While many believe in Chi/Pose running there are just as many who don't...that being said, the newer you are to running, the easier it is to run with that type of form because your musculo-skeletal system has not yet fully developed as a runner.
However, seasoned runners can find this to be very problematic and a HUGE potential injury in the making as they are forcing their bodies to change its adaptation.
The most important thing to remember is, to stand tall, with relaxed shoulders, and do not lean too far back or forward.
As far as shoes...I do run in Newtons, but never would you catch me running in Vibrams or barefoot...just too many potential issues there.
But as the old saying goes, "We are all an experiment of one"
HAPPY SPARK RUNNING!
Edited by: SP_COACH_NANCY at: 3/1/2010 (16:11)