August 2017 Blog Archive - Chi Running

ChiLiving Blog - The Conscious Process of Positive Change Part 3: Understanding, Resolution, Action

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Thu Aug 17th, 2017, 0 comments

ChiLiving Blog - The Conscious Process of Positive Change Part 3: Understanding, Resolution, Action

Nothing is so wonderful as those “aha” moments when understanding dawns upon you and suddenly bewilderment and confusion disappear into a moment of clarity and insight.

There is a sense of relief at the resolution of whatever problem you were contemplating; an almost startled awakening to an understanding that is new and complete unto itself. It is a body-mind experience that can overtake all of your awareness in that moment. It is the Einstein moment of  “getting it”.

You can create the conditions for this kind of understanding. Just follow the yellow brick road that starts with awareness and acceptance.

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August 2017 Instructor of the Month: Hazel Wood

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Aug 16th, 2017, 0 comments

August 2017 Instructor of the Month: Hazel Wood

This month, we are featuring our amazing Master Instructor, Hazel Wood! Hazel has been practicing and teaching ChiRunning since 2002 and is dedicated to making a posiitve impact on the running communities in her beloved San Francisco Bay Area! Read on to learn about her history, her goals and why she loves ChiRunning so much...

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Personal Performance for ChiRunners

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Aug 9th, 2017, 0 comments

Personal Performance for ChiRunners

The term “performance” in athletics has been usurped by top athletes and has become riddled with so many innuendos that the term itself can scare off the athlete and the runner in you.

However, the concept of personal performance can be the best kind of motivation. Personal performance asks you to listen deeply to your own self and do what feels good for you and for your body. When you focus on personal performance, you stretch yourself, make that extra effort, and find the place within yourself that wants the best.

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ChiLiving Blog: The Conscious Process of Positive Change, Part 2: Awareness and Acceptance

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Aug 2nd, 2017, 0 comments

ChiLiving Blog: The Conscious Process of Positive Change, Part 2: Awareness and Acceptance

If you’re trying to map out a run in a new city, you’ll get lost if your directions start from the wrong Marriott in town. Same with any plan for improving your life. If you start from the wrong place, you won’t end up where you want to.

Awareness and acceptance are the first stages of conscious change because they place you, exactly where you are, right now. If you want improved health, better communication in your relationships, a career that suits who you are, you have to start exactly where you are, at this moment…not where you want or wish to be.

Yes, you can visualize, see, feel, taste where you want to be, but first comes awareness and acceptance of your current situation and experience.

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