Have you ever noticed that no matter how comfortable your chair is, your back starts to complain after sitting for a few hours at the computer? The reason is simple; you need to adopt a more dynamic sitting position.
Maintaining a Neutral Pelvis for Better Sitting
You will need a medium sized towel or a small baby blanket. Fold the towel in half widthwise and then fold it in half lengthwise. Now roll it up snuggly so that it’s fairly firm.
Sit forward on your chair so that you are not touching the chair back, have your feet flat on the ground and your knees a comfortable distance apart. If you have difficulty reaching the floor with your feet, rest them on top of a couple of thick telephone books; this will make hours of sitting at the computer more restful than if you are up on your toes or wrapped around the rungs of your chair.
Now, lean forward so that your bottom lifts off the chair a few centimeters. Place the rolled up towel underneath your tailbone and then sit back up to vertical. In this position your pelvis will be repositioned so that you will be more supported through your whole trunk.
Many people feel a lot lighter when they sit this way. With less energy being used to “hold you up” you might have more to enjoy life.
Sandra Bradshaw, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Functional Movement Specialist will help you to boost your capacity to move effortlessly. With a background in special education, yoga, functional movement, and music, Sandra integrates this knowledge with the latest brain research to help you find solutions to your personal needs that are effective and long lasting. If you are interested in more information or would like to make an appointment, call Sandra today at 250 862 8489. Visit Sandra on her website at www.sandrabradshaw.com
The Feldenkrais Method® created by physicist Moshe Feldenkrais, PhD., combines precisely structured movement sequences with the latest advances in brain research; it will help you recover from specific areas of injury such as the neck and shoulders or to improve fluidity and ease in sports, recreational activities or life. Join the ranks of such notables as actress Whoopi Goldberg, cellist YoYo Ma and the members of the Canadian Men’s Alpine Ski Team in experiencing the benefits of this method.