Energize Your Body and Focus Your Mind with a New Approach to Walking
Walking is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise on the planet. With ChiWalking, author Danny Dreyer teaches us how to take this routine activity to a whole new level and turn it into a deeply rewarding experience for the mind, body, and spirit. What’s the secret? “The Five Mindful Steps which help us increase our awareness using the energetic movement principles of t’ai chi,” shares Dreyer. Drawing on the concepts of the program that has helped thousands around the globe walk more efficiently, get into great shape, clear the mind, and tap into a deeper source of well-being, this renowned coach offers easy-to-follow instructions that explore:
- How to cultivate your chi skills of focus, body sensing, flexibility, and breathing
- Six guided practices with specific goals—from calming and centering routines to fat-burning, cardio-based workouts
- Expert insights for customizing your own program
Whether you’re looking to kick-start your own daily regimen or train for a distance walking event, ChiWalking will help turn this most basic form of exercise into a powerful practice that strengthens your core, focuses your mind, and frees your spirit.
Danny Dreyer, a running coach and nationally ranked ultramarathoner, has more than 30 years of running experience. He is a student of renowned Tai Chi master George Xu and has been published in Runners World and Running Times. He is the author (with Katherine Dreyer) of ChiRunning and ChiWalking. Katherine Dreyer combines 25 years in the health and fitness publishing industry with nearly 20 years of studying Eastern philosophy and practices. From 1991 to 1995, she was president of New Hope Communications, the leading communications company for the natural health business. She also helped launch and was vice-president of HealthShop.com, a natural health website. Katherine spent the first 10 years of her career in marketing in New York, working for several top advertising firms as well as Time Warner??s HBO Video. In 1989, Katherine left Time Warner and New York City for Boulder, Colorado, and New Hope Communications. In 1999, Katherine convinced Danny that ChiRunning was worthy of their focus and attention. As she says, ??As soon as I heard how people were responding to Danny's classes, I knew that it was important that this information get out to more people.? As cofounders of ChiLiving, Inc., Katherine and Danny have spent the last seven years writing the ChiWalking and ChiRunning books and newsletter, producing the DVDs and other materials, and teaching classes and instructor training courses throughout the country and now abroad. They live with their daughter, Journey, in Asheville, North Carolina.