How to Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Sleep

8 Steps to a Pain-Free BackIt’s a pretty bold claim to say that this book teaches how to sit, stand, walk, bend and sleep/lie down.

I don’t make bold claims lightly.

I’m tired of back pain.

I’ve been ready to get this figured out, once and for all.

When I read about the Alexander Technique, I was thrilled because I thought I was really onto something. But it turns out that the Alexander Technique (AT) is not something I’ll be likely to pursue. The bottom line is you are expected to see a specialist for a year or more. Also, it’s really geared for performers, which I am not. And lastly, I believe that any coaching should have an end in sight. I believe personal trainers should get you going and you should check in periodically. I don’t believe in baby sitters for life.

Learn the Gokhale Technique

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot teaches you how to position your pelvis so that your spine falls into proper alignment.

You will also learn how to stretch it out while going about your day. You do not need to carve out extra time to “work” on these things!

Finally, you will learn how to walk properly and simultaneously build your glutes. I’ve already declared 2013 The Year of the Glutes and so should you.

Put your behind behind you! 

No more tucking the pelvis under and exacerbating the flat butt issue.

This book, 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot, is full of helpful photos of how we are meant to use our bodies and clear, concise explanations of things we knew but have since forgotten. Come learn with me!

2 comments to Put Your Behind Behind You!

  • Dora

    Thanks Naomi. Just added it to my library list. Can you tell us more about stretching while you sleep, or is it tricky to explain without pics.

    • I will try to give the simplest explanation of how the stretch sitting/lying stuff works.

      You need to use a chair or bed to help stretch your spine. So you want to use the fixed object to help open the vertebrae. The hips go down first in both and then you “hook” yourself. For sitting, it’s your upper back on the back of the chair, if that works. For lying, it’s your shoulder(s) on the bed. You spread yourself out from the fixed hips/butt (depending upon if you are on your side or back) and then intentionally place the upper body further away than it would just fall if you stayed all crunched up.

      There is more to it than that. I find that the chair or bed really hold me in place exactly as I positioned myself!