One-Moment Meditation (OMM) is an interesting concept. Many, me too sometimes, claim there's no time to meditate. OMM is
a simple form of meditation that you can do anywhere, anytime. It begins with an exercise that takes just one minute per day. With practice, this takes less and less time, until it takes no time at all. Then each and every moment gives you a chance to reduce stress, refresh your mind, and open yourself to new possibilities.
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Chi Running and Chi Walking is an interesting concept.
In Chi Living, Chi Running and Chi Walking basic principles of T’ai Chi are employed to optimize the flow of energy in your body, to reduce the use of force for moving forward, and thereby reduce the risk of injury, while maximizing the benefits of healthy movement and healthy living.
I'm interested in Eastern philosophies and concepts such as Chi. Mixing principles of Tai Chi with running and walking is something I intend to learn more about.
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I came across an interesting article: You Walk Wrong.
It took 4 million years of evolution to perfect the human foot. But we’re wrecking it with every step we take.
Adam Sternbergh tells his story plus adds facts and information. MBT shoes are mentioned (not even close to barefoot) as well as Vivo Barefoot.
MBT-shoes force your feet to move in a certain way. Barefoot-shoes allow your feet to move in a more natural way. Read more [...]
In my research around barefoot running and walking I found an interesting article in New York Times, Wiggling Their Toes at the Shoe Giants.
Recent research suggests that for all their high-tech features, modern running shoes may not actually do much to improve a runner’s performance or prevent injuries. Some runners are convinced that they are better off with shoes that are little more than thin gloves for the feet — or with no shoes at all.
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This is a really interesting video, six minutes well spent. Michael Wolff talks about his three "muscles": Curiosity, Appreciation and Imagination. He says about cooking that "You never cook the same meal twice." That goes for other things too, a beginner's mind makes things fresh.
Video: Intel Visual Life - Michael Wolff
Source: Intel Visual Life - Michael Wolff.
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I came across an interesting TED video in which Christopher McDougall asks: Are we born to run?
Christopher McDougall mentions Tarahumara, the running people, tells an interesting story from a marathon race and talks about how humans hunted before weapons were available.
Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?
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VIVOBAREFOOT has a radical concept for their shoes:
No heel, no midsole, no arch support, no gimmicks! VIVOBAREFOOT encourages us to move as million years of evolution intended - barefoot.
In their Barefoot section is information, including an ebook about "Proprioception: Making sense of Barefoot running"
Interesting facts about the foot:
With 200,000 nerve endings, 33 major muscles, 28 bones, 19 ligaments; the human foot is a biomechanical masterpiece.
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I am interested in the concept of barefoot running and walking. While looking for information about barefoot running I came across this video about the Tarahuama, the running people. It’s amazing which distances they are able to run.
Video: The Tarahumara – A Hidden Tribe of Superathletes Born to Run