I'd like to hear from folks on how they integrate their TCC training into their every day living.
I'm not talking about tales of martial do, I'm talking about every day, normal things that you have integrated your TCC with and made better, or easier, or just funner.
My best example is my stair walking. I started out quite a number of years ago, walking up and down stairs as a way to exercise and try to fight my (generally losing) battle of the bulge. At first I just walked up and down the stairs like I always did, step up with my legs, step down with my legs. The rest of my body was coming along for the ride.
A few years ago I was practicing Cloud Hands just before I started stepping as a way to warm up. As I was going up the steps it just felt right to do some more Cloud Hands since my arms were just hanging there anyway, and my TCC stair walking was born.
Using the whole body movement of Cloud Hands allows me to go up and down more stairs in less time with much less sweat equity involved.
There are other forms that work nearly as well, some that don't work at all, and others that have mixed results when being used as an aid to going up and down stairs, but Cloud Hands works nearly perfectly.
You have to use the Cloud Hands movement that precedes Single Whip, where you turn on your centerline and take the step forward, but if you do that repeatedly you should be able to go further and faster going up or down stairs than you ever have before.
This has the added bonus benefit of not making my legs tense and sore from all the hard work of going up and down those stairs.
Plus, it allows me to practice my TCC for another 30 minutes each day, and keeps me relatively in shape.
Does anyone else have a similar type of thing they could share with us?
I'd like to know what other ways I can integrate TCC into the other things I do during day.
Let's all share and hopefully help each other out with easier ways of doing things, and which allow us to practice our TCC all the time, not just when we're doing the form.