ChiRunning is a type of running that incorporates t'ai chi techniques.
Don't worry though, you don't need to know t'ai chi... you just need to learn to use your muscles in a mindful way.
First making its appearance 15 years ago, this type of running quickly caught the attention of marathoners, joggers and running junkies.
What are the main principals of ChiRunning?
ChiRunning is when you use the energy from your mind, body and spirit while engaging your core -- which is the complex muscle group that helps control every movement within your body -- to enhance your running ability. The main principles of ChiRunning include:
• Using correct alignment and posture (in a way that won't expel energy)
• Landing with a mid-foot strike
• Using a gravity-assisted forward lean
• Engaging your core strength for propulsion
• Connecting your mind and body to prevent any injuries
What are some of the benefits of ChiRunning?
If you're someone who loves to run, or someone who has been waiting to try running, there are numerous benefits of ChiRunning. These benefits include preventing injuries, improving your posture and foot strike, evenly distributing the correct amount of weight in each of your muscles used... all for higher efficiency and less impact,
What else do you need to know about ChiRunning?
Ultra-marathoner and founder of ChiRunning, Danny Dreyer, shares what ChiRunning is, the benefits associated with ChiRunning and why you should consider practicing this type of running.