Natural running - Emphasis on a few set of core elements conducive to good technique.
Pose running - Strong emphasis on running Pose with a forefoot strike pattern.
Chi running - This running technique emphasises on breathing and mid-foot
I do not think there's any particular technique universally applicable to runners of all shape and form. However, there are common elements which almost all these techniques promotes,
High cadence with short strides
Slight forward lean - although this is not too important. The important part
is getting your body slightly forward or just underneath when you land on your
This is some advice which has worked for me. Everybody is different and you shouldn't take this advice as the last word and do your own research. Also following advice is from a perspective of a recreational runner who almost never does races!
Start by running slowly. If starting after a long period of inactivity or
starting recreational running for the first time, then even running as low as
15 minutes is good enough.
In the beginning aim for running short distances (or based on time), but aim
to run consistently. Running 4 to 5 times a week would be a good target.
For rest days, which are important, try to get some strength training based on
especially targeting muscles you find weak. Your body aches would be a pretty
good guide here!
Slowly increase weekly mileage. I think early on consistency on how often you
run is more important than mileage, unless you are specifically training for
Principles of Natural Running with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella - This is probably
the best instructional video on natural running I've come across thus far.
Also other videos in this channel are highly recommended NaturalRunningCenter.
Observations on good running technique with Olympian Victoria Mitchell - This is also a pretty
good video on elements of good running technique.
Chris Erichsen - Mile Repeats - 2011 USA Olympic Marathon Trials - Really nice form and
just the ambience of the running video makes you want to go for a run, at
least in my case!
reddit - BarefootRunning is a
good community to learn more on this topic.