Chi Running is a running style that incorporates the physiological, mental and spiritual aspects of tai chi with sound mechanics to minimize effort and reduce stress runners face. One of the guiding principles of tai chi is the idea that energy moves from one’s center and flows throughout the rest of the body. In Chinese philosophy, chi is the energy that moves all things. Tai chi is a series of movements that is part exercise, part meditation
The physical part of Chi Running promotes leaning forward so that a runner’s momentum is carrying him or her through each step, letting gravity bear some of the burden. This naturally shortens each stride and softens the landing.