8 Steps to a The Gokhale Method is a system of healthy posture and movement to help restore your structural integrity, so you can live an active and pain-free life . classes, access to our Online University, and online chats with Esther Gokhale. Posture guru’s solution is just ‘ducky’ for spine · A simple cure for back pain. 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back has ratings and 90 reviews. In a quest to find the root cause of back pain, Esther Gokhale studied at the Aplomb Institute in. 8 Steps to a Pain-free Back by Esther Gokhale, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Jul 01, Brynaleh rated it it was amazing. Arguing that most of what our culture has taught us about posture is misguided—even unhealthy—and exploring the current epidemic of back pain, many of the commonly cited reasons for the degeneration of spinal discs and the stress on muscles that leads to back pain are examined and debunked.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. A big book about a whole bwck of nothing with posture and gait instructions that could be put in a twelve-page booklet. Esther Gokhale founded the Esther Gokhale Wellness Center 20 years ago and has helped thousands of people rid themselves of pain through the Gokhale Method — a systematic process of restoring pain-free posture and movement.

Many musculoskeletal ills can be mitigated by good posture. Description With a fresh approach to a common problem, this self-help guide to overcoming back pain advocates adopting the natural, healthy posture of athletes, young stepa, and people from traditional societies the world over.

But by re-establishing natural posture and movement patterns, you will be addressing the root cause of your pain, regaining and maintaining a pain-free back. I also look better because I am not slouching. Basically she looks to historical examples and to cultures where back pain is relatively rare to figure out what the ideal posture should be, then z takes the reader through minute details of how to achieve an ideal posture that will allow the back to heal itself.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For the first time, these insights have been brought together in a step-by-step guide designed to help those suffering from back pain re-educate their bodies and regain the posture for which our bodies evolved.

8 Steps to a Pain-free Back

Integrate the basic principles into your everyday activities and, suddenly, your days become opportunities to stretch and strengthen your body, rather than hurt it. Oct 27, Eliana rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m definitely going to return to it soon. In my travels in Burkina FasoEcuadorand IndiaI encountered numerous sedentary workers including potters, basket makers, and weavers, who spend long hours sitting and yet do gokhalf suffer from nearly as many back problems as we do.

I’m almost halfway through this book and am learning so much about the importance of good posture and how to achieve it sitting, standing, lying down, etc. I think this is because I better grasp how to execute the posture properly.

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Page – Heliovaara M. Very interesting, easy to follow and I felt better from the stfps exercise! Gokhale’s method takes cues from the posture of young children, indigenous people worldwide, and historical Western photographs and art to teach the most natural, healthy and proper alignment and movement.

I was telling her my own story and she said I should get this – and I’m so glad I did.

Susan Adams is a writer and editor specializing in biotechnology and computer technology. Her research took her to remote Burkina Faso, rural Portugal, and fishing villages in Brazil. Arguing that most of what our culture has taught us about posture is misguided—even Certainly with age our bones and muscles weaken; however, the same is true for all humanity. Let me be clear, w Though this is unconventional, I wish to write a review of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back before I complete the reading of it Although we typically blame sedentary lifestyles, stress, weight, or old age for these problems, there are many populations where people live painlessly into old age regardless of occupation or body type.

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Sep 23, Amy rated it liked it. In a nutshell, the author studied indigenous people in various cultures, who did not have the back issues we have in western society. Jun 09, MJ rated it liked it Shelves: The Real Cause Many musculoskeletal ills can be mitigated by good posture.

People with good posture can better withstand the effects of strenuous work, weight, height, age, and even genetic predisposition to disc degeneration. For me Stretchlying was most immediately effective. After crippling back pain during her first pregnancy and unsuccessful back surgery, she began her lifelong crusade to find a solution to back pain.

An easy way to see this is to imagine a belt line and notice that it angles downward toward the fred.

To learn more, visit egwellness. No special equipment or exercise is required, and effects are often immediate. Just learning how to lay in bed to sleep made such a difference in my sleep. If you are interested in learning about primal sitting, sleeping, standing, walking, and bending, check out 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back or take the six-session Gokhale Method Foundations course.

The historical and anthropological roots of poor posture in Western cultures are studied as is the absence of back pain complaints in the cultures of Africa, Asia, South America, and rural Europe.

The instructions are probably as clear as it’s possible to give through pictures and text, although some of the posture techniques are difficult to learn. The repetition of both in 1. It’s like the couch was ergonomically designed to fuck with ggokhale.