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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…”
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”
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”
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? 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?”
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”
People recognize that the body has a natural ability to heal and they seek ways to increase that ability. When it comes to back pain. You control your body. You can have good control when you pay attention to the messages and information you receive. You can put out fires as soon as they happenContinue reading ““Some Things to Avoid if You Want to Maintain a Healthy Back.””