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How to Practice Chi Running

Chi running focuses on core muscles, integrating body and mind, and long-term performance to enhance the joy of running.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Keep your mind focused Keep your mind focused on running so you finish relaxed and full of energy.
  • TIP: Conditioning your mind is just as important as keeping your body conditioned.
  • Step 2: Pay attention to your body Pay attention to how your body feels. Lean from your ankles, letting gravity pull you forward, and land on your midfoot.
  • Step 3: Take deep breaths Take deep breaths so your body can take in as much oxygen as possible to make the run feel easier.
  • Step 4: Relax muscles Relax your muscles, drop your shoulders, and relax your gluts.
  • Step 5: Use good posture and form Practice good posture and form throughout the run.
  • TIP: Good posture lowers your risk of injury.
  • Step 6: Start off slow Start slowly and make realistic goals. Take breaks if you need to.
  • Step 7: Enjoy Take in the beauty of the scenery and enjoy the run.
  • FACT: Did you know? There were 43,250 participants in the 2009 New York City Marathon.

You Will Need

  • Focus
  • Technique
  • Deep breaths
  • Good posture
  • Form

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