Sitting on Curled Leg
What’s wrong with curling my leg under me as I sit at my workstation, if this is a comfortable position for me to work in?
- Remember that through the connective tissue matrix of the body, everything in your body is connected to everything else. (For more explanation of this concept of interconnectedness, see the section on
.) When you curl your leg under you as you work, your pelvis gets tipped to one side. This in turn tilts your lower spine, which shifts all the muscles in your torso. This leads to fatigue in the muscles of the torso, which encourages a slumping in your upper body and shoulders. This will, over a brief amount of time, encourage the development of pain, compensation, and structural imbalance in your upper body. By repeating this posture day after day, you will encourage the development of adhesions that can lead to new injuries.
It is likely that this position has become "comfortable" to you simply because you have repeated it so many times that it is actually your usual position, not necessarily "comfortable".