|"It's making me sit up straight. That's what I noticed right away."||Jarron P., Bellevue|
|"I feel more focussed."||Nathan S., Lake Forest Park|
|"Whoever sits on one knows it makes a difference."||John A., North Seattle|
|"If you need another reason to sit up
straight, consider this: For every inch your head tilts forward, the
amount of weight your neck has to support doubles, a chore that could
affect your daily level of fatigue. Whether sitting or standing, keep
your shoulders back, your spine straight, and your head held high
above your neck."
|... a leading consumer magazine... September, 2013|
One of the two worst things inflicted on us by civilization
is chair sitting.|
(The other, he says, is cooked food.)
With your legs in this position and if your shoulders are open then your spine
is straight and then you breathe all the way down.
It's opening the hips is what it's doing. Raising your hips above
your knee, you can do it in full lotus but until you can get full
lotus, it isn't there.
It took me 3000 hours of pain-loving yoga practice to get to the point of half lotus, one foot on opposite thigh, way up near the opposite hip. I was the tightest person in the yoga class. They used to say, Hawkins, you're like a tree stump. Now, see what I can do.
It would take me another 1000 hours to get to full lotus.
Most people are not going to do that. These mechanisms like your seat are going to address all those people who aren't going to spend 3000 or 4000 hours to get to full lotus.
|David H., Seattle|
David H. of Seattle;