The body is a very complex evolution of trillions of cells working together for mutual benefit. It is a beautiful creation, and we need to learn how to use it properly. Wu Gong teaches us how to let these cells work together in unison for our benefit of health, enjoying life, and generating better qi flow.
There are many parts to the body structure, the proper alignment of the skeletal structure, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Life has had over a billion years to figure out what works and what does not. Therefore it is important for us to discover what nature has discovered and to follow its lead.
The masters of Tai Ji Quan, Qi Gong, Kung Fu, and meditation have observed, experimented, and practiced with the body and mind and discovered how to use the body, keep the body healthy, and how the mind body connection works. Nature has developed our body to be efficient, redundant in case of emergency, powerful, durable, self curing and an awareness of our body and we have learned how to maximize what nature has created: the human body.
For good health, strength, and overall well-being, we must feel through to experience our body and mind. Many of us have learned anatomy, but in class there is a book, cadavers and lecture to teach us about the body. However, can you feel your skeletal alignment? Or your muscles relaxing? This takes time and effort to understand our own body and how it functions.
The body has many layers that must be learned and is easily felt: bone structure, muscle layers and tension/relaxation/flexibility, and tendon and ligaments and their tension/relaxation/flexibility. After one starts to pay attention to these, the qi can flow easier without having to focus on the qi flow, and when one does Wu Gong, the qi will be even stronger!
Learn the body, and start with a basic shoulder width stance and feel your body by being aware.