Tai Chi Cloud Hands with Side Stepping

Key muscle activation during Cloud Hands include: cervical, thoracic and lumbar rotators, mid and lower trapezius, infraspinatus and teres minor (rotator cuff muscles), all heads of the deltoid, abdominal obliques, quadriceps, and gluteus medius.  Balance and coordination benefits when adding side stepping to Cloud Hands include: dynamic stability, postural control, lateral plane, hemi lateral movement, midline crossing movement, and lateral stability.


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