Running doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it can actually be very relaxing. We at Chi Running believe that running doesn’t have to always be intense, it can be rejuvenating while also reaping the same health benefits of an intense workout.
Ed has been running for years—he loves it. He's done 10ks, half marathons, full marathons, runs on the beach, on hill trails, and anywhere else that he can get that runner's high. He's been teaching ChiRunning and ChiWalking for nearly 5 years, and just became a Master Instructor. For him, there is nothing like the end of a workshop when students leave knowing they have the tools to dramatically improve their energy efficiency and to reduce, even eliminate, injuries.
Have you given up on New Year’s Resolutions? If so, you may be missing a great opportunity for the feeling of a new start that can make a huge difference in your life. Every morning is an opportunity to start anew. January is like the morning of the year ahead, a perfect time to initiate and take important steps toward your intentions.
Alan has been an avid runner since 1978. He has paticipated in almost 80 marathons, including 30 New York City Marathons. He was the first place finisher in his age group at the 2008 NY Marathon.
Alan has a doctorate degree in education and has been teaching adult learners for over thirty years. His background as an educator, counselor, and coach, combined with his enthusiasm for the topic, enables his classes to be enlightening and fun. Alan loves teaching and feels extremely fortunate to be able to share the benefits of ChiRunning and ChiWalking with others.
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.
"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.
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.