Sometimes, after too much time on the computer or sitting still reading, my hip/leg suddenly give way when I move about… Clearly something is out of alignment (my life schedule, for one!), so I’m experimenting with a couple of things that are already bringing good results:
First, I quit crossing my legs at the ankle.
Crossing the legs at the knee is a no-no. It pulls the body alignment out and it weakens your body-mind energy (you can check this with a simple muscle check: On if it strengthens your system, Off if it weakens).
I sleep on my side, so I’m careful now to support the upper knee with the lower knee. If you can’t do that comfortably and want to “scissor” your legs, hip specialists suggest supporting the upper knee with a firm cushion.
Next, I happened to take a week’s retreat and came up with a more balanced schedule.
If you can afford a week off somewhere – away from computers, phones of all kinds, texting, you name it – with lots of quiet time, nothing like it! Positive ideas and solutions start bubbling up after a couple of days’ of complete rest and quiet. Read more…