If you were going to commit 4 hours a week golfing, or any other hobby for that matter, chances are you would probably take a lesson or two before investing your time, money and energy. Running should be no different. Chi Running is great for people looking to learn a system of running form. Chi Running blends the powerful movement principles of T’ai Chi, with running, to create a revolutionary approach to effortless and injury-free running.
For some reason people begin to run and assume they do everything naturally. Truth is, there’s a huge knowledge gap regarding human movement in our society, and whether you are an elite super athlete, or average joe, most of us need Movement Instruction to correct posture, poor coordination, or old injuries.
The cornerstones of Chi Running are postural alignment and relaxation because the combination of the two is the best way to run faster, farther and injury-free. Chi Running includes: landing with a mid-foot strike, using a “gravity-assisted” forward lean and engaging core strength for propulsion rather than leg strength. This approach makes your running easier and healthier for your whole body. Watch the following video by David Stretanski, Certified Master Chi Running Instructor of eChiFitness.com to learn more.