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  1. I'm interested in this, but the doctor I saw was pushing for surgery to fix the nasal valve angle. I understand it would be hard to make a call without examination, but what might be a question I could ask at the next appoint to see if this method could be useful?
  2. I'm interested in finding out whether you all have opinions about what the most "ergonomic" chair might look like. I heard that Kit uses a standing desk, along with the advice that never staying in the same position for more than a little while is the best ergonomic advice. For me, some activities, like meditation, require a chair since I'm an absolute beginner in terms of mobility. There are so many opinions on ergonomics out there, but most of them seem to be wanting us to buy $700 "desk chairs" without much much evidence supporting their design. In my brief search for a better chair, I've heard a couple of key factors that make most chairs bad but there might be salient features that I have missed. 1) The height. I've heard you want to sit at a height so that the angle between your torso and your thighs is between 90° to 100° or maybe more open (~120°). Most dining chairs are too short for me and I have to use a pillow to prop myself up to get anywhere near parallel. 2) The tilt. Most chairs lean back at angle that makes not using the back-rest uncomfortable. I'm still quite unsure what a good chair would look like (and I'm well aware that sitting for any period of extended time is far from good for your body). Some ideas I've had: Stools come a lot of heights, but I've never tried working a desk without any sort of back support for the entire day. Second Option: "Regular" Dining Chairs that don't have any tilt. Third Option: The slew of weird "chairs" that seem to get thrown around in these conversations but seem expensive and supported by questionable science. Anyway, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts! Is there such thing as an ergonomic chair? Does sitting on the edge of your chair work in a pinch?
  3. I just moved to Denver, Colorado and am sorely needing some inspiration to keep on stretching. Could anyone could point me towards any groups or teachers that might be aligned with ST’s style that operate out of Denver or Boulder?
  4. Fantastic. You just answered a couple things I was wondering about too so thanks for your reply!
  5. Hi. My apologies if this is the wrong g thread for this, but I'm looking for critique/ advice on how to improve the stretch routine I've been doing for about a month to open up my hips. Since I can't even pretend to get into the pigeon pose with good posture (even with a bolster) , I've been attempting to stretch the piriformis using the chair stretch on Kit's YouTube channel. The problem is that my knees and lower legs are far from parallel to the ground when I do this this stretch, and despite my efforts to keep a good form, this stretch seems to cause some stretching under my butt but also pinching / tightness sensations, especially when I have my right leg crossed. The one stretch that I have felt a good amount of healthy stretching sensations with is, however, I haven't seen described anywhere else on this forum so I'm worried it might be harmful in some regard. ^some instructors online have advised gently pushing your knee towards the wall. Any feedback would be must appreciated.
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