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I Always Sit Indian Style

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    I Sit Like This Everywhere

    I'm sitting this way now, and probably will later. I sit like this in nice restaurants in the booths, and if I'm riding in a car somewhere. I can't help it. I think it was because it was drilled into my head back in elementary. " Cross your legs and put your hands in your...
    Sunshine89 Sunshine89 18-21, F Feb 1, 2009

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    I always do this. Some of my best friends

    called me "Indy" in high school - that was over 20 years ago. Today, I'm still not comfortable sitting any other way but it seems to be taking more and more of a toll on my knees which are starting to really hurt quite a bit. I don't know for sure that it's related but it feels...
    nabinnyc nabinnyc 36-40, M Dec 14, 2013

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    Hrm

    I never stopped to think of how bizarre "Indian style" is as a sitting pose. It seems so natural. Who doesn't sit like this?
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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    Usually

    I always sit Indian style, usually. Other than when I'm sitting at the computer because the chair isn't big enough to do so. If I'm sitting on the couch, the bed, the floor or anything else, I am always sitting Indian style. I have sit this way since I was a teenager, and it's...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F May 28, 2008

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    Often.

    what an interesting group - so random! I like sitting Indian style ... though now what I think about it, isn't it kind of a racist remark?  Anyway, I like sitting cross-legged, EXCEPT when it's on a hard surface when my ankle bone would dig into the ground - ouch.  I...
    outoftheshadows outoftheshadows 26-30, F May 28, 2008

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    Yay! Not The Only One!

    I have to say that I've been sitting "indian style" for the past 3 years at least, and I honestly have to say i'm hooked. i'm sitting indian style in my office chair as i'm typing this. too funny. i'm just glad i'm not the only one. however, does anyone else have hip pain from...
    iwillalwayslovechris101 iwillalwayslovechris101 26-30, F Sep 20, 2013

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    Dvd Lord Sits Indian Style!

    Hello this is DVD LORD(SKUNK) here I sit Indian style it was a little harder when I had a knee injury back in 1982 but since then I been weight training and can sit Indian style sometimes and I would advise this of everyone I can put my legs together and sit Lotus style which is...
    DVDLORD DVDLORD 41-45, M May 24, 2011

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    Generally

    Not always but anytime I can I do. It feels natural, and it's very comfortable and relaxing
    FutureVal FutureVal 16-17, F Oct 27, 2013

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    Huh?

    Is that just cross-legged? Like, sitting with your legs crossed? I do that all the time. even on a chair, i dont have my feet on the ground or cross my knees, i have my feet up on the chair and my legs crossed.
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    I Honestly Didn't Know You Called It That =/

    I thought you just sat crossed-legged.... *raises eyebrow* Oh, well.... *still confused*  I’d rather sit on the floor and sit with my legs crossed: carpet, wood, gravel, bricks, tiles, grass, ect. It's so much more comfortable to me. On my bed, couches, now on my...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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    Sitting Naturally

    Sitting this way is part of my life style as I follow a meditation practice. I believe it is a natural way of sitting as the body rests comfortably on itself without effort when accustomed to this position.  The knees should rest on the floor as this grounds the body's...
    glenara glenara 66-70, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Even At The Office

    Yes. I'll take my heels off and sit like an Indian (that's what we were taught to call it in grade school) or one leg under. And it helps me be more comfortable in my office chair! It does seem so improper though because your shoes are off at the workplace, but I can't help it.
    sxyshandy sxyshandy 26-30, F Oct 17, 2012

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    It's the Best Sitting Position.

    Someone calls it Indian style, someone Turkish sitting position others lotus flower.  It's the same but important is that I am always sitting like this. I eat, I am in Indian style. I watch TV, I am in Turkish sitting position. I sit in lotus flower even when I am at...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    Kitti Crosslegged And Fancy Free =-d

    Wow I didn't realize it was called this .. but yep I sit this way everywhere .. very comfortable .. especially when Im online ...chatting with friends or playing around on EP... you will find me in my comfy chair sitting crossed legged and loving every moment of it ..  as a...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    Why Is It So Hard To Stop!

    I don't mean to make it sound like it's a drug, but even when I remind myself not to sit that way I still do. Heck yeah I'm sitting like that now. My bad knee will probably protest it later, but oh well.
    enoirmeplz enoirmeplz 18-21, F Jul 25, 2011

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    Comfortable

    I have south asian heritage. So this is not uncommon for the family. I have always found it comfortable from childhood days to sit in front of the TV and glare at the screen with my siblings. I imagine it is because of the environment that I grew up in that makes me just sit on...
    DilXXX1982 DilXXX1982 31-35, M Nov 5, 2012

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    Yoga

    have always loved the lotus- love doing so in a bodysuit and tights
    4evainnylon 4evainnylon 46-50, T 2 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    Always Indian Style

    I love sitting "Indian Style" (if you will) anywhere I am. I always thought this was a bit odd because no other friends or colleagues my age sit in a booth- kick off their shoes and sit cross legged. However - I just found out that my great grandmother was 50% Cherokee Indian...
    Saramariemc Saramariemc 31-35, F Aug 22, 2013

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    This is pretty much the only "yoga" pose I can

    perform. Bonus: I grew up calling Indian style Criss Cross Applesauce. Who else?
    Tixol Tixol 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Didn't Know It's Called 'indian Style'

    I am from india and no one here finds this sitting posture bizzare. In India it is called 'pallathi'. I personally find it really comforting and sit like this whenever I am doing some task that requires deep thinking. Although my sister finds it funny that I even sit on chairs...
    illimite illimite 22-25, M May 17, 2012

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    Do I Have To Be Indian?

    Yeah I always sit like this, even when I'm sitting on a chair. Even at the office when no one is around and this damn pain in my back starts, I sit like this, more comfortable, who will turn around me and see how I'm sitting anyway?!  I grab my chair close to the desk so anyone...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    I Teach At A Primary School...

    Since i teach 7, and 8 year olds, i tend to sit on the floor a lot, with them!! Some of the other teachers who also teach the grade 7's and 8's prefer sitting on a chair when reading to them, but i like sitting the floor right next to them. I don't know why, but its just way more...
    johandiejoubert johandiejoubert 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    ALWAYS

    where ever i am, and that includes meetings and work, i sit this way. i have since i was a child and find that i cant be comfortable for long if i dont. i often take one leg and cross it over the top. people always say that i must have such flexibility and i really dont otherwise...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F Jan 26, 2008

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