ChiRunning® is based on the holistic concepts of T'ai Chi, including a mind-body connection, core engagement, alignment, cadence, and a unique running form. When used in combination, these elements reduce running injuries and improve efficiency. ChiRunning is an alternative running technique that can be adopted by the novice or experienced runner. It replaces the heavy, cushioned running shoe with a minimalist shoe and a midfoot running technique. Danny Dreyer developed this running method, ingenious in its simplicity, which, when properly learned and applied, is to make running a more pleasurable activity. ChiRunning is an activity that builds a strong link between your mind and your body.