When “Easy Seat” Isn’t Easy

Kids sit cross-legged with ease, but something happens along this road called life, where what was once easy, becomes difficult. For the record, it’s  not “old age.”  There are millions of examples of elders sitting cross-legged with no problem. What it is is an example of “use it or lose it.” 

You know those fit tests that see how fast you can run a mile or calculate how many pushups you can do in a minute? Have you noticed these tests never test for mobility? It says so much about our culture. We value speed and strength and ignore range of motion, flexibility, and grace…which is truly insane. (I’m outside-the-box for a reason!)

The latest video fit tip offers exercises that prepare the back, the hips, the knees and the ankles for what yoga calls sukhasana. Lots of joints are involved in sitting in this manner, proving (yet again) that everything is connected, and everything matters. 

Aside from the exercises in this 3minute video fit tip, however, there is one big gigantic tip I offer you now: sit on the ground whenever you can! Have a picnic in your living room. Go camping. Hang out on your yoga mat. The more you do it, the easier it’ll be, and energetically, you’ll be in the flow.

(Chairs are overrated 😂.) Keep breathing, keep moving, and keep that comfort zone of yours enormous