Equilibrium and support

The quarantine has altered our balance—individually and collectively. 

It's a day-to-day, figuring it out as we go. 

Working from home and schooling from home, has illuminated what the caring of ourselves and others, means to each of us. 

In this crisis, along with the heightened sense of concern, and not knowing, our sense of equilibrium is impacted. 

It is showing us new things about what it takes for us to stay or return to an "okay" place physically and emotionally.  

Normal has "left the house" (and the office). 

Have you ever been on more video meetings in your life?! The tech has zoomed us forward with new and lasting ways of relating. But, wow, it can wipe you out after a few hours.

Wild times, helpful tips

With work still to be done, have you found ways to sit or stand at your computer minus the ergonomic furniture of your office? Or are you feeling it from hunching over your laptop?

Who's not wishing for a new desk chair? Kitchen chairs are fine for dinner—not so much for all day at the laptop. 

Remember the “Sitting is the New Smoking” a few years back? And then, with standing desks, “Standing is the New Sitting” from standing all day?

That 90 degree sitting angle is rough on our bodies. So is standing for hours. Posture change helps. Alternating between sitting and standing.

I gave away my cushiony desk chair a few months ago because it aggravated my back and hips and have been sitting on a small kitchen stool. Not ideal but, it allows my hips and torso to move. I just purchased the Aeris Muvman sit-stand "active seating" stool. Fingers crossed it works well.

In an excellent article, author Cathryn Jakobson Ramin writes on this topic with Fully in Portland - What "Ergonomics" overlooked: You. She looks at how “ergonomic” mistakenly became synonymous with “healthy,” and why desk-bound workers are so susceptible to pain and chronic illness. 

Lull was designed with a deep understanding of the human body, ergonomics, and the impacts of work upon our posture and energy. Our product designer, David Ryan created many ergonomic furniture pieces over the years, including active seating perch chairs, and received an IDSA Gold Award for furniture for his LeanToo. 

Away from the desk

So, while ergonomics is all about boosting productivity by improving body positioning while working, we are about the opposite. Is there an equivalent word for the science of calm? Magazine racks display more publications on this topic than even about money. 

Lull is not furniture to work from. Rather, it is for taking a break from work on. 

A change-up to break the patterns of our body positioning from working at our computers is needed before these patterns become painful. A physical and mental reset so you feel better in your whole self.

Built to support the body in a gentle inversion position, Lull is a simple, calming, experiential way to ease the pull of gravity on our bodies. To both prevent and lessen pain and bring ease to the caring of ourselves. Especially helpful now during the stresses of our coronavirus times. And who knows, it may even help you feel more lively during your video meetings!

We want you feeling good—physically and emotionally.

To health,

Aimée Jacobson