Radically Transform Running
Do you wish that running required less effort and created less tension? Are you frequently getting injured or feel tired and sore after running? Traditional methods of training may work for a period of time in increasing speed or endurance, but the body can only maintain the pressure for so long. What is often missing from traditional training is developing the awareness that teaches our bodies how to function better in a more holistic way. This involves learning how to move with the whole body and not just focusing on separate parts.
The Feldenkrais® Method can teach you about your own body and its specific needs. You can learn to move more efficiently and perform better without the tension that more effort creates.
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. It is only through sensing your own body that you can discover your own power, speed and agility (and run faster without more effort).
In his article titled, Radically Transform Running, he suggests that we can make running easier by:
In his book, The Art of Slowing Down - A Sense-able Approach to Running Faster, Edward has included 20 lessons to help you improve your ability to sense your own body. These lessons will help you come to the realization that your running abilities are more related to your ability to sense your body than willpower or talent. Upon completion of the 20 lessons, expect improvements in posture, gait and ease of movement.
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.
Edward Yu has a 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, are listed here:
To learn more about the concept of slowing down to run faster and radically transform running, check out his book.
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