What is AI CHI?
AI = harmony (Japanese)
CHI = the earth/ground (Jap.) or in Chinese = universal life energy
AI CHI means in the widest sense "the harmony of energy“.
AI CHI wants to support the nature and individuality of human beings by the use of therapeutic touch. Because of it´s Japanese tradition, the practice takes place on a futonmat, which is placed on the floor. Working on the floor gives AI CHI a special depth and intensity.
The Japanese art of massage AI CHI is a particular expression of movement and touch. Through the use of the correct technique at the correct time at the right place, each person finds out a better access to his sources of energy.
AI CHI combines and expands a variety of elements from different methods of energetic bodywork. My practice includes:
- Shiatsu, the Japanese meridian massage
- Rwo Shr Footreflexzology Massage from Taiwan
- Cranio Sacral Osteopathy
- Visceral & Structural Osteopathy
- Seiki Soho, the Japanese method from Akinobu Kishi Sensei
- Shin Tai/Shiatsu, founded in the late 80´s by Saul Goodman
(more explanations to this – look to the button “Links/Books”).
Every occurance in the universe follows the movement of CHI and strives to generate harmony (AI), this is also true for the human being. CHI is the energy in the human being, which is there from the moment of conception until the end of life. This CHI determines the physical, emotional and mental constitution. This is the philosophy of the Asians since millennia. For example: Personality means "character of the CHI." Illness is called, "CHI is ill” (noteworthy: it is not called, "the body is sick or has a disease”).
The universal lifesource CHI appears in the energylines (meridians), which flow through the connective tissue of the body. CHI appears also in the movements of the brain and spinal cord fluid. Further CHI aspects are the movable nature of muscles, nerves, lymphatic- and bloodvessels, organs, joints and bones.
The AI CHI practitioner knows and recognizes the different levels of the CHI and movements. He can follow it, distinguish it and produce or restore the natural order. Harmony (AI) originates through conscious touch, balancing movement and right breathing.
Do you feel, you are not thriving in the present? Part of your energy is afraid of the future. Another part lives in the past.
AI CHI is free from judgment, division and manipulation. It supports the free flow of the CHI in the human body and promotes a greater level of performance and selfhealing. Acceptance and stillness create a free space to communicate. Lie down on the earth and become quiet. Enjoy the touch. The body becomes softer and more flexible, also the spirit is calmer. Emotions, inner pictures and dreams can come and go.
The "harmony of the energy" is experienced by each person differently. AI CHI lets the character and the talents become clearer and more evident. The given circumstances offer new challenges for the personal growth process. The natural joy of life increases. This supports the promotion of health. The human being learns to create a new feeling of life, there is increased flexibility, the spirit becomes quieter and clearer - this is AI CHI.
Explaining AI CHI in words is difficult. Words can describe only parts and deliver the theoretical background. AI CHI needs to be experienced.