Sitting Cross-Legged Harms Your Knees?

I have always been sitting cross-legged, I can sit for long hours because this is always been my habit. I am always comfortable in this position. I also appreciate the Japanese way of sitting. I believe Your legs become stronger by either sitting cross legged or the Japanese way (Vajrasan)

However recently I came to know that sitting cross-legged is bad for knees. It also causes trouble of Varicose Veins. Is it right? If yes, then what is correct posture of sitting anyway?


  • Kaustubh Katdare
    Kaustubh Katdare
    Sitting in any position for extended period of time would isn't recommended. It's always advisable to take a minute or two minute break after every 20 minutes if you must work for longer hours. Especially in the IT jobs; people suffer from back pain because of incorrect posture and complete ignorance of exercise.

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