Sitting cross legged!!

@Teekaaa (5575)
India
February 11, 2018 6:27am CST
I used to sit cross legged on chair sometime, but my mom advised me not to sit like that! The reason is , it's not manners to sit with legs crossed , infront of elderly people! I agreed that! But I wonder... does sitting with legs crossed has any impact on our health? Do you also sit with your legs crossed? Image courtesy Google!.
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@m_audrey6788 (13818)
• Germany
11 Feb
I think it`s not the sitting is disrespectful but the expression you`re giving the elders which in most of them see you like "Arrogant"
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@Icydoll (13153)
• India
11 Feb
Yeah it is.
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
11 Feb
Omg ... I am not an arrogant one. I always treat everyone with respect I doesn't know about other countries, but in my place ,it's not manners to sit cross legged..even in school or college, students are not supposed to sit like this!
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• Germany
11 Feb
@Teekaaa I don`t see this woman in the photo from pinterest.com arrogant because she projects it with a smile
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@aureliah (14079)
11 Feb
There are a lot of myths around this. My pastor says that you block blessings when you sit like that in church
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
11 Feb
Yep .. one has to respect god Sitting like this in church is disrespecting god ..one shouldn't do that!
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@aureliah (14079)
18 Feb
@Teekaaa okay. I no longer sit like that in church
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@marlina (71334)
• Canada
11 Feb
Health wise: it does affect the good blood circulation.
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• Cuddalore, India
11 Feb
I too heard this some where
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@irishidid (8521)
• United States
11 Feb
I used to cross my legs all the time. One day my left foot quit working. I couldn't feel it and it would just hang if I lifted up my leg. The call it "drop foot". Come to find out it was because of always crossing my legs. I had to wear a foot brace for awhile. I don't cross my legs anymore.
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
14 Feb
Oh god sorry to know that my friend! After my mom advised I never sit with legs crossed! Take care friend!
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@prashu228 (25814)
• India
11 Feb
yes its not advised, i dont have that habit anyway. sitting on the floor with crossed legs is different, nothing is shown , as our dressing style is different..
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
11 Feb
You are absolutely correct my friend!
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@AKRao24 (13565)
• India
11 Feb
Yes dear @Teekaaa it is not considered as a positive body gesture. In India it is considered as a bad manners too. Some people consider it as arragancy while some other feel as over confident! Thanks!
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
14 Feb
You exactly got my point..! Maybe for comfortness I would be sitting with cross legs! But my mom advised me not to do that and I stopped doing it! But people from other countries completely misunderstood the post!
• Philippines
11 Feb
I don't know it it has impact in our health, but your mom is right... it is disrespectful. The proper way is to put one lleg at the back of the other in a slant way... hahahah... don't know the correct words to describe it, you can check it on youtube... proper seating. God bless.
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
14 Feb
Yes,she's right! Then onwards I stopped it!
• Philippines
11 Feb
Crossing your legs for a long time can decrease blood flow to the lower part of your legs.I think there's no problem with if it's just for a short time.
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
11 Feb
Yup...if you are sitting with crossed legs for a long time, it results in numbness..
• India
17 Feb
Yeah even i heard from some its not good, so you better don't do it again
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
17 Feb
Yup.. I stopped doing that!
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• India
17 Feb
@Teekaaa That's nice, but i keep doing it
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
17 Feb
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@Hannihar (29990)
14 Feb
No, i don't. I have no clue why it is not good to sit that way.
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
14 Feb
Oh.. that's fine..! Thanks for sharing your views!
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@Hannihar (29990)
14 Feb
@Teekaaa You are welcome Elite purple.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
13 Feb
No taboos in my country. If you are sitting and it is comfortable (or done with a sense of modesty for those wearing dresses) then no one objects! It looks very modest and very elegant. No elderly person offended here...in fact, NO ONE IS OFFENDED. Why would they? As far as body language / gestures go, it indicates that you have closed of the below half of yourself to the person you are facing. So you are just being reserved. However if you are being blessed (jaray), you are required to uncross your legs to allow the energy to flow. You can then recross it.
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
14 Feb
Thanks for sharing your views on this topic my friend! Have a great!
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• Trinidad And Tobago
17 Feb
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• Cuddalore, India
11 Feb
health wise it may be related
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
11 Feb
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@Icydoll (13153)
• India
11 Feb
I think it may effect the blood circulation.
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@Teekaaa (5575)
• India
11 Feb
Yes...it affects the blood circulation if one sits in the Same position for a very long time!
@kakah87 (406)
• Semarang, Indonesia
14 Feb
Agreed, it's depend on your expression.... but if your mother say that and not depend on your expression, that's a culture in your place which means rudeness.
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