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  • Tip 64 – Video: Think of the Chair as Your Legs

    18 Jun 2011

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    To sit more comfortably, try thinking that the chair is your legs.

    This video comes from Tip 46, where you can see two diagrams, a slightly different description, and the answer to the ultimate Super Bowl question.

    And here are a few more tips on sitting.

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    6 Responses to “Tip 64 – Video: Think of the Chair as Your Legs”

    1. rajesh June 20, 2011 at 2:42 am #

      sir,
      superb work,
      since i was thought i know to sit properly.
      but to day,
      you changed my idea and faulty thought of mine.
      since, i not understood your idea through photos previously, but i got today some
      sensory of sitting of , what you explained and shown in the vedio.

      by practicing this i got activation of my stomach muscles and back muscles.
      i will practice this for the next oneweek, i will post my ideas and sensory in this regard.

      thank you very much.

    2. Chinnari February 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      Stand on the chair with legs by taking support from the chair, while sitting or sit.

    3. chinnari March 5, 2012 at 8:26 am #

      stand on the sitting bones in the chair,
      by thinking sitting bones as feet, while releasing the knees between the toes with neck free head forward and up.

    4. Chinnari May 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

      Mechanical advantage VS gravitational advantage?
      Ans@
      the neck mechanical advantage(posture) secures the head forward and up direction and prevents the head back and down(posture) then,
      the head secures the torso mechanical advantage if ‘ I ‘ let the torso to ‘lengthen and widen’ then,
      the legs mechanical advantage(posture) letting will be easy for to release the knees forward and away direction from the torso.
      Then,
      iam having ‘GRAVITATIONAL ADVANTAGE’.

      So,
      the legs are responsible for the ‘gravitational advantage’.but, the legs gets support from the torso,neck,head mechanical advantages and their directions with stimulus.

      Here,
      it shows
      ‘the gravitational advantage(legs) secures the mechanical advantage and direction of the body’
      AND
      ‘the mechanical advantage and directions secures the gravitational advantage’.

      Am i correct?

    5. Michael October 27, 2013 at 10:38 am #

      This video is great. I’d almost always sit with bad posture and you taught me The proper way to sit. Great explanation

    6. Leland Vall October 29, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for your comment and glad you like the tip!

      Leland

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