Ai Chi - Balance Harmony and Healing Ruth Sova

ISBN: 9781889959030

Published: April 3rd 1999

Paperback

160 pages


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Ai Chi - Balance Harmony and Healing  by  Ruth Sova

Ai Chi - Balance Harmony and Healing by Ruth Sova
April 3rd 1999 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 160 pages | ISBN: 9781889959030 | 6.62 Mb

This is a second book on Ai Chi. Ai Chi is a water exercise and relaxation program that has been created to help aquatic practitioners and students decrease stress and increase energy by using the water in a flowing yet powerful progression. ThisMoreThis is a second book on Ai Chi. Ai Chi is a water exercise and relaxation program that has been created to help aquatic practitioners and students decrease stress and increase energy by using the water in a flowing yet powerful progression. This comprehensive, in-depth book takes experienced practitioners to a new level of Ai Chi practice, yet will be useful to the novice as well.

Aquatic exercise instructors, personal trainers, and aquatic therapy and rehabilitation practitioners will find the Ai Chi workout versatile. For aquatic exercise instructors it is an efficient exercise program that increases oxygen and caloric consumption simply with correct form and positioning in the water. Personal trainers will find it a perfect relaxation technique for their highly stressed, over-challenged clients. Aquatic therapy and rehabilitation practitioners will see improved range of motion and mobility in their patients.Ai Chi, created by combining Tai-Chi concepts with Shiatsu and Watsu techniques, is performed standing in shoulder depth water using a combination of deep breathing and slow, broad movements of the arms, legs, and torso.The book compares the traditional Ai Chi program for an average healthy adult with modifications for special populations.

Ai Chi Ne (partner stretching) and Cultivating the Chi (advanced Ai Chi positions) are defined and illustrated.The blending of international authors and concepts makes Ai Chi - Balance, Harmony and Healing an unusual, elite book. It begins with an introduction to Ai Chi and the mind/body concept, and then moves to benefits involving the neurological, cardiorespiratory, metabolic, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and cognitive systems.

Ai Chi modifications for over twenty different special populations is next. The physical techniques of Ai Chi are covered in Chapter Three and include positioning, balance, pelvic mechanics and movement technique. Chapter Four, deals with the psyche or mind and covers the concepts of relaxation, breathing, meditation and unity.

The physical descriptions, illustrations and progression of Ai Chi, Ai Chi Ne and Cultivating the Chi are included to assist instruction. Ai Chi - Balance, Harmony, and Healing has a special focus on instructional techniques which include presentation ideas, music, cueing, and scripts to use while teaching.



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