I became interested in the Gokhale method only recently, but have just completed the Foundation Course over a weekend. I found it very interesting and hope it will help me sort out certain long-standing problems.
Earlier today, I was standing with my thumb at the base of the spinal groove (I was reminding myself where L5/S1 is). I then took a few steps forward, with hand somewhat further up the spine and noticed something that really suprised me. When walking, there is a great deal more movement on the left-hand side of this groove than on the right, the movement being backwards towards my hand and slightly inwards towards the groove itself.
I'm intrigued by this imbalance and wonder if it is at all connected with the problems that made me buy the book and attend the course. Although I often wake up with lower back pain, it soon passes and is tolerable. My main problem concerns my left foot, which is nearly always has a tingling, sometimes a burning, sensation. At night this progresses to cramps of the big toe, which cause me to have utterly sleepless nights several times each week.
I have not described this very well, I know - it is surprisingly hard to do. Nonetheless, I wonder whether anyone else has experienced or treated similar problems. Currently, I am avoiding techniques like glide-walking as I make my way lesson by lesson through the book.
Any thoughts on the subject would be welcome.