The Ruth Sova Ai Chi II DVD picks up where the first DVD left off and introduces more experienced practitioners to new levels of Ai Chi.
Cultivating the Chi
The second DVD in the Ruth Sova Ai Chi program helps extend the traditional teachings of Ai Chi. The water based program helps its participants combine rhythmic breathing techniques with slow, purposeful movements. Its goal is for participants to appreciate the water in a flowing, natural progression. In this second DVD, Ruth Sova guides participants to increased levels of energy and life forces with simple, organic movements. The video features an easy to follow Ai Chi physical focus program which aids participants in understanding the background of cultivating the Chi. Ruth Sova added in depth instruction to help increase confidence and stability during movements. The DVD also features both above and underwater footage to help users visualize their own movements. "Cultivating the Chi" runs for 65 minutes.
Benefits of Enhancing Ai Chi Knowledge
Just like the basics of Ai Chi, the second DVD can helps its participants overcome pain associated with arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia and COPD. It also helps to further increase oxygen levels, flexibility, stability, and range of motion. Ai Chi is great for an alternative challenge during aquatic exercise classes, ideal for personal training, formatted for aquatic therapy, and easy enough for at-home exercising.
Full Ai Chi Series
For water exercisers new to the Ai Chi experience, the Ruth Sova Ai Chi I DVD can help guide participants through the basics of Ai Chi movements, stretches and breathing techniques. And those that are ready for the next level beyond the Ai Chi II DVD will benefit from Ruth Sova's Ai Chi III. This advanced level video gives participants instructions on how to obtain Visualization Focus and how it can help further Ai Chi's benefits. Any level of Ai Chi can be accompanied with the Ai Chi Physical Focus CD. It's a cued Ai Chi routine that features soothing and tranquil harmonies. Ruth Sova also has a comprehensive book, "Balance, Harmony, and Healing", that gives a full overview of all Ai Chi practices.
Because the AquaGear testers had already tried out the Ai Chi I DVD, they were excited to try their hand at the next level. Participants really loved how relaxing, for both body and mind, the DVD's movements made them feel. They thought that it would be ideal for those who already had a good understanding of Ai Chi positioning and movements. The II DVD advanced on what was learned in the first session and took it to the next Ai Chi level. One thing that testers really enjoyed was Ruth Sova's laid back, informal approach to the sport. The DVDs, along with her instruction, are easy and pleasant to follow. Sova's love of the practice is manifested in her movements and direction.
The Bottom Line
If you're ready to take your Ai Chi understanding to the next level, then follow along with the comprehensive and easy-to-master Ai Chi II DVD.