To Kneel or Not to Kneel?

Kneeling chairs are a unique chair that requires you to sit upright with your knees bent below the seat.

This can be great for those who want to build back and core strength and improve their posture. However, it is not intended to replace a traditional chair with legs, flat seat, and backrest.


To get the physical benefits of a kneeling chair, make sure to alternate between it and a traditional chair when seated for extended periods.

 

Pros:

  • Promotes good posture

  • Your back and core muscles will become stronger from supporting yourself in a kneeling chairs

  • Many kneeling chairs have adjustable height and adjustable seat angle, so you can control some of the pressure placed on shins

  • Sitting on a kneeling chair with an upright spinal column improves your blood circulation throughout your body, and keeps you more energized

  • Kneeling chairs are lightweight and easy to carry, making them ideal for transportation

  • They usually have wheels for rolling, but you can also find them with rocking chair legs

 

Cons:

  • Legs can't be moved freely while seated

  • The weight of your body puts pressure on your shins that can cause pain over time

  • Circulation to legs can be restricted if seated for long periods

  • Getting on and off the chair might be difficult for some

  • They usually don't have armrests, which may be frustrating for those who type on keyboards throughout the day

 

So, would a kneeling chair be right for you? Click the button below to take the Chair Finder Quiz or click the chairs to view them on Amazon


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