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T’ai Chi, creating balance is both the means and the goal. The same is true for ChiWalking. For instance, you can create energetic balance in your life (the goal) by creating balance in your body with an aligned spine, a balanced walking form, and a great program (the means).
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The power that drives our movement should come from what in Pilates is called the powerhouse and what we call in T’ai Chi your dantien.
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By aligning your spine, engaging your core muscles, and relaxing everything else, you tap into an infinite source of chi.
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perceived rate of exertion (PRE). Your PRE is the amount of exertion you sense yourself to be doing.
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our Western culture is becoming increasingly shaped by the world of marketing, which has at its roots the mission to pull you off your center and outside yourself so that you’ll buy
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The ChiRunning mind-set teaches you to listen and focus internally rather than on arbitrary, external goals. The mind-set of ChiRunning is based on consistently establishing a clear link of communication between your mind and your body, whereby the process becomes the goal.
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In T’ai Chi one...