How embodied awareness can revolutionize your wellbeing – with Danny Dreyer

Untethered with Jen Liss

08-11-2023 • 57 mins

Is it possible that the simple act of mindful breathing can help you go the extra mile?

In this episode, I sit down with Danny Dreyer, the acclaimed author of ChiRunning and ChiWalking to explore the profound impact of mindful breath on your life. Beyond the realms of running, Dreyer's wisdom extends to the very essence of being, offering invaluable insights on how conscious breathing can revolutionize your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Danny has played a key role in my own personal journey. I picked up his book, ChiRunning, around the time when I was training for my first marathon. And one tiny passage in this book around the power of presence while running set course for countless things that have unfolded in my own life. (Including finishing that marathon – with a smile on my face!)

Danny Dreyer takes us on an exploration of the intersection between mindful breath and life's most profound experiences. ChiRunning, inspired by the principles of Tai Chi, goes far beyond running. It serves as a gateway to a life where balance, harmony, and presence are at the forefront.

In this episode, you'll uncover:

  • How mindful breath, as a central component of ChiRunning, can transcend the act of running and become a transformative tool for everyday life.
  • Techniques for harnessing the power of conscious breath to manage stress, anxiety, and cultivate emotional resilience.
  • Practical insights into the synergy between body and breath, creating an experience of flow and balance.
  • Tips for embracing a more mindful, purposeful existence
  • Personal stories and experiences that illustrate the profound impact of mindful breath on one's life.

Whether you're an avid runner seeking to enhance your performance or an individual simply seeking greater peace and presence, Danny Dreyer's wisdom will guide you towards a more conscious, empowered, and balanced life.


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This Thursday Thread episode is part of Brilliance of Breathwork Month, an initiative bringing greater awareness to this transformative healing modality.
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Meet Danny Dreyer

Danny Dreyer is the creator of ChiRunning® and ChiWalking®. His work is based on his study of tai chi with masters Zhu Xilin and George Xu, and he is an esteemed walking and running coach with 33 years of experience running, racing ultramarathons, and coaching thousands of people in intelligent movement. Danny is the author of two books, ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running and ChiWalking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy.

Instagram: @chiwalking_chirunning

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