Essential ChiWalking, Ardrishaig (10am-1pm)
24 Feb 18
Essential ChiWalking® (3 hours), Ardrishaig (10am-1pm)
"Walking is a man's best medicine" said Hippocrates over 2000 years ago and indeed scientific research has revealed that walking can help us in lots of ways (physical and mental). Recent research recommends that we should be 'actively walking' at least 20 minutes a day but we also need to be moving and walking well. Let's face it, standing and walking is the foundation of most of the tasks we all do, so we need to ensure we are doing it well. The faster, further and more frequently we walk, the greater the health benefits. But we need to walk well and with good posture in order to reap those benefits.
We all know how to walk but as the years go by we all pick up bad habits that create stress, tension and pain in our bodies. As a child we all walked naturally and efficiently. ChiWalking teaches us optimal alignment and balance, how to listen to our bodies and reduce impact on our body and reduce muscle fatigue by misuse or overuse.
This half day workshop introduces you to ChiWalking® and the Five Mindful Steps. It is run by Biddy Simpson (Past-Tracks Heritage and Walking) who is a qualified ChiWalking Instructor.
What we will be covering in the workshop:
- An overview of the basic biomechanics of walking
- Work on optimal postural alignment, balance and relaxation for efficient, pain-free movement
- Foot mobility, stride length, use of arms
- Help maintain fitness during rest or injury
- Walking at different speeds
Following the class you will receive a short, slow motion video which will provide feedback on your individual walking style with recommendations for how to improve your walking form. This is included in the price of the workshop.
Who is ChiWalking for?: ChiWalking can help your walking whether you are an occasional stroller or an avid, all year round hill walker. If you want to walk better, with fewer aches and pains, feel more energised, less out of breath and fitter - then ChiWalking is for you. Give it a try and you will be amazed.
Location of Workshop: Ardrishaig Bowling Club
Time/duration: 10am-1pm (3 hours)
Fitness: This workshop is suitable for all levels of walker. We will be on our feet for most of the workshop looking at standing posture and walking exercises on flat, even surfaces.
Medical Conditions: If you are interested in this workshop but are worried about your level of fitness, please do get in touch. If you are recovering from any illness or injury, you may wish to speak to your doctor or physiotherapist before attending to ensure that it is compatible with your recovery programme. You must let Past-Tracks know in advance of any medical conditions (such as heart problems, mobility issues, breathing problems etc) you have that you think may be an issue.
More Information: To find out more information about ChiWalking, including client testimonials, please go to www.past-tracks.co.uk/chiwalking.asp If you need further information about this workshop please email or phone 01546 870642/07973803138 for an informal chat.