Chi Running Explained...
Chi Running is a training technique for running which emphasises energy efficiency and injury prevention. It is a natural, minimal, relaxed approach to running that emphasises the mind body link. It develops use of the core muscles and shifts emphasis away from the lower legs. Many people experience a revolution in their running when they adopt the Chi Running method. Chi Running was developed by Danny Dreyer, ultra marathon runner, who combined key principles from Tai Chi with the sport of running. Hence the word 'Chi!' Interested in making your runner easier and reducing your risk of injury? Whether your aim is to begin running for the first time, transition to a more natural running style, or compete in a race of any distance, come and explore how Chi Running can help you.
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I teach Chi Running and Walking Across Northern England and Wales. Come and develop your running style / form with me. I'm a qualified teacher, and specialist in helping people learn natural, minimal running techniques.
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Mountain Navigation and Mountain Skills for runners and walkers
I have over 20 years experience sharing the outdoors with others, and exploring mountain environments in the UK and Europe. Let me help you develop your mountain navigation skills to give you the confidence you need. Click here for more info.
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The Mindful Runner Part 3 - Non Judgement
I've just got back from a wonderful 'Introduction to Mindfulness' workshop lead by my good wife Becky, a trained mindfulness teacher. So I'm fresh and full of ideas for how mindfulness and Chi Running overlap (if indeed they differ at all.) In this series of three short articles on 'The Mindful Runner' I have already explored how "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way On Purpose and In the Present Moment." (Jon Kabat Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living.) This final article focusses on being 'Non Judgemental'.
Unhelpful thoughts dominate our minds, if we let them. Our thoughts and words create our reality in a very real way, and we are only just discovering in the West the power of the mind and the difference it can make to the body.
I asked Becky to explain how important this principle can be, and what power these unhelpful judgements can have over us. Here is what she said: