4 Components of Alignment for Running Form Efficiency and Injury Prevention

February 15, 2010

Alignment is a key element for running form efficiency and injury prevention. When you are aligned a higher level of relaxation is possible. These are the two primary concepts in ChiRunning® – Alignment and Relaxation and the balance between them. The more you are aligned, the less you need your muscles. The less you use your muscles, the easier it is to stay aligned. But too much alignment without relaxation and you may be too stiff to move. Or too much relaxation without alignment and you may be too loose to maintain your position.

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The Key to Posture

August 6, 2009

Like to run or walk but feeling efficient or discomfort, aches/pains or injuries? Want to be more consistent or experience true enjoyment in your fitness program?

What if small changes to your Position or Motion could provide far-reaching benefits?

One of those small changes with big benefits is to level the pelvis. Access the presentation below for more information on why a level pelvis is so important to your posture; how to efficiently level the pelvis and how to develop your ability to do so while in motion.

Click on the image below to access the presentation (direct link: http://www.eChiFitness.com/lp.html).

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Visit http://www.eChiFitness.com to:

  • Download a Lower Abdominal & Core Exercises Summary Printout for the exercises shown in this presentation
  • Learn more ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® principles for Energy Efficient and Injury-Free Fitness:  Alignment and motion based on the body’s design, simple principles of nature and laws of physics

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David Stretanski is a holistic health, fitness and wellness coach and Certified ChiRunning®/ChiWalking® Instructor.  For more information on David, please see his About, Contact page or his website at http://www.eChiFitness.com.

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ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® are registered trademarks of ChiLiving, Inc.


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