The Visualization Journey
The Ai Chi III DVD changes the Ai Chi focus and allows its viewers to experience the sport at a new level. The 65-minute DVD focuses on what's called “The Visualization Journey”. This unique approach to Ai Chi centers on the journey's four pathways: preparing, healing, cultivating, and applying. The DVD is aimed at participants who are already well versed in Ai Chi. The above and underwater footage helps viewers get a full sense of the sport's movements. And Ruth Sova's relaxed and natural approach is a welcome treat during this unique experience. Pair the movements learned in the latest DVD with the Ruth Sova Ai Chi Visual Journey CD. The CD, which features soothing Japanese synchrony music from Jun Konno, helps take listeners through the Visualization Journey.
The Ai Chi Basics
Ai Chi is a water-based exercise program that focuses on deep, rhythmic breathing techniques fluidly combined with slow, broad movements. The aim of the practice is to allow its participants to appreciate the water in a flowing, natural progression. Ai Chi can help center the entire body and help users improve both physically and psychologically. The sport benefits the body by increasing oxygen levels, improving stability, enhancing metabolic rates, and boosting flexibility and overall range of motion. If you're new to Ai Chi and want to learn the ins and outs of the sport, then pick up a copy of the Ruth Sova Ai Chi I DVD and Ruth Sova Ai Chi II DVD − Cultivating the Chi. Both DVDs will help you learn the basics and allow you to easily work up to the Visualization Journey.
How To Get Started With Ai Chi
While the Ai Chi III DVD might not be the first Ai Chi product you use, the easy to follow guides and DVDs can help you easily work your way up to the Visualization Journey level. Ruth Sova's love of the sport easily comes through in her guides. She is the president of the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab institute and founder of the Aquatic Exercise Association. Her instructions are easy to follow and are delivered in a laid backed, relaxed way. While watching the video in the pool might not always be doable, there are a few Ai Chi products that can easily accompany you in the water. The Ruth Sova Ai Chi Laminated Trifold and the Ruth Sova Ai Chi Postures Poolside Laminate help refresh your memory of all the Ai Chi postures and movements. These waterproof guides are great resources to have on hand at the pool no matter what Ai Chi level you're practicing.
The AquaGear Opinion
The AquaGear testers were already well familiar with the sport of Ai Chi thanks to the first two DVDs in the series. They thought that the Ai Chi III DVD was a great challenge and natural progression for more advanced Ai Chi practitioners. While the first two DVDs focus on teaching and correcting postures, the Visualization Journey focuses more on independent movements. Like all Ai Chi levels, the Visualization Journey would be the perfect activity for rehabilitation sessions, elderly exercisers, and anyone else looking for a unique, calming way to work their mind and body.
The Bottom Line
If you're already familiar with the basics of Ai Chi and are looking for a new challenge, then the Ai Chi III DVD would be perfect for you.