About Kneeling Chairs
A kneeling chair places the user in a position where their thighs drop to an angle of between 60 and 70 degrees from vertical, while the shins take a little of the weight of the body, which becomes more evenly distributed, and the spine is kept in alignment. Most of your weight is still on the buttocks, not on your knees, so that if your knees have problems, you can still use this kind of chair.
The original kneeling chair in recent years was the Balans, created in 1979 in Norway. After this, this way of being seated became taken up in countries across the world as a way of reducing strain on the lower back. The pelvis is prevented from slumping backwards and muscles and joints are kept active so that overall posture improves. This helps to improve productivity and focus.
It?s possible to get kneeling chairs with castors able to turn in any direction with your bodyweight, or rollers that move backwards and forwards. If you need less movement, choose the latter. If you don?t like leaning back while sitting, go for a backless model. But for those who spend long hours at their desk, chairs with backrests may be the best bet.
Your choice of kneeling chair will also depend on how tall you are, how often you need to adjust the seat angle. For variety, try sitting with your feet on the floor instead of kneeling on the knee pads, which are typically made of high density or memory foam.