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Office. The Little Things That Can Change The Experience
Using the Waff to Improve Posture, Engage the Core and Reduce Pain
The center of the Waff was designed to stabilize the spine. It's flat. The surrounding area of the Waff, when inflated by at least 1/3 allows and, indeed, demands mobility. When sitting on the Waff, the body must make constant minor corrections to maintain balance. These minute corrections keep the spine aligned and the brain active as it communicates these minor adjustments to the muscles.
The continuous mobility keeps the sacrum (base of spine) from getting “stuck.” The countless adjustments that are made while sitting not only keep the body from stiffening up, they improve posture, which is notoriously poor during computer work. Additionally, these continuous movements activate core muscles. The body also burns calories because of these constant micro-movements.
Sitting on the Waff sets the hips higher than the knees. This creates a pelvic tilt that leads to a physiological or 'normal' lordosis curvature of the spine, which reduces pain.
To alleviate low back pain, inflate the Waff by 1/3 (or less) and place it in the center of your chair. You can experiment to find most comfortable position while sitting on the Waff. It is not uncommon to inflate or deflate the Waff every few days, so pay attention to your internal sensations and adjust accordingly. If the Waff doesn't feel comfortable, try deflating it a bit. Or you might prefer having it behind your mid back one day instead of sitting on it.
To reduce neck and shoulder tension, inflate the Waff by 1/3 or more and place it between the upper and middle back (thoracic spine) and the back of your chair. This will allow the body to keep moving, little bits at a time, to keep stiffness from setting in. It also encourages correct posture.