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When the bow is done in this manner, one can use the downward palm push in the Lohan one-handed bow, the Hsing-i Element Water's downward block ; to name a few.
Some do internals after learning Northern Shaolin; others, such as my teacher Grandmaster Joe Greenstein, start Northern Shaolin internally. The practice of meditation, Qigong, are fully integrated from the bow, through every move; the beginning sets are not done much, the advanced 10 sets are. These are done internally, every move; both hard and soft.
6th SET (Tun Ta, Short Strike, SHORT FIGHTING) uses part of this move toward the beginning of the set.
The energy between the moves in the set is the same as: Internal Iron Shirt, Internal Iron Palm, and in push hands, this energy is felt on contact as 'Cotton Over Steel'. I have only felt this with two Grandmasters; the late Joseph Greenstein (The Mighty Atom), and Wong Jack Man.
More on internals in the book Axe Hand; Hsing-i & Internal Strength Workout; at Lulu.com )