Many of you who follow me may know by now about my furniture free home, or what should be better described now as my ‘low furniture home’ as I do now have a few more traditional furnishings. But even with a regular bed, and a couple living room seats (I keep them not overly comfortable on purpose, no Lazy Boys here), I still make sure my home is very focused on passive and active movement.
So why sit on the floor?
There are many reasons; you can practice mobility. It allows you to get on many more irregular positions. It has you move more. And getting up and down from the floor promotes strength, flexibility, mobility and even longevity.
Knowing these benefits, I really focus my floor sitting practices by using a number of sitting positions that I will cover. Make sure to check out my blog on ‘Functional Furniture: College to Classy’ to see some interesting non-traditional western seating that may help you discover the best ways to fuse movement and irregular positions with home décor.
> Coincidentally, as I am getting ready to post this, I just received an email today from The Blue Zones newsletter named ‘Why the Okinawan Practice of Sitting On The Floor is Linked to Health, Mobility and Longevity’. And a quote from this article, “Studies corelate the ability to sit and rise from the floor without support with a longer life expectancy. Sitting on the floor also develops musculoskeletal fitness”.