Being comfortable sitting up!
September 2, 2014 11:13 PM Subscribe
I used to be ill and bed-ridden a lot when I was younger, living in a city with a climate that didn't suit me. I also spent a lot of time lying down (on the bed, the floor, wherever) reading or doing other things. Perhaps as a result, I don't have a very comfortable sitting position. I find it most 'comfortable' to slouch down in a chair with my legs up (against a table, for example). But that has recently been straining my lower back. I need to find a comfortable way to sit up!
I do yoga and dance and other exercise and my body is in fairly good shape otherwise—I can sit cross-legged without trouble and my posture is decent. I just seem to really REALLY dislike the feeling of sitting up, and I'm often yearning to lie down instead, especially when I'm a little tired or low or sleep-deprived. I do still have some health issues that make me tired and low on energy.
I work freelance from home so theoretically I COULD just lie around with my laptop all day and still work! But obviously in other ways it's not such a good thing. Lying down too much in day doesn't feel great for me emotionally and in terms of rhythm—I sleep better when I'm more physically active in the day. But it's just so comfy to lie down...
Any ideas, input and resources would be much appreciated. I've been thinking of trying some Alexander technique sessions, but they're very expensive. Do you think that might help?