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Sitting for Extended Periods of Time

Whether it be at a desk, in a vehicle, or on a plane, sitting is something we all do — and when you start to fidget in your seat you have already received a number of signals telling you that something is not right for your nervous system. Continuing to sit in such a way, and not heeding those warning signs, often results in pain that can become severe. You can get short-term relief if you stand up, but what if that isn’t an option? What most people don’t know is that in order to move away from pain and stiffness when you come to stand, there are small, slow movements that can be done while sitting. Once you understand how effective these comfortable, high quality movements are, you’ll have gained a new insight into your nervous system.

In order to recognize small changes in effort, the effort itself must first be reduced. More delicate and improved control of movement is possible only through the increase of sensitivity, through a greater ability to sense differences.
— Moshe Feldenkrais
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