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Ai Chi – Balance, Harmony and Healing                                              

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. 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.

 

New offerings in this book include Ai Chi Ne (partner stretching), Ai Chi in-depth, Cultivating the Chi (new Ai Chi positions), practical teaching information, pool teaching scripts for a varied learning focus, Ai Chi for special populations, the autonomic nervous system, the para-sympathetic and sympathetic systems, breathing techniques and benefits, and physical positioning.   Complements the following educational material: Ai Chi/Cultivating the Chi Laminated Trifold.

$23.95            

 

 

Ai Chi – Flowing Aquatic Energy                    

This beginning level Ai Chi book contains descriptions and illustrations of the basic Ai Chi movements.  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.  Complements the following educational material: Ai Chi Laminated Card.

$12.95            

 

These DVDs will allow you to see exactly how the postures are performed.  Better than learning from illustrations!

 

 
 

Ai Chi I – Flowing Aquatic Energy Videotape Ai Chi I – Flowing Aquatic Energy – Video or DVD

Ai Chi I reviews each progression of Ai Chi with information and hints on getting the most out of the program. Ruth Sova begins by teaching, and then recapping, the Breathing and Upper Extremity Movements. Trunk Stability Movements and techniques, and Lower Extremity Movements are taught and recapped next.  Ruth finishes the teaching portion with Coordinated Total Body Movements and then reviews of the entire Ai Chi program. Yoshiko Uno and Miki Aoki, Ai Chi instructors from , are featured with Ai Chi demonstrations. Complements the following educational material: Ai Chi Laminated Card.

$34.95 Video $39.95 DVD        

 

Ai Chi II – Cultivating the Chi – Video or DVD

Ai Chi II is an extension to traditional Ai Chi that increases energy or life force with simple, natural movements. It is 65-minutes long and includes an introduction on, and history of, Cultivating the Chi; in-depth instruction on these new movements for confidence in application; and a full Ai Chi Physical Focus program.

Complements the following educational material: Physical Focus Audiocassette and Ai Chi/Cultivating the Chi Laminated Trifold.

$34.95 Video $39.95 DVD   

 

 

 

 

Ai Chi III – The Visualization Journey Videotape or DVD    

Ai Chi III – The Visualization Journey – Video or DVD. Ai Chi III changes the Ai Chi focus and takes the Ai Chi experience to the next level. It is a 65-minute production giving an explanation of the Visualization Focus with its four pathways (Preparing, Healing, Cultivating and Applying); teaching information for progressing clients; and a complete Visualization program. Complements the following educational material: Visualization Journey Audiocassette and Ai Chi/Cultivating the Chi Laminated Trifold.

$34.95 Video $39.95 DVD

 

Ai Chi Ne Videotape or DVD

The Ai Chi Ne video will meet the needs of therapists, aquatic fitness instructors, and Ai Chi practitioners.  It is a simple aquatic balance program done in pairs.  Ai Chi Ne has been used extensively for all balance deficits (CP, Parkinson’s disease, strokes), neurological and motor skill deficits, geriatrics, victims of abuse, Developmentally Delayed, Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHA to adjust physical and emotional balance.  It is a safe, effective program that anyone can follow.    The Ai Chi Ne video features Ruth Sova and four participants in the pool (with above and under water footage) and in lecture.  Footage of Ai Chi Ne with a Developmentally Delayed participant, footage of instructors in Japan, and Japanese special needs footage are all included.  Complements the following educational material: Ai Chi Ne Laminated Trifold and the Ai Chi Ne Audio Cassette.

$34.95 Video $39.95 DVD    

  These laminates will solve the problem of trying to remember the postures, their names and the progression while teaching.  
 

 

Ai Chi Laminated Card                                                    

8 ½ x 11 laminated card names and depicts the Ai Chi postures.  Perfect for poolside.  Solves the problem of trying to remember the postures, their names and the progression while teaching.  Postures are explained in more detail in Ai Chi – Flowing Aquatic Energy and Ai Chi I – Flowing Aquatic Energy Videotape.
$ 6.95

 

 

 

 

Ai Chi/Cultivating the Chi Laminated Trifold               

14 x 22 laminated trifold names and depicts the Ai Chi and Cultivating the Chi postures.  Great for poolside.  Solves the problem of trying to remember the postures, their names and the progression while teaching.  Postures are explained in more detail in Ai Chi – Balance, Harmony and Healing and Ai Chi II – Cultivating the Chi Videotape.
$19.95

 

Ai Chi Ne Laminated Trifold

14 x 22 laminated cardstock trifold stands 14” high.  It names and depicts the Ai Chi Ne postures.  Great for poolside.    Solves the problem of trying to remember the postures, their names and the progression while teaching.  Complements the following educational material: Ai Chi Ne Videotape and the Ai Chi Ne Audio Cassette.
$19.95       

 

Ruth Sova Audio:

 
 

 

 

Ai Chi – Synchrony Audio                      This Japanese music cassette is filled with tranquil, soothing harmonies. The flowing sounds encourage peace of mind, easy breathing, and balance.  Relaxation and centering are improved with the floating rhythms.

Cassette $14.95       CD $19.95

 

   

 

Ai Chi – Physical Focus Audio                        

In this cassette Ruth Sova takes listeners through an Ai Chi progression with the Japanese Synchrony music from Jun Konno (Ai Chi Originator) for background.  Clients can relax with effortless Ai Chi water movement and the music.  On the cassette Ruth Sova verbally explains positions, positioning, alignment, limb movement, balancing hints, and visual guidelines as the client moves through the Ai Chi relaxation technique.  Made for clients who are new to Ai Chi and need reminders on what comes next and how to do it with proper technique, the cassette allows them to work on their own.  The cassette has also been made for practitioners who work on their own or who want additional teaching techniques.  The tape was created in response to practitioners who wanted ideas to improve their teaching and for Ai Chi participants who wanted relaxation techniques they could use on their own.  Complements the following educational material: Ai Chi II – Cultivating the Chi videotape and the Ai Chi/Cultivating the Chi Laminated Trifold.

Cassette $14.95       CD $19.95

 

 

 

Ai Chi – Visualization Journey CD     

In this CD Ruth Sova takes listeners through an Ai Chi Visualization with the Japanese Synchrony music from Jun Konno (Ai Chi Originator) for background.  Clients can relax with effortless Ai Chi water movement, the music and the visualization.  The CD was created in response to practitioners who wanted ideas to improve their teaching and for Ai Chi participants who wanted advanced relaxation techniques they could use on their own.  It is ideal for clients who are comfortable with the Ai Chi progression or who use the Ai Chi/Cultivating the Chi poolside Laminated Sheet.  Complements the following educational material: Ai Chi III – the Visualization Journey DVD.

$19.95            

  Ai Chi Ne Audio  
This audiocassette takes the listener through a 45-minute Ai Chi Ne session.  Verbal cues offer simple descriptions of the exercises, technique corrections, posture terminology, and breathing hints.  Intended for use by therapist or client at the pool.  Perfect for clients to use on their own when traveling or for post-rehab conditioning.  Simple to follow.
Cassette or CD
$19.95           
 

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Ai Chi Floor Sign and Ai Chi Poster also available for $29.99.

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