prof. of Physical Education Certi ed practitioner of Feldenkrais®,
director and founder of Pedokinetika®
Sitting on a comfortable office chair mostly affects stabilizer muscles, because they are almost never activated. Instead of the body, carrying the weight and the load during sitting and activity, the burden is passed on to the vertebrae. With active sitting, people spontaneously strengthen leg and core muscles and the gluteal region. By active sitting we disable any occurrence of problems due to sitting. Active Chair automatically does it; the sitter does not have to watch the position of their body. It prevents incorrect sitting, crossed legs and similar shortcuts, with which the body spends less energy on stability. I recommend it to all homo sitters.
Active Chair is an indispensable tool that helps with maintaining a healthy posture. When sitting on it, we subconsciously strengthen back and abdominal muscles and hold an erect posture. It is also very helpful for balance training, coordination and for stretching at work. The most important is the switch of positions and movement, even while sitting.
This is the correct active sitting. Active Chair enables almost complete activity of the muscles, important for establishing the correct functioning of the spine and joined structures.
Active Chair offers necessary experience needed for the reorganization of skeletal and muscular placement for the healthy use of the body. A healthy natural posture has to develop through enough acquired experience and this affects the body’s barycentre.