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Thankful that Chi Running and Chi Walking have taught me pain-free body movement

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Sun Nov 29th, 2009, 3 comments

We went to see a show last night at a a local venue, and I had several moments of gratefulness for Chi Running and Chi Walking and what they have taught me about learning to listen to my body: The band last night consisted of a banjo player, a bassist, a guitarist, and a drummer. Once during [...]

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Slow Down to Listen to Your Running Form

Posted by Laura Houston on Thu Nov 26th, 2009, 0 comments

Running today made me think about a talk I attended last week, about a friend’s 70 mile kayak trip in the Florida Everglades. Someone asked him if he got bored paddling for that long, and a Florida native spoke up, saying if you learned to slow down and listen, the place comes alive; it is [...]

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The Importance of Alignment when Running

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Mon Nov 23rd, 2009, 0 comments

Last week, I travelled to Asheville in North Carolina for a ChiRunning  weekend retreat with Danny, Katherine and many of my fellow ChiRunning Instructors.  It was a fantastic weekend with great people, glorious weather and an opportunity to share and learn from each other. The countryside was stunningly beautiful in full autumn colour. Running at [...]

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Making Gradual Running and Walking Progress

Posted by David Stretanski on Mon Nov 23rd, 2009, 1 comments

The way we stand and move are habits formed over time from our life experiences. Making adjustments to your posture and motion will take time; but with consistent focus and practice, not nearly as much time in which those habits were formed. The principle of Gradual Progress is a key principle for any change, not [...]

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Running form – Feeling What it Feels Like

Posted by Laura Houston on Thu Nov 19th, 2009, 0 comments

I spent last weekend near Asheville at Highland Lake Inn attending the ChiRunning Instructor retreat, put on by the ChiLiving team. Each morning, before running, we started with the Morning Exercise, a guided body sensing meditation designed to get you in your body, in preparation for running in a mindful way. Katherine or Danny guided [...]

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Running and Walking Technique Rooted In Principles

Posted by David Stretanski on Wed Nov 18th, 2009, 0 comments

When I first picked up a ChiRunning Book about four years ago – in pain, injured, frustrated and confused; I first realized my running philosophy was a bit off and then I realized my running technique was a bit off also. On the surface, ChiRunning is about adjusting running technique to improve efficiency and prevent [...]

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Running Pain and Yoga

Posted by Ryan Miller on Tue Nov 17th, 2009, 3 comments

Distance running can cause a tremendous amount of stress on the body. Yoga is now recognized as a way for runners to stretch tight muscles and help lessen running pain. Runners tend to gravitate towards power yoga and fast paced vinyasa flow. It’s wonderful to see runners now practicing yoga but this approach of stretching [...]

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Running Form and Shoes

Posted by Ryan Miller on Tue Nov 17th, 2009, 6 comments

Before you start running it is likely you strap on a pair of running shoes that contain a number of features designed to enhance your performance and help keep you injury free. Every feature that is built into a running shoe already exists in your body in varying degrees. Practicing your ChiRunning form will help [...]

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Running as a Metaphor for Life

Posted by David Stretanski on Tue Nov 17th, 2009, 0 comments

Many of us have heard the concept of “running is a metaphor [or mirror] for life”. There have been many ways to apply and learn from this concept. Just Google the phrase and you will see many posts on the subject. A few days ago a great quote came across my path: “Tension is who [...]

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Is Chi Running truly effortless running?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Nov 17th, 2009, 16 comments

I’d like to clear up a bit of confusion about Chi Running that seems to crop up every now and then. Some runners have come to Chi Running workshops expecting their running to feel effortless by the end of the class. Then they write us afterwards and complain that they didn’t feel as though they got their [...]

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