Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Wu Wei School Of Internal Martial Arts is OPEN

Tai Chi and Qi Gong class on Sat Morning 9 am -10:30 am with Andy Green

At 15 Wheeler St Castlemaine

For enquiries

please  call  Andy on 0416 149 738


Friday, November 11, 2016

Dear friends of Wu Wei,
unfortunately I have  had to close the school while I am working full time .With the extra travel, it's too difficult to also teach classes. I would encourage all those interested to go to a very experienced teacher , healer and friend of mine Gerard Menzel. He is  based in Carisbrook  and also teaches in the Castlemaine area.Thankyou to you all for coming to classes. I wish you well in your ever deepening understanding of the watercouse way ! I will let you know when the school reopens . Please visit my taichi brother's blogspot below.Thanks again . Best wishes Sifu Andy Green

Gerard Menzel of Wild Lotus Arts
0407734479   gmenzel@hotmail.com


"The highest form of goodness is like water.
Water knows how to benefit all things without striving with them
It stays in places loathed by all men.
Therefore it comes near the Tao.
In choosing your dwelling, know how to keep to the ground.
In cultivating your mind, know how to dive in the hidden deeps.
In dealing with others, know how to be gentle and kind.
In speaking, know how to keep your words.
In governing know how to maintain order.
In transacting business, know how to be efficient.
in making a move, know how to choose the right moment.
If you do not strive with others, you will be free from blame..."

 from Tao Te Ching -Shambala pocket classic translated by John C.H.Wu

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August 9th 2016

Dear Friends,

Spring is just round the corner and with it comes change.

Just letting you know that Wu Wei Tai chi school is  closing and going underground

 for a while as I will be working fulltime with Wellways in Ballarat

 in my mental health and counselling work

so I will be practising informally and when ever time permits.

Keep practising. Be happy and may the Chi be with you!

 Sifu Andy Green

Monday, June 6, 2016

Hello friends, WINTER is here...the big tree is losing its leaves

and the buddha garden dojo has closed for the winter

WU WEI Tai Chi School will open again for classes in the Spring

Til then , be happy...

 and see you when the sun returns and the frost melts

yours in the Tao,

  Sifu Andy Green

Here are some lovely Winter Haikus from the well loved Japanese poet
 Matsuo Basho who lived from 1644 – 1694 
Winter Solitude
by Matsuo Basho
Winter solitude –
in a world of one colour
the sound of wind.

Winter Garden
by Matsuo Basho
Winter garden,
the moon thinned to a thread,
insects singing.

First Winter Rain
by Matsuo Basho
First winter rain –
even the monkey
seems to want a raincoat.

When the Winter Chrysanthemums Go
by Matsuo Basho
When the winter chrysanthemums go,
there’s nothing to write about
but radishes.

Monday, December 7, 2015

The unexamined life is not worth living

"The unexamined life is not worth living.”
—Socrates, during his trial for heresy in Athens, 399 BC
Socrates was in trouble. He had been encouraging the youth to enquire and ask questions, thus challenging the political and religious status quo. He was not teaching people what to think, but for teaching them how to think. The price for his philosophical endeavours was the choice between exile or a fatal dose of hemlock. He defended himself at his trial but to no avail, in the end accepting the hemlock.
Socrates symbolises the great spirit of enquiry, a search for authenticity as well as a resolute defiance in the face of state-sanctioned bullying and forces that kept people shackled in unquestioned limiting beliefs. In Ancient Greece, as with most states and political milieus since that time, the agenda was the teaching of 'what to think' and ‘what to believe’, the tenets of which, if accepted, led to a form of collective sleep.
So what is the meaning of an examined life? If it is the examining of a life subject to intellectual enquiry and analysis, we would be reducing ourselves to just the thinking function of mind, and in doing this our examining would only be partial. As important as our ability to think is – and the knowing of how to think as Socrates championed – even more important is the knowing of who we are, and in this knowing, understanding how we are limited by the mind.

 ©  Andy Green 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Classes - 2016

 Sifu Andy Green demonstrates the Beijing 24 Yang style above

Please note CLASSES are closed for the Winter but will reopen in the spring

CALL Andy - 0416 149 738

Chi Exercises for Illness Prevention

CHI BATHING... by Kavisha

 This is an exercise taught to me by Andy .
When you are feeling under par or not well, try Qi (chi) bathing. Chi means energy. Where ever you are, (you can be sitting or lying down ): conciously let the universal Qi into the top of your head from the sky and the bottom of your feet from the earth  and let it circulate round the body.You can also heighten this sensation by curling the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth while the Qi circulates. Imagine this positive energy that is available freely from the universe to be pouring into you and healing you and bathing you. 

If you have a painful area bring your conciousness deeply into that spot.It also works with emotional pain.Think of your problem then feel where  it is in your ody.you may notice a tightening in the throat or your heart area or stomach...You can send a shot of consciousness to this area and deeply let yourself feel the pain without commenting mentally and notice what happens when you bring conciousness to that place. How to do it ?  Breathe deeply and bring your attention and  loving healing intention to that place in the body.Thich Na Hanh ,the buddhist monk says you can say to your body part that is playing up  "I love you and Thankyou! "then  you may notice the feeling there....again without comment..just notice what happens when you bring conciousness to the situation.

I found this cute picture below that seems to explain it all just  purr-fectly!:))) Lie back and enjoy! 
Give yourself a little self care and love!Learn from the cats we know and love!
You can also do this practise whether you're on a bus, or  standing in a queue waiting...or even at a boring meeting in the office ! No one will ever know!:) ALSO...

I have added a link to a You tube of the
 Qi Gong practise for Immune Boosting .i found recently here it is ...enjoy!Its very good if you want to ward off any sickness or even better as an everyday practise.

You can also do the powerful and effective practice of  Immune boosting qi gong..