Good question and such a common one!! We always emphasize the law of gradual progress, and for learning Chi Running, that means focus on one thing at a time. If you are new to Chi Running, your focus should be on postural alignment. Go through the steps to align your shoulders over your hips over your ankles, practice that several times through out the day, and it will be easier to feel in your run.
Go through it again before your run, and practice a few one legged posture stances. I even gently run in place (very easy) feeling that alignment, before I fall into a very gentle lean for my run. For the first 10-15 minutes, just jog easy and feel your one-legged posture stance each time your foot lands. That sets it in your body for the rest of the run.
You can also choose two alternating focuses and set your watch to beep every one or two minutes. For one interval, focus (feel) on your alignment. For the next interval, focus on your cadence. Then switch back. As you become more adept, you can add in other focuses, but only one at a time!
The training program also provides focuses for your runs, so you don’t have to decide what you want to do for that run. And if you have an iPhone, you should get the Chi Running app. The Android version is coming soon! Good luck and keep us posted!
Certified Chi Running and Chi Walking Master Instructor