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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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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 form as a meditation practice

Posted by Laura Houston on Sat Oct 31st, 2009, 3 comments

As I was running today, I thought about how my running has become a meditative process, and how I have benefited from that. My training partner told me his wife used to be a runner, but quit. When I asked her about it, she said she had used running to work out problems and conflicts. [...]

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