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Entries filed under 'chi running'

    Chi Running, Barefoot Running; How's Your Search for a Sustainable Running Style?

    fileChi running, which emphasizes internal alignment and core strength (tai chi principles) in a runner's stride, is a topic The REI Blog addressed in April, and this week New York Times wellness writer Tara Parker-Pope discussed it in an article, "Finding a Sustainable Running Stride." Her report quotes one of chi running's guiding lights, author and running coach Danny Dreyer: "All of the practice in tai chi comes down to always developing a strong core, but relaxing the moving parts, Those are ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on June 28, 2012 5:57 PM & Tagged Running, barefoot running and chi running | permalink | Comments

    Can You 'Chi' Your Way to Injury-Free Running?

    fileIf you could seriously boost your immunity to running-related injuries—without going barefoot—would you be interested? Imagine focusing on the joy of running itself, rather than worrying about plantar fasciitis, shin splints, runner's knee or IT band syndrome. Such is the tempting promise of Chi Running®. On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon in Seattle, I joined 10 other running enthusiasts at a beginners' Chi Running workshop to pursue this question firsthand. Why? Numerous studies suggest that ...

    Posted by Yitka W on April 16, 2012 3:53 PM & Tagged Running, chi running and fitness | permalink | Comments

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