Sitting cross legged!!
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!.
11 people like this
• United States
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.
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.
• Trinidad And Tobago
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.