If you have wished for more comfortable seats at work where you are not confined to the width of an office chair, you’re not alone. These chairs not only cause you discomfort but are also the cause of many back and neck problems that should not affect people at a very young age. The chair gods must have heard our collective prayers because there is now a chair that will let you sit cross-legged at work.
The solution we’ve been waiting for is the Soul Seat, a seat with a non-conventional design that allows people, the flexibility to sit in a position that is most comfortable to them.
The Soul Seat has a platform and perch so you can comfortably sit cross-legged on it.
The Soul Seat is designed to alleviate pain and muscle tightness. The chair helps correct your posture, as sitting on its special design “tilts the pelvis forward, opens the hips, and lets the spine align to a comfortable, neutral position”.
Having practised yoga himself, Matthews said he designed the chair with yogis in mind as one of the target groups.
Being comfortable sitting on the floor is one of the fundamental ideas behind this chair that was purposely designed with no arms or back. Although it may seem that people who practice yoga are the ones who will benefit the most since it lacks both an armrest as well as back support, it does allow the person using it to sit more freely.
The chair is designed in such a manner that it can be used in many different positions, orientations, and locations. It is even registered with the US Patent Office.
However, The Soul Seats come with a hefty price tag. The chairs are currently being sold for US$575 (S$779).