What is Wu Tao?
Wu Tao is Life Dance Medicine for our Times!
Wu Tao or The Dancing Way, is a dance-based therapy that balances and harmonises the flow of Qi (life-force energy in the body). It has its foundations in Oriental Medicine, and similar to Tai Chi and Qi Gong it is a system of healing, with a wholistic philosophy and practice, that restores balance to the person on all levels. Wu Tao is a dance therapy that can be done at every stage of life.
The main form of Wu Tao is a series of dances that balance the Qi. This is achieved by activating and stretching the channels (called meridians), which are the pathways through which the Qi energy flows. Each dance, (there are 5) works on balancing two meridians, which belong to a particular element. (eg. Kidney / Bladder Meridians belong to the Water element).
The dances are learned and then performed to beautiful melodic music which corresponds with the particular energy and quality of the element for which it is used. The end result is an experience of beauty, harmony and balance, physically, energetically and mentally, during and after performing the dances. While having the same benefits as tai chi moves, Wu Tao tones the body more, stretching out every muscle and joint gently and easily.
Wu Tao is both movement and stillness. Doing and Being. It encourages the development of these qualities and an experience of being in the flow of the life-force. In Wu Tao, while one is focused on ‘doing’ the routine with the music, the mind becomes still and the body poised and balanced.
Wu Tao is the ultimate stress management sytem! As it moves the energy through the body, the mind and emotions are cleared and balance is restored on every level. For people who love to dance it is the ideal healthy exercise program!
Wu Tao was developed in 2001 by Michelle Locke, a West Australian ballet dancer and therapist. Since its inception it has spread across Australia and New Zealand with classes available in many locations including Germany, Switzerland and Japan.
We are dedicated to bringing health, balance, and peace of mind to people everywhere who love dance and desire to be live life in health and happiness.
We are excited about this new expansion of Wu Tao which wouldn't have been possible without a group of wonderful people we met in India who have kindly invited us to share Wu Tao with their communities. I love it when opportunities come without too much effort, and this opportunity definitely came in this way. An invitation AND sponsorship to share what we love to do.
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The more people we can share Wu Tao with, the more people there will be on the planet dancing in joy! People everywhere are in need of ways to connect back to heart and spirit. Wu Tao offers such a beautiful and fun way to do this.