Company Creates Office Chair To Allow Workers To Sit Cross-Legged
Sitting at your desk at work can be a tough experience. Whether you have a chair that barely moves, the desk isn't quite the right height or your legs don't fit properly underneath, it can really make or break your day.
If you're a fan of sitting crosslegged you will probably have never been able to sit how you like at work. No chair allows you to really get comfortable and you're left moving around constantly.
But one company has decided to switch things up a bit and design a chair that allows you to fully relax into your favourite position.
Health by Design had people who prefer to sit crosslegged in mind when they concocted the Soul Seat. Designer and founder, Pack Matthews, says he was annoyed with the stagnant nature of normal office chairs.
He asked friends, a physical therapist, yoga instructors, fine woodworkers, and industrial engineers, to bring his crosslegged dreams to life.
Now, it isn't all good news. The Soul Seat certainly isn't cheap.
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At the low, low price of $875, you can have a regular Soul Seat and that price jumps to $1,200 if you want the Bamboo style. There's a floor model variety that will only set you back $575. Don't even get us started on if you want to ship somewhere outside the US.
The company says: "Our purpose is to design movement back into our daily work even as our computers gobble up more and more of our physical effort. Our chairs and floor desks are designed to help computer engineers stay active even as their coding makes wires evaporate into the cloud.
"Our furniture allows the student, the accountant, the videographer to move their legs and pelvis while their attention remains riveted to the monitor."
The Soul Seat allows you to sit on your knees and have your legs fold underneath you if you're not keen on sitting crosslegged all day.
If you can't afford the Soul Seat but still want to be more comfortable at work there are a few handy tips to remember: good posture is key, meaning push your shoulders back, have your chest out and elongate your back; put an inflatable pillow in the lower part of the chair to give your back more support; and have your chair at a 100°- 110° angle.
Featured Image Credit: My Soul Seat