The basic exercise for inducing Spontaneous movement is the Wuxi stance. A correct body posture is combined with relaxation of the muscles. The more correct the body posture, the less muscle power is needed to retain balance. Therefore, the practitioner brings his/her bodyweight to the forefeet and tries to get maximally relaxed legs and lower abdomen without collapsing the posture. As a consequence, the joints can relax and elongate (open).
If the lower body is relaxed, the vibration from the earth can enter the body through the feet and legs, which can give various reactions.
- spontaneous vibrational movements
- emotional release
- changes in the breathing pattern
A correct and relaxed body posture encourages relaxation of the mind. This helps allowing the spontaneous movements to occur. Under optimal conditions, the movements will be enhanced, which helps correction of the body posture and removal of pathogenic factors. Over time, as the body is cleansed, Spontaneous movements will become more subtle and internal. For this reason, spontaneous movement occurs through the evolution of ‘small and hesitating’, through ‘wild and uncontrolled’ to ‘powerful and controlled’. Finally the movement becomes completely internal. There is no external movement, but internally there are powerful forces moving through the body.
The Wuxi stance is most effective when performed standing upright. Spontaneous movement can also be induced while Wuxi-sitting or Wuxi-lying down. In these positions, the effect is less induced by the earth force. Instead, breathing and/or mental focus are used to activate the Dantian.
Spontaneous movement is a powerful aid to improve health. If practiced in the wrong way, it may cause harm. Therefore, spontaneous movement practice should be guided by qualified supervision to ensure a safe and healthy process.