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Make Your Running a Meditation

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Sep 1st, 2014, 0 comments

Running is great for the mind, body and spirit; it's why we do it. It can clear your mind, trim your body and lift your spirits all in one fell swoop. But, have you ever thought of using running as a meditation practice?

 

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Beyond Basics: The Chi Experience

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Fri Aug 15th, 2014, 0 comments

When it all comes together, it feels like magic; not like running, not like walking, not like you have a body you are pushing and lugging around, but that you are that gentle, easy movement that flows from one place to another.

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Personality Test for Runners

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Tue Jul 29th, 2014, 6 comments

Instead of looking at hand lines and wrinkles, learn how your experiences and attitudes shape the movement of your body...

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Fueling for Summer: Cool, Hot Weather Recipes

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Mon Jul 14th, 2014, 0 comments

Get through hot weather with these cool recipes...

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Danny’s Interview with LifeAfterPain.com

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Jun 12th, 2014, 0 comments

At the first sign of pain, most runners and walkers head for the medicine cabinet for their favorite brand of painkillers. At ChiRunning, we take the approach that pain is the body's way of telling us that something is not working as it should...

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ChiRunning’s Strength Training Triad

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Jun 11th, 2014, 7 comments

Rock Your Next Event with ChiRunning’s Strength Training Triad. It’s widely accepted that you can improve your running performance with strength training. We agree you need strength training, but it’s not just physical strength that we’re talking about. If physical strength training is all your focusing on, you’re not getting the most out of your training time.

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Run For the Joy Of It, Even When You Hate It

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed May 28th, 2014, 1 comments

Whether you love to run, or you only do it for the health benefits, there may be times that you feel like you truly hate it. The other side of the coin is the great, wonderful joy that running can be and, the important lessons that are gleaned from the trials and tribulations of learning to master your body and your energy. Let’s take a look at some of the scenarios when running can feel like more trouble than it’s worth, and turn those negative connotations around. Finding the positive in difficult situations is the first step to creating more consistent joy in your life and your running.

 

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FREE Vitality Conference: May 28 - June 1, 2014

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu May 22nd, 2014, 0 comments

Vitality is the energy of life that emerges from within, it makes us radiant, glowing and passionate - so how do we cultivate what we've got and get more of it?

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Take the Work Out of Your Workouts

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed May 14th, 2014, 9 comments

It seems like many people are under the impression that the only way to become a better runner is to become a stronger runner. You know… no pain, no gain? Chi Running is unique to most other training programs in that we use a mind-body approach, not just the purely physical approach. So, on those days when you don’t feel like pushing your body, you can still get a great workout by using your mind in a productive way. Here are four workouts that engage your mind and improve your running without challenging your body’s limits or requiring extra physical exertion. You can do these workouts at any pace that feels comfortable and still come away feeling like you just had a great workout.

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Eight Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Run

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Apr 30th, 2014, 11 comments

Running is a high injury sport, but does not have to be. Learn to listen to your body, practice good running technique and follow the quieter voice of common sense to make every run safe and enjoyable.

Here are some common mistakes I see people make.

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