July 10, 2009 8:13 PM Subscribe
Please help me sit cross-legged or explain the anatomical reasons why I can't.
posted by Fairchild to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I have never been able to sit cross-legged. Ever since I was a child my knees came up 10 inches off the floor and it was never comfortable. My mother can't sit cross-legged either. I'm wondering if this is an anatomy problem. We are both of normal weight and healthy.
When I try to sit cross-legged I have pain at the inner thighs and my hips do not relax. My thighs are off the floor and my knees are pointing in the air. I am a novice yogi but do not sit in a cross-legged position in my classes. As a child, and an adult, I was always the lone person that had her legs kicked out in front when sitting on the floor instead of sitting with crossed legs.
What can I do to successfully sit in this position. Has anybody else experienced this?