeped in the locked and stagnant habits of our lives. Until we can "break" or change those patterns, we are forever trapped and our growth--and health--is limited. Introducing chaos, mixing things up a bit energetically, can promote our natural healing abilities to engage. Even momentary shifts from our patterned "safe zones" can provide us conscious, and unconscious perspective shifts.
Outwardly, Wuji Qigong is an exercise and stretching system, focusing on synchronizing the breath with slow movements and guided visualizations. Upon deeper study, the transformative nature of this health maintenance modality becomes apparent. Balancing the Taoist and Buddhist traditions of China, Wuji Hundun Qigong seeks to strengthen the body (the mandate of the Taoists) while enhancing spiritual life (the essence of the Buddhist doctrines.) Ultimately, a merging of the two takes place, not intellectually, but through "wu xing" or deep, emotional understanding. Written and oral teaching can only seek to trigger and stimulate you, the true wu xing must come from within--as the truth derives from nature and is constantly accessible. Through cultivating your inner Qi and spirit, you become strong, not as an "individual" against the world but as an integral part of the world; a mirror reflecting light...Sincere practice with an intention to remain receptive is the key...as we come to realize the holistic nature of Wuji Qigong will effect the body, mind, and spirit."
Source: - What is Wuji Qigong? By Francesco Garri Garripoli and Daisy Lee-Garripoli.
Contributed by: Bird