Modified Sitting Postures

Should we practice sitting postures?  Yes!!  Why?  Because sitting is something we have been doing all our life, just like walking and all the other transitional postures like kneeling etc etc.  Many of us have acquired what I call lazy sitting postures i.e. slumping postures driven by the environment that we live in.  Is slumping a bad thing? No!.  I am very much a believer in all postures  being ok, we just need to move regularly from one posture to the next.  In the images below you will see an example of some sitting postures that I have one of my clients practising for short periods of time (1-3 minutes).  We have the client using a block to allow the individual to sit more comfortably in the cross legged and straight leg (split stance) position.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

Screenshot 3 Modified Sitting Postures












Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.