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Running Technique - Elements Of Effortless Running - Lower Body (1)

Running Technique – Elements Of Effortless Running – Lower Body

Any books you read on running technique which has the potential to reduce the risk of injuries have a few common elements. Each technique or style of running (i.e. Chi Running, Pose Method, Natural Running) has its own particular elements that sets it aside from the others, however they all […]


Running After Knee Injury – Testimonial Client Experience

Mariepaule had a really bad knee injury. She did the therapies recommended and got the OK. Then she came to work with Alexandra. Through consistent running technique and natural movement practice, coaching and practicing by herself, Mariepaule recovered nicely and managed a 2 day walk, 2nd day combined with running. […]


Running With Lower Back Pain - Testimonial Client Experience

Running With Lower Back Pain – Testimonial Client Experience

Richard experienced sore back after running. We knew it was a non-specific lower back pain (i.e. not caused my disc problems, accidents etc) so we could work together. Over the 12 months we’ve worked once a week to develop strength, flexibility and mobility through natural movement. We also corrected his running form […]


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How Your Arms Make Your Running Heavy And Breathing Difficult

If you want to run lighter, breathe easier when you run and reduce the risk of injuries think about your arms. What you do with your arms, where they’re going, how they’re moving and everything in between. I explain in the video and also show how your arm direction affects […]


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Running Effortlessly Using Gravity

When it comes to running lighter and with less effort one of the most important lessons I’ve learnt from my coach is to use gravity – free energy. And that’s one of the lessons Pose Method of running teaches as well. In this video I explain and also show you how […]


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How Runners Damage Their Knees 1

Are you a runner? Do you suffer from knee pain but there is no structural damage that you are aware of (i.e. meniscus, ligament damage etc)? Not yet at least! Then you should consider looking at HOW you run, your running form, more than for how long and how fast you […]


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Run Lighter And Reduce Running Injuries – Running Workshops

Do you want to run lighter and reduce the risk of running related injuries? Whether you are into parkruns, marathons, short distance running, trail running, road running, obstacle course races the way you run will impact your body instantly. Shin splints, knee pain, lower back pain, shoulder and upper body […]


Cross Frog Jump – Natural Movement Fitness – The Merisoiu Technique Institute

Strenghten your core muscles and whole body, while bringing mobility and flexibility in the same exercise Benefits: – strengthening core muscles – joint mobilisation – upper and lower body strength We named this exercise Cross Frog Jump as it is a progression of the frog jumps or frog leaps. This […]


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Complexity Of Movement Enhances Your Problem Solving Skills

The more complex the movement it the more your brain develops,  enhancing your brain-body communication and coordination. What that means for you?   Everyday you perform complex tasks that requests a lot of back and forth communication between your brain and all other areas of your body, inside and out. Some […]


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The Best Exercise For Your Triceps

Have you ever thought whether there is a different exercise out there, more interesting and less boring than the usual diamond pressups and triceps extension? Among the best arm workouts you can do is this funny looking exercise, which uses only your own body weight? Yeah, you hear me right, […]


How To Make Your Morning Exercise Routine More Interesting And Fun

How To Make Your Morning Exercise Routine More Interesting And Fun

Here’s a method which will help you get out of monotony, make exercising more fun and different and reduce bias in the choice you make when you choose your exercise. We unconsciously do more of the things we are good at and which we love. This means progress slows down […]


Squats And Lunges – Why Should You Care About Body Weight Distribution

Everything you do is body weight distribution, and body weight transfer, as well as balancing (walking is balancing for example). Understand and practice these 3 concepts (and posture) and any exercise or movement you will ever do will be correct. But only if you practice these concepts.   Incorrect body […]


3 Exercises For Hip Mobility And Stability For Runners

A strong and stable hip joint reduces the risk of injury in your pelvic joints, spine and knees. It also promotes a good posture, as there is no limitation in the hips flexors area (above the thighs, the muscles which help you bring your knee up, that’s hips flexion) and you […]


Flexibility And Mobility – Methods, Types Of Stretching And When To Stretch

Methods Of Stretching   Active Stretching In active stretching there is no outside assistance, no walls, or other person stretching you. It involves actively contracting one muscle or muscle group in order to stretch its opposing muscle group. When you stretch your triceps, the biceps relax, and the other way […]