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Books and Songs: Meditations for workers who lift

Low back pain is the leading cause of global disability: Back pain, neck pain, sciatica and arm pain are the most common complaints around the globe. In all countries, 4 out of 5 people suffer from these ailments at some point in their life. The cumulative world cost for treating these pains is $300 - $500 billion per year. American companies are spending billions per year to treat what the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation describe as the leading cause of global disability. The global burden of disability associated with LBP has increased in all age groups between 1990 and 2019 and was greatest in the 50-54 age group in 2019. 70% of years lost through disability were in working-aged people (20-65 years).

Pandemic: The pandemic has rendered people to solitary states & has diminished our mobility and worsened our back pain. If you have ever had these pains, you know how hard it is to focus on anything else… you search for all the answers and remedies, just to feel normal again. Well, here is the answer you’ve been looking for.

Costs for American Companies:




Payroll costs in a company averages 44% (35-52%) of revenues. Estimates for workers compensation rates are $1/100(Oregon) and $1/156 (California) of payroll costs. Insurance companies use the factors of payroll, type of work, claims history and state costs to render a fee.

Using these estimates, USPS pays 1/3 to 1/2 Billion US Dollars per year in Workers Compensation, UPS ¼ to ½, and FedEx 1/5 to 1/3. A private company confidentially researched and shared its data with us. The XYZ company prizes safety first. With a revenue of $1.6 billion, their Worker’s Compensation insurance costs $1million and is in line with California’s rate of 1/156.

People Are More Valuable Than Revenue:

Yet still, one needs to value the importance of a company’s people more than money. The value of the dollar has steadily declined through the1900’s. Forbes magazine estimated that the dollar had collapsed 50 percent since 1985 and another 33 percent by 2000. Our expansionary monetary policies, including quantitative easing and the volatile world market, does not add stability. The value of a multi-national company is not the dollar earnings per se, nor its real estate per se, and not its incredible machinery per se. The value of a great company today is how it handles its number one asset, the company’s people. Especially today, in times of pandemic, the strength of a company is its people.

-The “LIFT: Who Am I Meditation”

Helps people who lift daily identify how much they lift.

The average person lifts twenty to fifty pounds per day, which is 5,000 to 18,000 pounds a year. Some delivery people lift 1.0 to 1.5 million pounds per year.

This meditation explains the 250X day multiplier, the 7,9,12 and 15X spine force multiplier, and the ½X, 2X, 4X distance from body multiplier. All the parts of proper posture and poor posture are explained, along with posture strengthening strategies.

The “Lifting” person on the cover shows one to:

bend at the knees, not at the waist,

keep a straight spine,

tighten your core muscles, and

carry objects close to the body.

Music track by Juilliard School of Music Professors Kendall Durelle Briggs and Emi Ferguson

-The “Lift: My Daily Routine Meditation”

is directed to people who lift for a living.

“I am going to do more work than a running back in football,

I am going to do more work with my legs than a hockey goalie,

I need to be an elite athlete,

I am going to warm up and prepare”

The meditation provides a fully guided daily protocol for readiness, including:

breath work,

stretch work,

strength work,

aerobic work,

and my one-half hour vacation.

Music track by Juilliard School of Music Professors Kendall Durelle Briggs and Emi Ferguson

Dr. Ken Hansraj is a New York based spinal surgeon who has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to helping people in every country improve their spinal health. His posture studies, including “Text Neck,” have been carried by most media outlets in all countries for more than 9 billion media impressions as measured by Thompson-Reuter’s Cision. He specializes in cervical, thoracic and lumbar procedures, including laminectomies and spinal fusions. Dr. Ken believes in whole body wellness, preventative care and that the spine is a principal indicator of general health impacted by “human software and hardware.”

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