Chi Running—a combination of the Chinese martial art Tai Chi and cardio—might sound a bit weird. But believe it or not, it can improve your workouts, build your endurance and prevent running-related injuries—whether you’re a serious marathoner or simply a once-in-a-while jogger. To find out how it helps, we checked in with Danny Dreyer, ultra marathoner, Chi Running teacher, President of ChiRunning, and co-author of Chi Running: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running. Here’s a rundown of what it is, who it’s for, and how it can boost your overall athleticism.
It might sound crazy to blend tai chi with running, but surprisingly, it can enhance your overall endurance and form. Here are the basics—and how to get started.