Let’s sit on the floor!
A simple lifestyle change for improving hip mobility…
Sit on the floor daily and develop comfort there!
Not all sitting is the same. When is the last time you watched a tv show on the floor? Ate a meal on the floor?
Sitting is something many of us take for granted. Sitting isn’t inherently bad, it’s all about the DOSE and POSITION.
Sitting in chairs and on couches (typical 90 degrees sitting) for long periods of time each day is the big culprit for mobility restrictions and one of the main root causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Replacing some of your time in the typical sitting position with sitting on the floor is a great way to naturally maintain mobility:
– Sitting on the floor forces you te be dynamic and keep switching positions
– It makes you adapt to being able to actually spend time on the floor. Developing comfort on the floor requires time to accommodate the body to it
– It forces you to utilize a wider variety of positions – especially hip positions
– It allows you to explore some passive hip mobility drills without even thinking about it. For instance, the 9090 position, bear sit, and cross legged position are all examlpes of hip mobilisations that are easy to accomplish if you are already down there.
Start slowly. Replace some couch or chair sitting with some floor sitting. It will benefit you greatly in the long run.