AquaStretch, Ai Chi, More
AquaStretch™ is a revolutionary technique that frees the
body of restrictions that limits flexibility and may
cause pain with movement. Experience the extraordinary
and often immediate benefits of:
• Feel calm, loose, mellow and mobile.
• Restore flexibility lost due to injury, surgery or
• Relieve muscle soreness and speed recovery from
overuse or intense exercise.
• Improve sports performance and reduce injury risk by
optimizing range of motion.
• Increase general wellbeing and quality of life,
including better sleep and reduced pain.
Active release, facilitated stretches in the comfort of
shallow water, using buoyancy to freely move into
stretch positions that cannot be duplicated on land. The
facilitator applies pressure and adds weighted
resistance to maximize the stretch. You maintain
complete control over the movement and stretch.
Experience the power of AquaStretch™ to improve movement
Ai Chi is a series of continuous slow and broad
movements, with elements of Tai Chi Chuan. Practicing
slow movement techniques and diaphragmatic breathing
increases relaxation; decreases muscular tension;
improves symptoms. It consists of patterns of movement
of the arms, arms and trunk, and arms legs and trunk.
Ai Chi movements are used to improve the movement
associated with chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia,
high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, balance deficits diabetes MS, PTSD and other
neurological and orthopedic problems. It requires no
As with Tai Chi Chuan, Ai Chi has similar breathing and
relaxation benefits. The three key elements essential
to learning and practicing Ai Chi are
1. Listening inward to feeling - directing
attention to the internal environment
2. Breath Modulation – focusing attention on the
abdomen and fully relaxing and release any tension.
3. Relax – letting go of tension in the body and
mind, releases tension in the muscles, joints and
Pilates and Yoga
"Pilates and Yoga
the water bring the mind-body connection into the
aquatic exercise experience. The performance of
the bodymind exercise
requires participants to
examine what is happening in their bodies, and
has them concentrating on the body part that is
moving. It is important they notice every detail of
every muscle response in each movement. Using
bodymind in exercise
helps achieve the following:
1. A state of
meditation in movement – you can enjoy being in the
moment and forget daily stresses
2. An intimate
relationship with your body – you can learn where
you are weak, strong, tight, and flexible
3. An awareness of
how your body functions during exercise – you can
understand how your body responds to different
levels of intensity, which helps prevent injury
4. A state of
relaxation – you can gain a different level of
mental and physical relaxation through the
completion of physically demanding exercises."
Essential Aqua Pilates;
by Anna Shay McEntee
Aquatic Pilates and Yoga encourage diaphragmatic and controlled
breathing. They use
principles of dynamic
alignment of the body (positioning of head, cervical spine,
scapula, rib cage and pelvis) during the exercises.
Core stability and control is fundamental to correct
alignment, balance and safety of our spine. The aim
is to teach the body to control the muscles as well
as to perform the movement smoothly and fluidly to
gain optimal range of motion.
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