Running with the Whole Body
A 30-Day Program to Running Faster with Less Effort
By Jack Heggie
(North Atlantic Books, Paperback, 9781556432262, 192pp.)
Publication Date: November 19, 1996
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In Running with the Whole Body, Heggie proposes a thirty-day exercise program that will not only prevent you from injuring yourself in a new way, but enable you to become a smoother, and more powerful runner. The exercises presented isolate the workings of the various parts of the body to show how each part of the body balances and works in concert with the others. The result is a body whose torso, hips, pelvis and shoulders all move freely in the act of running. You will discover how to unleash the power of the large, strong muscles of the hips, spine and shoulders to power your running.
Jack Heggie earned a degree in physics and worked as a digital computer design engineer, programmer, and field engineer for ten years before becoming a Feldenkrais Practitioner. He studied with Dr. Feldenkrais in Israel and the US, and has trained with Ruthy Alon, Mia Segal, and Shlomo Efrat, all senior Feldenkrais trainers. Heggie has written about the Feldenkrais approach of learning through awareness for Skiing, NorthWest Skier, Boston SportScape, Snow Country, The Instrmentalist, Direction, and Somatics magazines. He maintains a private practice in Boulder, Colorado and Dallas, Texas.