THE MORNING SHOW
The Gokhale Method
Esther Gokhale founded her Palo Alto, California-based center 20 years ago and has helped thousands of people get free of pain through her application of the Gokhale Method – a systematic process of restoring pain-free posture and movement.
Esther has been involved in integrative therapies all her life. As a young girl growing up in India, she helped her mother, a registered nurse, treat abandoned babies awaiting adoption. She went on to study biochemistry at Harvard and Princeton and acupuncture at the San Francisco School of Oriental Medicine.
After crippling back pain during her first pregnancy and unsuccessful back surgery, she began her lifelong crusade to find a solution to back pain. Her studies at the Aplomb Institute in Paris and years of research in Burkina Faso, India, Portugal, and elsewhere led to her development of the Gokhale Method. She and other trained Gokhale Method instructors routinely offer courses throughout the United States, Europe, the U.K. and Israel.
-Why sitting, standing and walking correctly aid in keeping the body young
-Culturally humans have been conditioned to do things the wrong way with poorly designed furniture, fashion, etc
-The 2 basic categories of problems: Compression and an out of shape spine
-Esther explains stretch sitting
-A listener is developing a hunchback, what can he do?
-Shoulder rolls for fixing hunched shoulders: Esther explains the correct technique
-Adding weight to your head to instruct the body to stay aligned
-Using your everyday activities as a platform for staying in alignment and staying in shape
-Esther comments on standing desks; are they just a fad?
-Are inversion tables useful?
-Esther’s thoughts on chiropractic
-Exercising the posterial chain: Using our gluts to propel when walking
-Relaxed hip positioning while driving
-Is standing on the head a good idea?
and so much more!
esther gokhale and the gokhale body method, june 3, 2014