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Sitting Posture Patterns

Sitting Posture Patterns

Finding a natural sitting position can seem difficult in the beginning, but with some time and understanding it can become second nature.

Slouching can be a by-product coming from a lack of support within the body - not a preexisting set of instructions that we inherit.

Whether at work in front of the computer, or at home having dinner, we all seek the same thing - a comfortable, stable, and natural way of sitting.

What does this mean?

When sitting we are aiming for a 'neutral' pelvis, which allows for a gentle and natural curve in the lower back (lumbar spine).

Finding a ‘neutral’ or natural sitting position can seem difficult in the beginning, but with some time and understanding it can become second nature.

When sitting correctly our pelvis is horizontal (not tipping too far forward, or tucking too far under). This gives our spine its greatest chance of being vertical (upright).

Pelvis tucking too far under

If the pelvis rolls too far under (tucking the tail under) there will be a flattening of the lower back, making a slumped backward posture most likely.

Sitting Posterior Tilted Pelvis

 

Pelvis tipping too far forward

If the pelvis tips too far forward the tendency is for the lower back to move into Lordosis, with an increased curve of the lower back.

Sitting Anterior Tilted Pelvis

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