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The Peaceful Runner Newsletter #20-May 8, 2012 - Barefoot Running as a Spiritual & Healing Practice
May 08, 2012

Welcome to the May edition of The Peaceful Runner Newsletter - your free monthly resource for inspirational articles and quotes, healthy recipes and the latest news and trends in running.

In this issue:

1) Quote of the month
2) Article: Barefoot Running as a Spiritual and Healing Practice
3) Best Earbuds for Running
4) Visualization Methods

Quote of the Month:

"Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within."
-- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Barefoot Running as a Spiritual and Healing Practice

Barefoot running has become a popular option for runners who want to improve their running form and reduce running injuries. However, others are going barefoot for completely different reasons.

Michael Sandler and Sue Kenney, both authors, began running barefoot for spiritual and healing purposes. Michael Sandler, author of Barefoot Running,was involved in a debilitating accident in which he almost lost his leg. Despite doctor's predictions of never being able to run again, Michael is now running 10-20 miles a day in his bare feet.

Michael found miraculous healing and experienced a strong spiritual connection to the earth by running barefoot in a natural environment. He developed a natural relationship with the ground by connecting directly with his bare feet. He began to run light and free and quietly--not making any sound as his feet touched the ground.

Sue Kenney, whom I have had the fortune experience of interviewing recently, also uses barefoot walking and running as a spiritual and healing practice. Sue is the author of My Camino, a re-collection of her inspirational and life-changing experiences while walking 780 kms on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Sue experienced a profound spiritual connection with Mother Earth and experienced a state of absolute happiness when she began walking barefoot in nature. Sue now holds barefoot healing workshops to teach others about the healing that we can receive by connecting with the earth.

To find out more about their amazing experiences, check out the full articles:

Barefoot Running by Michael Sandler

Interview with My Camino Author Sue Kenney

Best Earbuds for Running

Do you like to listen to music when you run, but are frustrated by earbuds that will not stay in your ears? These earbuds may be just what you need to enjoy your favorite music while running: The Best Earbuds for Running.

Visualization Methods

Visualizations can be extremely beneficial in helping your achieve your life goals and dreams, but many of us find this technique quite difficult. Spending time in front of the TV or the computer and constantly receiving visual inputs make it difficult for us to be able to quiet our minds and create our own visual images.

Try these Visualization Methods to help you sharpen your imagination and visualization skills.

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Keep peaceful and keep running injury free,


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