8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: An Interview with Esther Gokhale

Published by Liz Koch on September 10, 2008 in Podcasts

Esther Gokhale author of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Remember When It Didn’t Hurt, Pendo Press 2008 and Liz Koch discuss the importance of sitting, bending and feet in this fascinating look at everyday ways to resolve chronic back pain, discover a supple dynamic psoas muscle, and regain overall ease of movement.

Author, teacher and therapist Esther Gokhale explains how our society’s view of a healthy spine has drastically changed over the past 100 years due to fashion and industrial design, and why back pain has become a huge problem.

Gokhale’s international insight crosses all social boundaries to look at the human being in motion; what healthy movement is, and how we can recover our ability to stand, sit or bend and feel great. By following Gokhale’s suggestions for proper sitting, hip-hinging (bending over), resting/sleeping and vibrant foot work, Koch believes it leads to a healthy psoas and a vibrant core.

Together we discuss the simple changes in your everyday behavior that have the power to heal and return you to a time when movement was fun. This is it folks, the recipe for a happy psoas! A must for anyone with back pain or works with people who do.


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Agnieszka K Chren
Posted on December 1st, 2008 | Permalink

Hello Liz!
I love the message in your podcast with Esther. Since I saw the book on a workshop in New York, last May,I fell in love with the technics. It was a completion to what I have learned from you, Liz. I bought the book and studied the material in it. My back and SI joints health improved further. A few months back I noticed Esther’s book on your website! I felt delighted that you too noticed the connection and embraced her author. Thank you very much for keeping your mind open and for giving people like me and variety of approaches to improve their health. Way to go Liz! Thank you.

Mary Braszell
Posted on February 6th, 2009 | Permalink

I found the podcast to be very informative and intersting. As a Bowen Therapist I feel it is essential to help people regain their natural posture and hence bring about freedom of movement. Painfree , unrestricted movement I believe is our birthright.

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