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How to Focus Your Body and Relax Your Mind

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Sep 1st, 2015, 0 comments

How to Focus Your Body and Relax Your Mind

"Focused spaciousness"… Katherine coined this phrase years ago when she was describing the state of mind she experiences when she applies the ChiRunning and ChiWalking focuses to her movement. You might think she was talking about focusing her mind while relaxing her body. But, what if you switch the words in the phrase to mean the inverse: focusing your body and relaxing your mind.

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Finish Line

Posted by Super Admin on Tue Aug 11th, 2015, 5 comments

Finish Line

I hate running. I ran The Columbus Half Marathon because I knew that I could, not because I liked running. Actually, the thought hit me the day my dad crossed the finish line at his first half marathon. In my mind, he was the last person that I thought would run that far, and I thought that if he could do it, then I could, too.

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Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health and Longevity

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Aug 5th, 2015, 5 comments

Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health and Longevity

Exercise is being shown to be perhaps the most important factor in keeping healthy—physically and mentally—as we age. Exercise changes the way our brain functions and grows, improving the quality of our whole life experience. When we walk fast, regardless of our age, we produce new cells in the hippocampus, the brain area that plays a key role in turning short-term memories into long.

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ChiRunning, Your Eyes and Your Vision

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Tue Jul 28th, 2015, 7 comments

ChiRunning, Your Eyes and Your Vision

When we teach ChiRunning®, many people notice that good posture changes the line of their eyesight. Before lifting the crown of your head, your chin is most likely slightly lifted. Notice, right now, where your chin is, then gently lift through the back of the neck and lift your crown (the back of the top of your head) into the air. Don’t push or force. Just a gentle lift. Your chin will come down slightly when you do this…and so will your line of vision.

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Chi Traveling

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jul 21st, 2015, 3 comments

Chi Traveling

Whether I'm doing ChiRunning, ChiWalking or my everyday ChiLiving, the one thing that never changes is that I'm in my body. It's where I do my most important work… my deeper study. It's my school. My current course of study is to be present as I encounter the world in each moment.

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3 Great Ways to GAIN Energy as You Run

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jun 16th, 2015, 8 comments

3 Great Ways to GAIN Energy as You Run

Have you ever spent the day hiking in Nature and come back feeling alive and refreshed… even though your body is pleasantly tired? Or, felt really great after seeing a close friend? Or refreshed after a good night's sleep? All of these are examples of the movement of chi in your direction. It's the most basic definition of nourishment… to gather chi.

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Your Brain’s Clock – Timing is Everything

Posted by Super Admin on Tue Jun 2nd, 2015, 2 comments

Your Brain’s Clock – Timing is Everything

Every breath you take, every move you make (enter the distinct guitar sounds of The Police’s wildly popular 1983 hit) is controlled by your brain’s innate timing system. Whether physical movements or production of thoughts, your brain’s ability to time these magical feats appropriately is the difference between unnoticed normal everyday functioning and disastrous consequences.

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Racing Against Father Time

Posted by Larry Neumann on Thu Apr 23rd, 2015, 7 comments

Racing Against Father Time

I’ve always been a runner. In my 20s and 30s, I was what I later came to learn was a “power runner”, running 3 miles a few times a week, usually as fast as I could. I had plenty of injuries back then and still have the oversized calves to show for it! In 2000, I met Danny and took a 1 hour lesson – just the basics: posture, lean and leg lift.

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Running Into The Moment

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Apr 1st, 2015, 5 comments

Running Into The Moment

While driving from Asheville, NC down to Hilton Head, SC a couple of weeks ago I was dumbstruck by a billboard covered with a Rebel flag. Emblazoned across it in a huge swirly font were the words, "Never Forget." Those words struck my heart like a dagger filled with sadness, and I thought to myself, "Wow, someone out there is still carrying a grudge held by their ancestors more than 150 years ago."

This, of course, brought up the question, "Where in my life am I slow to change?" and "Where do I hold onto ways of thinking that no longer serve, either me or the greater good?"

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Chi As Fuel

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Mar 25th, 2015, 8 comments

Chi As Fuel

Usually “fuel” is thought of in terms of nutrition…healthy food, supplements, power drinks, gels, and gu…they all promise high performance and lots of energy.

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