Ergonomic sitting is a position to sit for performing work-based activities through the day. It is not a position of inactive rest. Our body needs to be aware of active movement, for creating comfort in our sitting posture and to stimulate balance in the spine that activates balance for remaining in an upright position.

Here are five ways that can help make ergonomic sitting more comfortable:

1. We can start by learning to sit on our pelvic bones and wrapping our feet around the ergonomic base of the chair. This forces our body weight to move back on to our pelvic bones, enabling our spine to feel the force of our body weight from the top of your head down the spine to the pelvic bones. Feel the downward force in your spine, helping you remain erect, comfortable and safe.

2. Keeping your feet hooked around the chair base, bring your hands back to rest behind your pelvic bones on your back and arch your back so that your belly pushes forwards. Then bring your hands back to touch one another and reverse the Sun Salutation by facing the palms up and moving them up through the air, stretching as far as you are able until they meet in the prayer position. Then relax your hands and bring them down to a comfortable position on your lap. Try to connect your breathing to synchronize with your arm movements.

3. Now place your feet firmly flat on the floor and locate a glass of water, take a sip and with your right hand, place the glass down on the floor next to your right foot. This stretch to your right side will wake up your balance mechanism and allow oxygenated blood to flow the compressed area of your buttocks for comfort. When you want to have another sip, you can pick up the glass and change sides for positioning the glass. This enables balance and oxygenated blood to rejuvenate both sides of your body.

4. Rub your hands together very fast and also in a circular motion, then cover your eyes with your hands and feel the warmth gently flow into your eyes relaxing the eye ball, preparing the eyes for working in productive activity. Then wipe your hands gently over your face and open your mouth wide to give your mouth a wonderful stretch that will make your entire face feel alive, refreshed and ready for active performance.

5. The final way is to turn your chair sideways to your desk and stretch your legs out in front of you, so that your legs are straight with your toes pointing forwards. Stretching your arms simultaneously will improve the balance mechanism in your body for enabling postural comfort in your ergonomic sitting balance.

Ergonomic sitting is your sitting position for performing productive activities in comfort. It is a relaxed position for your skeletal joints, protecting them from injury and promoting supportive positioning, without harming your body.

Author's Bio: 

he author Gail McGonigal is a qualified Occupational Therapist who owns a company called Active Living Solutions Ltd. Gail is selling ergonomic chairs because she has erased the postural scoliosis from her spine and has overcome the pain of osteoarthritis in both hands, by using the principles yoga along with therapeutic knowledge in Ergonomics, Occupational Therapy and Water, to erase her own skeletal discomforts.

She now wants to help people who have little movement, because of immobility due to skeletal pains; how to overcome their discomforts, through ergonomic chairs her free 'Therapeutic Active Living Plan for an improved quality in life.