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How close is this Guest chair for good posture?

Becky S
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How close is this Guest chair for good posture?

I gave my couch a way a few months ago because I always had bad posture either when I sat on it or laid down on it.   I'm working on furnishing my living room with chairs that help me sit with good posture.  I sat in this one in a waiting room recently and liked it.   Would someone please let me know how it qualifies by Gokhale.  I know the arms are a negative, but other than that.

This is a url that has a picture of the chair.  I've also attached a photo.

 

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  • Wooden frame and vinyl upholstery deliver long-lasting durability.
  • Wrap-around back with thick padding provides plush support.
  • Padded armrests for all-day comfort.
  • Dual-wheel carpet casters improve maneuverability.
  • Overall Dimensions: 30"H x 24.5"W x 24.5"D.
  • Thick Padded Seat and Back.
  • Padded Armrest.
  • Jamestown Oxblood Vinyl (-JT4).
  • Mahogany Finish Wood Legs with Casters.
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Hi Becky--

As a Gokhale Method teacher, I'd give that chair a 6 on a scale of 1-10.  It's definitely better than many, but not ideal.

What's good about it:

1: the seat doesn't bucket in--in fact it will allow your legs to externally rotate.

2: there is room in the back for you behind to get behind you. 

The main negative I see is that the back wraps around, which is going to force your shoulders forward.   Adding a stretchsit cushion could help that, maybe with a little padding behind it to move your shoulders away from the chair.

The armrests could also force your shoulders to your ears. 

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