Sitting Series 5: Be One with Your Chair

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man rounded forward and working at computer

The problem with using the back of your chair is that you start with good intentions—of leaving your back resting against the back of the chair—then before you know it, your attention has literally pulled you forward in the direction of…

  • your computer as you work on your document
  • the juicy novel you’re engrossed in
  • the steering wheel as you drive in rush hour
  • the friend you’re talking to across the table at lunch

You end up with a situation where your lower back is against the back of the chair and you’ve curled forward from the waist, head and neck leading, toward the object of your attention.

Sort of nut shaped.

Over time, that nut shape puts a lot of stress on your neck and back. Continue reading “Sitting Series 5: Be One with Your Chair”

Accommodation

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cool man with glasses

I just listened to a podcast interview with an Alexander Technique Teacher who related a story about her student who had purchased brand new glasses. The student had paid several hundred dollars for them. They were the style of the moment with very small lenses.

And in order to look through the “sweet spot” and see clearly, the student had to put his head in an awkward position that created tension in his neck and pulled it off balance. The teacher had pointed this out to him.

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