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The Peaceful Runner Newsletter #32 - May 28, 2013 - Slow Down to Run Faster
May 28, 2013
Welcome to the May edition of The Peaceful Runner Newsletter - your free monthly resource for inspirational articles and quotes, delicious recipes and the latest news and trends in running.
In this issue:
1) Quote of the Month
Quote of the Month:
"Try to forget everything you've learned as an adult--the things that limit your view of the world, your fears, your prejudices, your preconceptions. Try to rediscover what it is like to be a child with a sense of wonder, and innocence. And don't forget to laugh. Remember, children are strong, they are resilient, they are designed to survive. When you drop them, they tend to bounce."
-- Terry Gilliam
Slow Down to Run Faster
Slow down to run faster -- yes, you have read that correctly. This is the concept described in the book by Edward Yu, "The Art of Slowing Down--A Sense-able Approach to Running Faster." Although the title may sound confusing, it makes perfect "sense" when its meaning is explained.
Edward Yu is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and a martial artist in both Tai Chi and Bagua. From his own experiences and practices, he has learned that only in slowing down and "sensing" our own bodies can we really improve how we move. His book includes 20 lessons to help you improve your ability to sense your own body. It is only through sensing your own body that you can discover your own power, speed and agility (and run faster without more effort).
Although the title of this book refers to running faster, everyone who wants to improve how they move can benefit from increasing their body awareness and ease of movement and avoid the stiffness of joints and limited movements that usually come with aging. Discover the youthful movements that still exist within you--rediscover the child within!
It is only through slowing down that we can notice and learn what we are doing.
"You can't do what you want if you don't know what you're doing."
Edward Yu's great sense of humor, his unique style of writing and relevant anecdotes makes this book an interesting and easy read. Throughout his book, he brings forth some very interesting and thought-provoking concepts. Some of which, I have listed here:
To learn more about the concept of slowing down to run faster, check out this life and body-altering book:
"When you see somebody who can't type, they start with two fingers. If they go on typing like that, they won't gradually use ten fingers. They will get better and better at using this terrible method. The hands move very fast like a couple of mad hens. But they never develop a good technique and the result is that typing is always a strain and an effort."
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Recipe of the Month: Broccoli Pasta
A nice, light dish that is quick and easy to prepare. Use as a side dish or a light meal. This recipe makes use of the full broccoli head including the stem which also has high nutritional values including fiber.
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Keep peaceful and keep running injury free,
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