Love to sit cross-legged? This company has created a chair just for you, and we're loving every bit of it.
Sitting cross-legged is a default posture for millions of us. Reason? Many people feel most comfortable when having their legs tucked under each other.
However, while this posture helps you relax, it reduces blood flow to your legs. And as a result, causing you pain in your knees and calves if you sit for long.
Luckily, a company has created a unique piece of furniture, called Soul Seat, which makes cross-legged sitting more enjoyable.
This seat features a top perch, which you can adjust to different heights. It also has a lower platform where you can fold or cross your legs and detachable legs to place the floor's seat.
The creators, Health by Design, explained that the Soul Seat improves posture since it 'tilts the pelvis forward, opens the hips, and lets the spine align to a comfortable, neutral position.'
Their company website reads:
"Designer and founder, Pack Matthews, was frustrated with how conventional ergonomic chairs left him in pain and offered no options for changing position while working at the computer."
"Collaborating with friends, a physical therapist, yoga instructors, fine woodworkers, and industrial engineers, Pack developed Health by Design's first product, the Soul Seat."
The unique design has been registered with the US Patent Office. And for those who practice yoga, this chair might be of benefit to you.