An Interview with Esther Gokhale on Back Pain and more…

Interview by Molly Tynjala “Experience Life” assistant editor. Esther Gokhale | In the ninth month of pregnancy with my first child, I experienced excruciating back pain. I had previously had back spasms doing yoga poses but returned to an active life after each episode. This time the back pain was accompanied by sciatica. I was told the pain would goContinue reading “An Interview with Esther Gokhale on Back Pain and more…”

Winter Mood Boosters

It’s coming into winter here in Australia. But these tips work all year round. So even if it’s summer where you are, try them anyway. Whether you embrace a cold day or grumble and hit the snooze button on your alarm for the third time, the depths of winter can result in many of usContinue reading “Winter Mood Boosters”

Aging – How You Move Matters!

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” George Burns. I love that line. I often hear my massage clients say that their pain is a result of old age. This amuses me, as often enough, I am the same age or older than they are. They will ask me afterContinue reading “Aging – How You Move Matters!”

Every Bone In It’s Natural Place

Every Bone Has It’s Natural Place The particular arrangement of the human skeleton is a product of the demands of upright living and the constant force of gravity. Each bone has a natural place relative to its neighbours. As in the song “Dem Bones” by James Weldon Johnson, The foot bones connected to the ankleContinue reading “Every Bone In It’s Natural Place”

Dr’s Testimonial for Gokhale Method

I have to share this great testimonial coming from a GP in my recent Melbourne Gokhale Method Foundations Course. He encourages his patients in Australia to look at root causes of their pain and promotes healthier ways to eliminate it for good! “One of the most difficult things all healthcare practitioners have to grapple withContinue reading “Dr’s Testimonial for Gokhale Method”

Physician, Heal Thyself

  Gokhale Method® for a Pain-Free Back By: Esther Gokhale listed in Positive Health Online back pain, originally published in issue 213 – April 2014 Physician, Heal Thyself If you are a health and wellness professional, sitting, standing, bending and lifting likely constitute a large part of your work life. Are these positions comfortable forContinue reading “Physician, Heal Thyself”

5 Tips to Help Eliminate a Pain In The Neck?

Now I am not talking about how to deal with an irritating neighbor or an in-law that you may not see eye to eye with. I am talking about the pain we feel in our own body, primarily in our necks. Did you ever wake up in the morning with a “stiff neck” or feelContinue reading “5 Tips to Help Eliminate a Pain In The Neck?”

How do children develop poor posture?

How do children develop poor posture? Have you ever observed a baby sitting on the floor. They have perfect posture. Nobody is telling them to “sit up straight!” They just do this automatically. If you observe their movements you will notice something quite beautiful. They sit upright effortlessly with their pelvis positioned well to perfectlyContinue reading “How do children develop poor posture?”

Preventative vs Curative

Well-Being for the Open-Minded Sceptic #23 – Preventative vs Curative I recently finished teaching a Gokhale Method posture course. In it, I teach people how to sit, lie down, stand, bend and walk. Ha! You say, “I knew how to do all of those things from a very young age. I don’t need someone toContinue reading “Preventative vs Curative”