Hi all. I’m a long-time lurker on the SD, so I figure my grand entrance should be with the most ridiculous question ever. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been able to sit in this particular position. My calves are bent around to the outer sides of my thighs, my feet flexed and pointing outward. It’s actually very comfortable for me… I just plop down on my knees and my legs naturally unfold to each side. I’m 29 and doing this hasn’t grown any more difficult than it was when I was 5.
Most people who see me do this think they can do it too… it doesn’t look particularly difficult… but when they actually try it, they find themselves struggling to actually lower their butt to the ground. I never realized this was odd until recently. I’ve never thought myself to be “double-jointed” nor do I think I have a freakish amount of flexibility… or any amount of flexibility that is above average for that matter. My mom can’t seem to do it either, in fact she’s always argued with me that I’m going to somehow hurt myself doing it (I don’t know how)
Is there a name for this pose? Why am I able to do it while other people can’t?