Can you squat on the floor cross legged?

@allknowing (111403)
India
January 21, 2023 3:14am CST
After my accident a few years I no longer can do Yoga that involves bending, twisting and squatting cross legged. I only do breathing exercises which can be done sitting on a chair. I do physio therapy to strengthen my lower limbs - just four movements. Sometimes I do not feel like doing them and then I experience stiffness and pain in the knees and when that happens I am back doing those exercises What exercises do you do? Image credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cross-legged_sitting_woman.jpg
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@RebeccasFarm (84735)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
21 Jan
Yes I can still do so.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
That is good to hear. Not all can do that.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
25 Jan
@RebeccasFarm I cannot agree with you more But there are times we just want to stay away
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
25 Jan
@allknowing We must push ourselves always
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@much2say (50505)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jan
I can only do it to a point . . . my left knee is a bit painful. It seems to do with my knee cap area - not a joint issue. I used to be a figure skater and have injured it. I'm still trying to figure out the best strength exercise for it . . . but I do many stretches and walk daily.
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@much2say (50505)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Jan
@allknowing I find that strength training helps the most . . . particularly strengthening the muscles above and below the knees.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
You can resort to physio therapy for your knee. Walking is the best o keep our heart going.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
22 Jan
@much2say I do that but sometimes I feel lazy
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@shaggin (65268)
• United States
21 Jan
This isn’t a stretch I do it’s just comfortable when sitting on the floor to sit this way. It was called Indian style when I was a kid now it is criss cross applesauce since my kids were little.
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@shaggin (65268)
• United States
22 Jan
@allknowing not yet thankfully. My husband is and has a bad hip he cannot sit this way.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
It shows you are not stiff like me.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
22 Jan
@shaggin I have restrictions after my accident but I believe that it is not how much one has but what one makes of what one has is the route to happiness.
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@LadyDuck (425772)
• Switzerland
21 Jan
I can bend, twist and squat cross legged, but my favorite exercise is walking. With my husband we try to walk at least 6,000 steps a day.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
Nothing like walking. I do that too.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
@LadyDuck After my accident I have restrictions.
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@LadyDuck (425772)
• Switzerland
21 Jan
@allknowing I like walking, today we gave up, the wind is too chilly.
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@aninditasen (12507)
• Raurkela, India
21 Jan
I do yoga and can squat and sit on the floor or bed to do my yoga exercises and say my prayers too.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
Your limbs are quite supple. Good for you
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@aninditasen (12507)
• Raurkela, India
22 Jan
@allknowing I think yoga has kept my limbs supple.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
22 Jan
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@CarolDM (200478)
• United States
21 Jan
Yes I can do this. Breathing exercises are enjoyed as well.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
My limbs get stiff and I can never attempt it. I do breathing exercise
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
@CarolDM The only thing that works for me now is to walk but not as briskly I used to before the accident.
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@CarolDM (200478)
• United States
21 Jan
@allknowing Whatever works is what we should do.
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@jstory07 (125111)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jan
I only go for a walk evey day for exercise. Of course I get lots doing house work.
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@cacay1 (79528)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Jan
I do 4000 steps a day and dance Tiktok every weekend if having enough time.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
Walking is the best exercise. I do that too strolling inside and in the garden several times in the day
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@DianneN (245383)
• United States
21 Jan
Yoga, cardio, bike riding, swimming, walking, and various sports. It’s important to keep active not to stop exercising. Glad you get back to your physiotherapy.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
21 Jan
You are truly into a lot of those that keeps one healthy
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@DianneN (245383)
• United States
22 Jan
@allknowing I try. It’s not always easy.
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@JudyEv (300065)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Jan
I couldn't sit cross-legged to save my life. It's good that you still do exercises.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
22 Jan
Before the accident I did yoga that called for squatting cross legged but now it is restricted to just walking and some physio therapy and ofcourse some breathing exercise
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@nela13 (53210)
• Portugal
23 Jan
I take walks with my mom and do exercises with weights. I am sorry that you have problems in your legs now.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
23 Jan
Weights do help one build muscles. I could do that as my arms are fit and fine
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@nela13 (53210)
• Portugal
29 Jan
@allknowing just do what you can and talk to your doctor first.
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@florelway (22295)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jan
The only exercise I have now is walking and going up and. down the stairs.
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
23 Jan
There cannot be a batter exercise than that But can you squat cross legged?
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@allknowing (111403)
• India
25 Jan
@florelway You should do it often and that will help you
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@florelway (22295)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Jan
@allknowing I still can but I feel some pain. Maybe If I do it often I can flex it better.