Don't Slouch! Sit Straight!
Akhand Gyan - English|October 2019
Don't Slouch! Sit Straight!
A bent spine is the enemy of Self-realisation. Any twist in the spine reduces the speed of flow of energy into the higher centers.

Dear meditators! Any guesses, what impact can a hunched back have on you? From the bagful of risks or harms, here are listed some that we invite for ourselves by sitting in a droopy posture.


A study was conducted by a group of psychologists in Germany at University of Hildesheim and the Ruhr-University Bochum on 30 psychopath patients. These patients were suffering from severe depressive disorders. During the experiment, the subjects were made to sit comfortably on a chair in front of a computer screen. Then, 16 positive and 16 negative words were flashed on the screen and patients were asked to visualise those words with similar incidents in their mind. During the entire course, some participants were left undisturbed and were given the freedom to sit in a posture of their choice. Most of them were found slouching. However, the others were made to sit with their back straight. After the end of this round, the subjects were asked to recall the maximum number of positive and negative words they saw on the screen. On the basis of their answers, the psychologists made a striking observation. They found that the subjects with a slouched back had an inclination towards recalling more negative words. On the contrary, those with straight backs remembered maximum positive words.

Observation #1: A slouched back makes us more negatively-inclined. Or, in other words, a slouched back depletes us of our positive energy.


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October 2019