Flight From The Shadow: The Beginning of Mindful Running

0 Comment by / August 18, 2014 / Posted in Mindful Running, Running Form & Style, The Running Mind, Uncategorized

          The Way of Chuang Tzuu Thomas Merton © 1965 Abbey of Gethsemani New Directions Publishing Corp There was a man who was so disturbed by the sight of his own shadow and so displeased with his own footsteps that he determined to get rid of both. The method he hit [...]

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Mindfulness In Slow Motion- A Running Question

0 Comment by / September 21, 2012 / Posted in Mindful Running, Mindful Walking, Mindfulness, The Running Mind

The question I raised back in the early 1980′s was: Why Do Runners Heel Strike? I had purchased a Sanyo recorder in 1979 that did slow motion recording in a 20 minute cassette format. It was the beginning of teaching runners about running what I called; Ball/Heel/Ball. If you march in place the ball of [...]

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Mindful Running: A Journey Not A Destination

2 Comments by / November 1, 2011 / Posted in Breathe, Mindful Running

This was shared by Roger Wright Running For My Existence Roger, thanks for sharing and reminding us that like marathon running: Life is a journey not a destination. Thanks also to Doug Freese and his continued contributions to Google Group: rec.running.

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Mindful Running: An Interview with Ozzie

0 Comment by / October 5, 2011 / Posted in Breathe, Mindful Running, The Running Mind

Here is the link to Jackie Linehan’s web page:The Peaceful Runner where she did an interview with me. The Full Interview: Mindful Running Interview with Ozzie Gontang The first of Jackie’s ten questions: Q. Thank you Ozzie for joining us today. I have to say I really enjoy reading the articles on your website. They [...]

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Playing with Walking Mindfully

1 Comment by / October 4, 2011 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Mindful Walking, Mindfulness, Running Form & Style

If you watch the way most people walk you will notice that the lower leg snaps forward and the person (and probably you) land on the back of the heel of the shoe first. If you look at the heels of your regular shoes, you will most likely notice that the outer edge of the [...]

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Mindful Running: A Practice & A Journey

1 Comment by / March 8, 2011 / Posted in Mindful Running, The Running Mind

These were some of my reflections back in 1998 first titled: Thoughts on Running Observing Thoughts It was a poem I wrote after a run on St. Valentine’s Day. From those thoughts flowed: On the road to Mindful Running Life is the childhood of our immortality Goethe Mindful Mindfulness or being mindful is being aware [...]

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ChiRunning: A Practice of Mindful Movement

1 Comment by / February 20, 2011 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Running, Mindfulness, Running Form & Style

I have had the pleasure of knowing Danny and Katherine Dreyer since the mid-90′s when we first communicated by phone and in the news group:rec.running. Danny was beginning to share his practice that combined his love of running and his practice of tai chi. The union by Danny of running and the principles of Tai [...]

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Mindful Running: Running on Thin Ice

0 Comment by / October 5, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Running, Running Injury Prevention

In an earlier piece I wrote about Running form and attached a picture of Nicholas Romanov, founder of Pose Method, running across the ice at an ice rink. I came across another video of him at the blog site of a friend with whom I’ve corresponded off and on for the past two years. This [...]

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Playing with Mindful Running and some Mindful Programs

0 Comment by / September 11, 2010 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Running, Mindfulness, The Running Mind

In replying to Proper Running: Mindful Movement in the Moment, Israel Manas share that he and his colleagues have been practicing Mindfulness during their runs. I look forward to what they are doing, experiencing and learning. You may want to read Israel’s article MINDFULNESS (ATENCIÓN PLENA): LA MEDITACIÓN EN PSICOLOGÍA CLÍNICA or visit his website: [...]

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Proper Running: Mindful Movement in the Moment

3 Comments by / April 26, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Running, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

http://www.flickr.com/photos/asvolcans/ / CC BY-NC 2.0 Mindlessness is made of those habits and behaviors that that we  do automatically and habitually with little or no awareness.  Mindfulness  focuses  attention and awareness on the present moment.  As there is only “Hic et Nunc” – Here and Now. Last month the San Diego Marathon Clinic celebrated 35 years [...]

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