"We become the position we are most often in"

- Caroline, Founder

why is sitting posture important?

Prolonged poor sitting posture causes certain muscles to become tight and dominant, restricting range of movement and causing pain. This accelerates arthritic change, and can prove expensive in terms of treatment, time off work and physical ageing.

postural types

If we spend long hours sitting in one position, we will stand in that position too. This can cause consistent overload to certain joints, leading to pain and stiffness.

Over time, this posture becomes fixed as our muscles and ligaments adapt to their habitual resting length and limit range of movement:  how we sit dictates how we stand and ultimately how we move.


The gradual buildup of joint and muscle stiffness affects our leisure and sporting activities too.

Sitting poorly causes your hips flexors to tighten restricting stride length and making running slower and more inefficient.

Sitting long hours in sustained poor postures at work causes certain muscles and joints to stiffen. This will affect yoga practice as the body will then “cheat” to achieve certain postures, leading to injury.

Sitting slumped causes your upper back to stiffen and your chest and neck muscles to tighten. this restricts overhead reach and can cause shoulder impingement.

Sitting slumped at work makes your mid-back stiff, reducing your golf swing and causing overload to your lower back and shoulder.

A build up of joint and muscle stiffness affects bending and lifting when gardening. With some joints restricted, others compensate by moving more. This adversely loads the joints and muscles causing pain and injury over time.

Sitting slumped compresses the stomach and diaphragm (main breathing muscle) adversely affecting digestion and breathing patterns.

the ephgrave chair

The moulded back cushion supports your spine in line with gravity. Joints are well-aligned and muscles can relax, so your body can move more easily.