Practiced in shoulder deep water, Ai Chi combines conscious breathing and slow, extended movements of the arms, legs, and torso. In total, the progression is nineteen individual movements.
The benefits of these movements include increasing core strength, flexibility, coordination, mobility, and metabolism.
Mental clarity, focus, and mind/body oneness are gifts of Ai Chi practice. Feelings of relaxation and tranquility are also experienced.
The round flowing motions provide a soothing experience based on a principle of yielding to, rather than resisting the natural flow.
"Thank you, Ann, for introducing me to the peace and tranquility of Ai Chi. You helped me experience true calmness. Through your guidance, I was able to be in the moment with the flow of the water, the movement of my body and the clarity of my mind--in a refreshing, relaxing, rejuvenating new way." Jim, New York City
"Ann's gentle and thoughtful manner of teaching creates the perfect environment for learning the technique (of Ai Chi." D.G., San Diego