Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division Hawaii, Department of Health

Restoring the ‘Bodymind’ to Wellness and Relaxation through the Use of Aquatic Ai Chi

When the body experiences stress, its ancient programmed response is to rev up the autonomic sympathetic response by excreting the stress hormones of norepinephrine, adrenaline, ephedrine, and cortisol. Aquatic Ai Chi helps restore balance, while strengthening one’s core, building endurance, and increasing oxygenation. In this workshop, participants will gain an overall understanding of the concepts, pranayama-type breathing, and 19 movements in Ai Chi to enhance relaxation and calmness.

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