Gokhale Method® Posture

Have you heard of the Gokhale Method® for relearning our natural posture?  I love using this method so much that over the past year, I took the teacher training and became a qualified teacher in June 2016.

For a long time I’ve been aware that many of my patients’ (and my own) chronic and recurring pain issues may be caused by poor posture.  We try to sit up straight or pull our shoulders back, but it doesn’t last long because we’re using muscle tension to hold an unnatural position.

What if we could relearn our healthy posture – the posture we had as little kids, when we didn’t hurt? Or copy people living in traditional, non-industrial societies who stay active and pain-free as they age?  Esther Gokhale (pronounced “Go-clay”) has put this all together beautifully into clear steps that are easy to teach and learn.

It’s meant to be immediately plugged into your everyday activities – sitting, standing, walking, bending, even sleeping – so there’s no need to carve out extra time in your day for practicing.  As many students have said to me, it’s really an investment in yourself, as you can reap the benefits every day for the rest of your life.

Here are some of the benefits students have reported to me so far:

  • Chronic pain gone or reduced – for many, relief is immediate
  • Improved breathing
  • Better balance
  • More restful sleep
  • Better mood and mental focus
  • Able to be more active, and sit longer, without flaring up pain
  • Feeling empowered instead of discouraged about aging
  • More energetic and confident, better appearance
  • Stronger core muscles

To learn more, take a look at http: http://www.gokhalemethod.com.  You can go to this page to see my upcoming teaching schedule and testimonials: http://www.gokhalemethod.com/biography/Doreen_Giles.

I’m so pleased to be teaching this wonderfully effective, practical method of self-care. So many people get remarkable results from these simple techniques! Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

NPR story:
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/06/08/412314701/lost-posture-why-indigenous-cultures-dont-have-back-pain