Keeping it Simple - Essential ChiWalking and Hill Skills (Tayvallich)
27 May 18
Keeping It Simple - Essential ChiWalking and Hill Skills (3 hours), Tayvallich (10am-1pm)
In this 3 hour workshop we will be looking at the essentials of ChiWalking and how it can really help our everyday walking - both on the flat and up/down hills.
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.
What we will be covering in the workshop:
- The essentials of ChiWalking - posture, alignment, relaxation, stride length, using our arms and listening to our bodies
- The difference between conventional walking and ChiWalking
- Efficient, pain-free movement
- Walking with gravity, rather than against it
- Walking at different speeds
- How to tackle hills (up and own) with less stress on knees and back.
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: Tayvallich with a short, circular walk over to Carsaig Bay and then on to the shoulder of Torr Mor for some fantastic views over to Jura.
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 going on a 45-60 minute walk which will include a short but steepish hill. We will be taking things gently but feel free to get in touch if you have any worries.
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.