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working on the floor

i went down a furniture free living rabbit hole (again, i do this like once a year). related, i hung out with our neighbor's 5yo and 10yo on Saturday and they were just so agile, mobile and flexible. (they also did gymnastics, so not just natural.)

i want that same health (and hip mobility) for myself, and i found myself trying to figure out how to get that while working a 9 to 5 job at the computer.

my current plan is:

  • stretching and yoga outside of work
  • working on the floor during work??

the latter is more eclectic but as physical therapists say "the best position for you is the next one." i tried this last year and floor working really does encourage you / make it easy to switch positions a lot. (standing desks imo are great, but the chair sitting part of the standing desk still feels problematic.)

i'm intrigued bc whenever i'm in a desk setup, i want to run away from it by the end of the day, my body is physically uncomfortable. i try to let go of that sensation through mindfulness but it still feels like it isn't great for my body.

so i'm running an experiment where i try floor working for a week. (i already have a foldable floor table so this wasn't that hard. the new thing is i put a monitor on it.) let's see if i can get through it without pain. last time i did have some, i think i transitioned into it too fast. i want to do stretches / certain positions to see if that helps etc.

here are some relevant links for the curious:

9 Floor Sitting Positions To Open Your Hips
We spend an hour and half in our yoga practice put ourselves into different shapes. Then the rest of the day? Read how to spend it so it helps your yoga practice