It comes as no surprise to anyone to hear that almost 90% of Americans suffer from back pain. The problem has become so common that it is accepted as a part of life. And yet it’s not a problem for everyone. Would it surprise you to know that there places in the world where the reported percentage of back pain sufferers is only 5%?
It certainly surprised Esther Gokhale, and lead to a long search and discovery mission to find out why is it that some nations are so overwhelmingly prone to chronic back pain issues. This searching journey took Esther to some of the most rural locations in Brail, Portugal and Burkina Faso, and Esther found her answers.
Features of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot
Author: Esther Gokhale
Length: 244 pages
Publisher: Pendo Press, April 2008
Is 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot Worth Buying?
First and foremost, it is important to note that no self-help book or product can guarantee success, particularly when it comes to such a specific issue as joint and back ache. Any guide or product that does make wild promises should be approached with caution; one person’s chronic back pain can be completely different from another’s. However, while no instructional guide can guarantee success, Esther’s 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back probably comes the closest.
Through her extensive research and studies, Esther has come up with a program to relive back pain; the Gokhale Method. In this book, Esther guides us through the various steps to her method. Using real life photos of workers demonstrating correct posture in their everyday lives, Esther breaks down what causes our back problems and shows how these issues can be corrected.
Where a particular pose, posture or alignment is required, Esther clearly explains the form before showing real life pictures of the form displayed correctly. Unlike many exercise heavy guides to fighting aches and pains, Esther’s method involves a lot of correcting postures and alignments. The rationale for these corrections is clearly explained, and many users report that not only has their pain subsided, but that their flexibility and strength has improved dramatically as a direct result of the Gokhale Method.
Although it shouldn’t really be that big a surprise to people, simple core adjustments to posture do not only affect your back. Correct alignment of the spine has direct influences on the hips, knees, shoulders and neck. The Gokhale method doesn’t involve learning adjustments for every part of body, but simple basic adjustments that affect every part of your body.
In a market saturated with self-help guide and exercise regimes heavily promoted by some of the biggest names in fitness, it is telling Esther’s 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back remains one of the most bought, most popular and most recommended books. At this price, can you afford not to check it out?
Nearly 90% of American adults suffer from back pain, and the number continues to climb. Why does this condition affect so many people in the industrialized world, while in some countries only 5% of adults report back pain? In a quest to find the root cause of back pain, Esther Gokhale studied at the Aplomb Institute in Paris and traveled to parts of the world where back pain is virtually unknown. Her research took her to remote Burkina Faso, rural Portugal, and fishing villages in Brazil.
What she learned in each of these places has changed the lives of thousands of people. Preserved in the movements of weavers, millers, and farmers in more traditional societies is ancient body wisdom that prevents pain and enhances health. 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.