September 2015 Blog Archive - Chi Living

One Thing to Make Your Running So Much Easier

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Sep 30th, 2015, 8 comments

One Thing to Make Your Running So Much Easier

You can make running easier…after all, why push yourself down the road when you can be pulled…by gravity, that is.

In our last workshop some people found it difficult to let go and let gravity do its job. Whether it’s a mindset that says you need to work hard, or legs that want to be tree stumps and not loose like noodles, the hardest part of ChiRunning® is learning to relax and let go.

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How to Focus Your Body and Relax Your Mind

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Sep 1st, 2015, 3 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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Sending Good Vibrations To A Chi Runner Who Is Battling Breast Cancer For The Second Time

Posted by Alice Diffely on Thu Sep 24th, 2015, 0 comments

Sending Good Vibrations To A Chi Runner Who Is Battling Breast Cancer For The Second Time

I first met Mary in July 2013, when she came to me for Chi Running instruction as she was preparing to run the Portland Marathon. She had a wonderful experience completing that race with her daughter Naomi. After the marathon, Mary's running continued to go well until she was diagnosed with breast cancer early in 2014 . . . .

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