loosened my shoes

February 11th, 2006

I have begun implementing some of the techniques of ChiRunning to my walking, and found it extremely beneficial.  I have studied taiji and qigong on and off for years, particularly the Zhan Zhuang and Da Cheng Chuan styles.  I could never progress far due to the pain and numbness in my feet.
The suggestion about loosening your shoes (which was the first time I had ever heard it, often having been told they weren't tight enough!) has greatly improved my practice, and my walking.  I am gradually working into running, as a decade of working (read: living) behind a desk has put me close to 400 pounds...

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ChiRunning began to enrich my life on July 3, 2010 when I read the first 100 pages of the book and went for a run, and just focusing on ankle lift made a difference! My running life continues to transform and create joy! I smile when I run and love every minute. I am thrilled and grateful to be part of this ChiRunning community. Thank you for the opportunity to pursue becoming an Instructor.

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