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This Year, Be a Minimalist Walker or Runner….

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jan 7th, 2014, 14 comments

This Year, Be a Minimalist Walker or Runner….

How much extra effort are you exerting now that could be reduced if you spent time practicing good technique? And, watching and listening to your body? What if you held less tension in your body? What if you weren’t toeing off, over-striding or running or walking too upright? What if your breath was deeper and more relaxed and your heart wasn’t pounding so hard? What if you could minimize all the misaligned movement and over-exertion that leaves you wiped out at the end of your workout or injured at the end of the week? Ask yourself what that would feel like?

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Creating Real Change: From Resolutions to Reality in 5 Steps

Posted by Danny Dreyer A on Thu Jan 2nd, 2014, 3 comments

Creating Real Change: From Resolutions to Reality in 5 Steps

Is there anything we can do to “guarantee” that our resolutions stay alive and eventually come true? The short answer is yes. But, the way to get those changes to happen is not a short answer. I’ve taken the answer from the ChiWalking book which involves five steps to achieve a goal...

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It Just Gets Better

Posted by Alice Diffely on Wed Dec 18th, 2013, 1 comments

It Just Gets Better

This is how I'd like to feel when I'm 61.  Meet Mary, one of my Chi Running clients in Portland, Oregon.  She's shown here with her daughter Naomi after the two of them completed the Portland Marathon together this fall.

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Recovery After my First Marathon

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Tue Dec 10th, 2013, 1 comments

Recovery After my First Marathon

The most astonishing thing to me after the marathon was the lack of recovery time.  As a Chi Running instructor I tell my students often about the lack of recovery required in general after a run, compared to their pre Chi Running days, but to experience it myself post marathon was truly an amazing feeling ...

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Crossing the Finish Line

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Mon Dec 2nd, 2013, 6 comments

Crossing the Finish Line

There is no app for this, the banner read as I ran past.  Ain’t that the truth!  I guess that’s what appeals to me about the marathon distance.  There are no shortcuts, you must respect the distance and put the work in, at least if you want it to be rewarding and as pain free an experience as possible...

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Mindful Giving Makes All the Difference

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Mon Nov 25th, 2013, 2 comments

Mindful Giving Makes All the Difference

What does your son want for Christmas? Or your husband for Hanukkah? What would give your sister that expression of true delight that you hope to see when you give a gift? There is no question. What they would truly all love is the gift of you; that special essence that only you have and you can give...

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Rest or Exercise? How to Choose

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Nov 13th, 2013, 6 comments

Rest or Exercise? How to Choose

When you are tired, on the verge of possibly getting a cold, or maybe recovering from a cold or other viral infection, it can be hard to know whether you need to rest or exercise. How can you choose which is best for you?

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The Day Before my First Marathon

Posted by Michelle Muldoon on Thu Nov 7th, 2013, 0 comments

The Day Before my First Marathon

I arrived in Dublin the night before.  I took no chances and carried everything I needed for the race on the flight!  I slept reasonably well and decided I would go for a very short run to loosen up and help me to relax.  I didn’t wear a watch and took it very easy.  The run felt effortless, I didn’t feel any niggles, my body felt pretty good.  My only focus was to body sense any tension and try to let it go...

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#7 of 52: The Higher Purpose of the Long Run - Are You Up for It?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Oct 30th, 2013, 8 comments

#7 of 52: The Higher Purpose of the Long Run - Are You Up for It?

Duration, holding an intention and focus over a long period of time, creates an inner substance that cannot be created in any other way...

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ChiRunning on ‘The Fat-Burning Man Show’

Posted by Casey Colahan on Tue Oct 29th, 2013, 1 comments

Abel James, host of The Fat-Burning Man Show, recently interviewed Danny on ChiRunning...

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