Running

This article appeared in the June 2011 issue of  Structural Integration, The Journal of the Rolf Institute. Introduction The first thing I teach all my clients is how to breathe. When I can get my clients breathing correctly, it helps them manage their stress, and hopefully they won’t need me anymore. After breathing, the next […]

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Read for Yourself

by Owen Marcus on June 28, 2010

Ammi, a participant in our recent running clinic wrote a fun post on how she discovered her running flow. As she describes, running can be no only fun, but also very easy. She was having flashes of the flow, but when she put on a pair of the Barefoot’s – Five Fingers by Vibram she […]

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Free Running Guide

by Owen Marcus on May 30, 2010

We put together a free guide on how to run in the Flow. This short guide displayed on top of the right sidebar lists the key principles and cues for running naturally. Over the years I kept coming up with simpler and simpler ways to teach people to run in a way that is easy, […]

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Image via Wikipedia A reader of Lifehacker wrote about a simple solution to heal your plantar fasciitis: roll your foot on a bottle.It stretches your foot—AND strengthens the deep structures of your foot. There’s another activity that has the exact same effect: running  naturally, barefoot or in minimalist shoes, using Running Flow™. Ida Rolf, PhD, […]

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Image via CrunchBase “Wow! You must have strong feet!” The elderly lady in the wheelchair, and her caretaker, gaped as I ran past them, barefoot. I grinned over my shoulder and said, “Well, God made feet perfect the first time, right? Why screw things up by putting shoes on?” I’ve always been a minimalist; I’ve always looked […]

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Are you running barefoot? Why not? Animals do it. In this video from his Google appearance, Barefoot Ted McDonald outlines how he discovered running barefoot. Like any geek who majored in Rhetoric, he did all the research before even trying it. He wanted to learn all he could before he did something as crazy as […]

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A recent article on Active.com gives you three ways to improve your running. The first is to increase your cadence (how many steps you take in a minute.) The author, Patrick McCrann, claims as you get your speed up, your position will improve. That’s certainly possible, but without the right mechanics to start with, you’re […]

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Image by Getty Images via Daylife Do you love running… but you’re sick of hurting? Want to run farther and/or faster… but can’t seem to get past that “wall”? Need motivation… but can’t seem to get going? If you’ve tried orthotics, physical therapy, massage, stretching, cross-training… and nothing works, maybe you’re doing it wrong! Yes, […]

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