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12/06/2016 - 4:46am
Exercise ball?

I was offered three options of office chair:

1) standard office chair
2) ergonomic office chair
3) exercise ball chair

Since childhood, I have pain in my neck and have been practicing Gokhale Method a bit by rolling my shoulders back for several months now. I still need to find time to apply Gokhale Method. I often have dull ahce to throbbing pain in my neck and back of my head.

I am considering requesting for an exercise ball, but I recognize that it doesn't have natural wedge. Suppose Gokhale chair is out of their budget, would Stretchsit Cushion be the best alternative? I am open to your recommendations.

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2 days 3 hours ago
06/12/2012 - 12:49pm

Great Question!  The typical "ergonomic" chairs encourage a swayed back by offering "lumbar support", so I would steer clear of them.  The yoga ball can be sat upon as a natural wedge.  I do like stack sitting on a yoga ball, personally,  but sometimes I get tired of it and want just as regular chair and a stretchsit.  At my desk I have the Gokhale Method Pain Free Chair, which I can stack or stretch-sit upon, but I recognize that it is pricy.  Another, much cheaper option is just a nice chair that offers room for your behind (such as a simple folding chair) with a stretch-sit cushion on it.  IT would be easy and affordable to have a yoga ball AND a chair folded on the side waiting for when you want to stretch sit.  

If you look in the videos section, under "Gokhale Product information," there is a video that shows how to hook the stretchsit cushion to a wide variety of chairs.

I hope that answer is helpful!  Feel free to ask any more questions that I didn't address here.


Abeja Judy Hummel

Gokhale Method Instructor

Boonville, CA

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