Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Do

Read Time: 5 min
man lying down on the grass outside using laptop

Wondering what’s the best position to be in as you sit at your desk to work? (or if you’re working from home—at your kitchen table, living room couch, or bedroom?) Wondering if standing is better than sitting? These are some of the most frequently asked questions in my studio. My answer remains the same. And it’s very simple. Continue reading “Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Do”

Change Starts with Knowing Where You Are

Read Time: 2 min
girl focused working on laptop

This morning I was chatting with a man in my Pilates class who works from home. He was trying to figure out what would be the best chair for him to sit on. He described the various furniture he has at home including a standing desk and some type of wobbly chair.

“What’s the best chair or best position to work in?” is not an uncommon question in my studio. Continue reading “Change Starts with Knowing Where You Are”

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”