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  • Tip 9.5 – When Leaning Back, Point Your Spine

    4 Jun 2010

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    Point your spine when leaning back in a chair.

    Point Your Spine when Leaning Back in a Chair

    Your torso can act as a bridge from the seat to the backrest.

     

    Lots of people ask about reclining or leaning back in a chair.  I think it helps to know the difference between your waist and your hip joints, and to continue to point your spine.

    Collapsing in a chair may seem comfortable, but it restricts breathing and causes stiffness.  Proper sitting, even reclining as shown, is a lively activity that is part of the continuum of how we move and do things.  More liveliness means less stiffness. There is a new video of this tip here.

    More on sitting in a chair:

    Bending Forward Is the Same

    Video: How to Lean Back in a Chair

    Video: Think of the Chair as Your Legs

    Your Waist Is Not a Joint

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