8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back is a book authored by Esther Gokhale. I purchased the book, read it, and attended her 6 session lessons in 2009. At that time, I had already practiced my Chinese method and the pain was largely gone. However, what attracts me most is that the Gokhale method teaches the correct way of sitting, standing, walking, lying, etc. that do not cause back pain. Thus, her method can be incorporated into our daily lives so we practice and exercise anytime, anywhere.