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 will have to go under the desk  to see how I'm sitting, you know what, I won't be surprised if one of those nosy guys did it! ......But a question though, who said that this is the Indian style? I thought we all sit this way, do I have to be Indian to sit cross-legged? 
MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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I'm Indian. I sit AND sometimes lie down with my legs folded like that to stretch my muscles.
Lol didn't think people called it the Indian way to sit.


Of course you dont!

Maybe because Indians sit cross legged in the temples and during meditation/yoga poses it makes us more flexible in that respect and hence we've come to be associated with it more so than other races.



Full-lotus messes with my knees big-time. I tried to "get accustomed" to it until my knees started trying to slip sideways while I was walking, and i realized forcing it was making me avoid meditative practice...

Now I do my meditation sitting up straight with my feet on the floor.


I gather Native Americans tended to sit on the ground like this, so it became known as "Indian style."

Yoga really helps keep my back from going out on me though, and is likely to help you also.

It's a natural relaxation pose. Great for posture :)

i'm not indian but i always sit like this ... buddha style :)

Yep, so much more comfortable!

no .. i sit like that tooo but then i am an Indian =) , but i guess whatever way is comfortable for a person works :)

lol exactly, not only Indians like to sit in a comfortable way =P

yaah true that !