Someone Created A Chair For People Who Love To Sit Cross-Legged At Their Desk

Apparently it's even good for your posture!

Cover image via Instagram @mysoulseat

A US company has created the perfect chair for people who love to sit cross-legged or bersila

The Soul Seat was designed to have a platform and perch so you can comfortably sit cross-legged on it

Its designer and founder, Pack Matthews, was frustrated with how traditional chairs left him in pain and often limited the amount of sitting positions he could change to while working at his computer.

According to their website, he collaborated with a few friends to come up with a chair and a design so unique that it is even registered in the US Patent Office.

Not just for comfort, they designed the Soul Seat to also 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 business target groups.

Being comfortable sitting on the floor is another one of the fundamental ideas behind this chair as it was purposely designed without arms or a back.

Funnily, the Soul Seat has been getting Malaysians excited even though it's not even available here yet!

A local Twitter user under the handle @AzyanDraws shared about this seat a few days ago, and it has since garnered over 40,000 retweets.

"For those who love to sit cross-legged, I have found the perfect chair for you," she wrote.

Even though its only being sold in the US so far, Malaysians in the replies thread were excited to learn about a chair that finally meets their needs.

Someone replied that she broke her office chair because she liked to sit cross-legged on it.

"Is there a chair like this in Malaysia yet?" she wondered.

Meanwhile, this netizen said she was reported to the human resources (HR) department for sitting cross-legged at work because, she later deduced, it looked improper.

The other catch is that the Soul Seats come with a hefty price tag

The chairs are currently being sold for USD875 (RM3,610), and with the more luxurious wooden legs, they would cost up to USD1,200 (RM4,950).

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