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Technique For Effective and Effortless Injury Free Running and Injury Free Walking

Danny Dreyer is the co-founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking, revolutionary forms of moving that blend the subtle inner focuses of T’ai Chi with running and walking. His work is based on his study of T’ai Chi with Master Zhu Xilin and internationally renowned Master George Xu, and his 35 years of experience, running, racing ultra marathons and coaching people in “intelligent movement.” He has taught thousands of people the ChiRunning and ChiWalking techniques with profound results.

“My passion is to help runners and walkers maintain a healthy, injury-free relationship with their sport by approaching it as a mindful practice. I teach walking and running technique as well as conditioning and performance for everyday folks. My focus in not on elite athletes, but the other 90% of the running world who has to deal with poor running habits that can lead to injury, despair, and frustration.

The world of running has a 65% annual injury rate for all runners. That’s 2 out of every 3 runners! My passion is to reduce that percentage to 0% and get people to enjoy every step they take.”

I will talk about the 3 biggest mistakes people make that keep them from being a better runner.
I will also explain the basics of good postural alignment and why it is important in preventing injury
I will talk about basic body movements to do to injury safe walking and running

Danny Dreyer Websites &  Books:

ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running

ChiWalking: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy

Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-free Half Marathon and Marathon

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An Interesting Glimpse Into The Life Of An ND

Dr. Maya Baylac is a Naturopathic Doctor and psychotherapist. She obtained her BA in psychology at the University of Toulouse France in 1964 and her doctorate in naturopathy at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2001. She is the founder and medical director of Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat Center, which specializes in detoxification and lifestyle changes for chronic disease reversal and prevention. She has created a unique model of recovery based on detoxification with the FIR sauna, coffee enemas, colon hydrotherapy, juicing, water fasting, raw food diet, supplementation, and IV therapy. Patients are taught to master lifestyle changes through trauma resolution and positive psychology.

Dr. Maya Baylac’s compassionate staff includes experts in EFT, hypnotherapy, the work of Byron Katie, neurolinguistic programming, craniosacral therapy, and massage. She personally uses mindfulness, meditation, and powerful breathwork, to bring people to the present, let go of their fears, and release their anxious and depressive thoughts.

We would like your listeners to come join us at our healing sanctuaries on the big island of Hawaii. The Aloha Wellness center is a bed and breakfast that offers healing treatments and yoga therapy. Our Kapoho retreat offers intensive inpatient healing for medical conditions, weight loss, addiction, and lifestyle change.

Most people know what they should do to get healthy, but why aren’t they doing it? We propose three theories:

—The resistance to change is underestimated (change is easier said than done)
—The foundation for change is missing (self-hatred, past trauma, psychological issues are impairing change)
—The method is missing (change requires cannot be achieved without intensive planning and strategy)

To address this we provide:

—interventions for the mastery of lifestyle changed (nutrition counseling, stress management, meditation, mindfulness techniques, exercise classes, cooking classes, etc)
—Building motivation and awareness
—PRACTICING new skills
—strengthening the foundation through trauma resolution, positive psychology, and mindfulness


Recommended Reading:

The Power of Now – by Eckhart Tolle

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Self Empowerment and Self Discovery in 2017

“Through self-discovery, I hope to cause a ripple effect in healthcare that spreads positivity and uplifts people to be their best selves.”

At age 25 Kimberly Lackey battled a vicious form of cancer. The treatment threw her info menopause. After beating cancer she suffered a mysterious illness that left her temporarily crippled. And if things weren’t bad enough, she then went through a divorce.

All of this did not break her spirit. It only fueled her passion and desire for healing and personal growth. Her attitude and mindset are what saved her.

Kimberly Lackey went on to become a health and life coach! She gained her health back and participated in marathons.

In our interview, Kim shares her story and the mindset it takes to overcome what life throws at us.

“Improving health isn’t a one size fits all solution. There are many reasons why we veer off of our personal paths but it should never be viewed as a roadblock; it’s simply a detour to get back on the right path towards your life purpose. Learning to understand and listen to your inner self and working through this discovery process often requires external support, and this is how I work with others – providing the gift of facilitating and validating your own healing journey through coaching, nutritional counseling, motivational speaking and more. You have what it takes to live your best life – no one knows you better than you and I am here to help you remember that!”

We also discuss one of the institutions that Kim studied from, Institute For Integrative Nutrition. As you listen, if you are also interested in becoming a Health Coach, give IIN a call and mention you heard about it from Ashley James as they will give you a great special!

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Physical Fitness Tips For Busy People

This episode is for those who want to become more physically fit but are afraid to injure themselves or think they are too busy or to inactive to start working out. Anyone could benefit from what Ryan offers but for those who feel they are held back from being in control of their fitness, this is absolutely for you.

After a training accident ended his competitive gymnastics career, Ryan Hurst moved to Japan. He participated in various martial arts until another injury made him reevaluate his priorities in life. As Head Coach at GMB Fitness, his mission is to show you that you can define your own fitness as a sustainable and enjoyable part of your life, regardless of where you are starting from.

Ryan loves to help those who have fitness challenges to become more flexible, gain more strength and have a better control over their body and balance. His focus is to help you have a better quality of life by looking at what physical challenges your day to day life holds for you. If you have trouble squatting down, carrying your groceries, chasing after yours kids or issues with pain after sitting at a desk all day long, Ryan has great physical fitness tips for easy ways to incorporate exercise 30 seconds at a time into your life each day.

Ryan Hurst, Cofounder & Head Coach of GMB Fitness now lives in Osaka, Japan with his wife and 2 kids.

“Physical Autonomy is central to what GMB is about. We don’t believe in achieving some arbitrary BMI or visual aesthetics. Instead, we’d rather help people develop a mindful awareness of their bodies, so they can excel at the things they really care about.

And that means being clear on what they want in life. It means mindfully paying attention to their body so they can see what’s holding them back. It means having a proven system and method that we can apply and used over and over again so we can overcome what’s holding us back. And more importantly, it’s about helping people reach THEIR goals so they can live life to the fullest – not about randomly following some fitness guru’s goals.”

Three Important Topics Ryan Hurst Discusses:

1. Figure out your “why” and write it down – Be clear about what you want so you’re not wasting time and revisit your why (the reason you’re really doing this) often to help keep you going.

2. Focus more on awareness – Simplify your workouts to focus only on a few major movements. That will allow you to spend more time with each move and bring better awareness to those skills. Better awareness means greater improvement.

3. Assess your strength, flexibility, and control – Pick one of those areas and work on improving it. After you’ve achieved your goal in that area move on to the next one.

“My favorite book is Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday. It’s not necessarily health related but will help you when things get tough and they will get tough.”

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