This is the finishing posture of
As the movements of the following
posture are comparatively
complicated, kindly review the
relative video in details before
reading the description.
Cloud hands 08
the same as 02.
Cloud hands 09
are the same as
与 04 完全相同。
Cloud hands 10
are the same as
Cloud hands 11
Please refer to
Cloud hands 12
Please refer to
Cloud hands 13
Please refer to
要看左右云手的动作录像，请点击 16 & 17
To Watch video of the movement ， click 16 & 17
Cloud hands 01
Keep the status of the right arm basically unchanged. Push the left heel against the floor and stretch the bended left
leg. In addition, with the left hip and left heel as axis, turn the left toes from facing southeast to facing southwest and
place the left foot in parallel with the right foot. With the power generated from these comprehensive movements, shift
the weight center from the middle to the top of the connecting line between the right hip and the right leg. The upright
torso is turning from facing south to facing southwest and slanting at the same time.
With the left shoulder and elbow as center, rotate the bended left arm and stretch it naturally at the same time following
the path of the yellow dots as shown in the picture. Place the left fingers in the middle of the right wrist. With the steady
rotation of the axis of the arm, turn the left palm from facing out to facing in. While turning and moving the right hand
upward, gradually open the palm and lead the fingers to point to the upper side of the southwest corner along the
direction of the right forearm.
Rotate the neck accordingly during the process and turn the eyesight from southeast to southwest.
Cloud hands 02
From the comprehensive motions of grounding the right heel and the outer side of the right foot, stretching the right leg
and bending the left leg, shift the weight center to the top of the connecting line between the left hip and the left heel. The
upper body has the sense of slanting sideway similar to the posture of Slant Flying with only difference of not raising the
The relative position of the left forearm and the chest is basically unchanged. With the forearm as axis, rotate the palm as
much as possible to face east. At the same time, with the elbow as axis, turn the forearm toward the east side with the
sense of pushing against an incoming attack. The direction of the left forearm is essentially the same as the slanting
direction of the upper body.
With the right shoulder as center, move the right elbow down slightly. Stretch out the right arm along the direction of the
right leg. The right palm is facing down and is moving half way to the front of the right thigh. The eyesight is still looking at
the southwest side.
Cloud hands 03
With the right heel as supporting point, rotate the axis between the right hip and the right heel. Move the right toes to point
southeast and make it parallel with the left foot. With the spine as axis, rotate the waist and turn the torso from facing
southwest to facing southeast. With the left hip joint as center, slant the upper body forward. The timing of starting and
ending of these three movements has to be even and coordinated. Following the turning of the body, the eyesight is
looking at the southeast side.
With the shoulder joint as axis and the right arm as radius, the right hand is continuing to move down to the side of the
thigh. With the arm as axis, turn the right palm to face east.
Following the turning of the left arm, rotate the left palm to face southeast according to the opposite direction as mention
Cloud hands 04
With both hips as axis and through the power as generated by rounding the lower back and lowering down the buttock,
bring the upper body from slanting forward to upright and to face southeast. Move the right foot to the side of the left foot
at the same time with the weight center still on the left foot.
Through the turning of the right shoulder and elbow as center, move the right hand along the path of the yellow dots
starting from the bottom as shown in picture 1 and lead the right figures upward till it come close to the base of the left
thumb. At this moment, the right palm is facing up and both elbows are essentially at the same height.
Though the left palm has the sense of pushing slightly to the southeast, the power is in fact originated from the waist and
Cloud hands 05
With the connecting line of the right hip and heel as axis, turn both right knee and toes to the southwest side. Shift the
weight center from the left leg to the right leg while making the turn. With the spine as center, rotate the waist and turn the
torso from facing southeast and facing south. The eyesight is turning to look at southwest through rotation of the neck.
Pay attention to keep both hips and left knee at their original positions.
Keep the related positions of the right arm and upper body unchanged. With the elbow joint as center, rotate the right
forearm to a vertical position with the right figures pointing upward. Turn the right palm from facing up to facing west as
much as possible. With the left elbow as center, rotate the forearm along the direction of the left thigh making the left arm
to stretch out naturally. Lower the left elbow down slightly in due course.
Cloud hands 06
With the connecting line of the left hip and heel as axis, turn
the left toes and knee toward southwest leading the left leg
and foot in parallel with the right foot. With the spine as axis,
rotate the waist and turn the upper body from facing south to
Keep the right hand at the same state and shift its position
along with the turning of the body. With the shoulder as
center and the arm as radius, continue to move the arm down
in a curving direction till the hand is placed just next to the left
thigh. Through the turning of the arm, the palm becomes from
facing down to facing right.
Cloud hands 07
Under the condition of not shifting the weight center, with
the right hip as center, rotate the torso from up right to
slanting and facing southwest. At the same time, through
grounding of the bottom of the left foot, move the outer
edge of the foot intentionally to the left till the left leg is
completely stretched out and the both feet are basically
The whole body is in the slanting state which essentially is
the same as the posture of 01.
由 Daniel Kwok 先生 校译
Proofreaded & Translated
by Mr.Daniel Kwok