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The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands: A Gateway to Advanced T'ai Chi Practice

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The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands offers readers an in-depth look into the art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan via the practice of Cloud Hands, a foundational exercise common to all schools of this popular martial art. Part theoretical treatise, part training manual, this book facilitates a deeper understanding of "internal" movement and training for students of T'ai Chi and other ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Blue Snake Books
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Christopher Davenport
Mar 13, 2014 Christopher Davenport rated it it was amazing
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The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands: A Gateway to Advanced T'ai Chi Practice, delves beyond the description of 'how' to perform tai chi forms and unravels the nuances of 'why' the forms should be performed as such, with regard to movement in relation to energy centres and pathways.

This emphasis on energies is placed within the context of ensuring correct alignment and efficient movement patterns with plenty of 'how-to-do' and practical applications to practice. This helps in understanding the
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Jul 20, 2013 Daryl Muranaka rated it liked it
Interesting short book for advanced practice. Lots of technical jargon, but could have used a few more illustrations. By advanced student, we need to clarify that this means serious student--one who would learn the Chinese terms and study the related Chinese medicine for tai chi chuan. The shortness is a good thing because this book will need to be reread at several stages of development.
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