CAN YOU DO ASIAN SQUAT?

WHAT IS THE ASIAN SQUAT AND WHY IS IT THE BEST WAY TO SIT? – FUNG BROS.

 

While they’re waiting for the bus, drinking coffee at the park, playing chess or eating, it’s very common to see Asiatic people practice the Asian Squat. For those of you who don’t know, the Asian squat is when you have both feet on the ground, butt touching ankles and knees spread wide. A  majority of non-Asians can’t do this position. A 2009 study in Japan found that people who found it impossible to deep squat had particularly inflexible ankles. Some others say that is easier for Asians people because they have shorter legs than western people. Maybe is it because it’s only the best position to eat rice?

None of these nonsenses are right. Asians peoples are not more anatomically predisposes to do squats than others. The only reason most of the non-Asian people can’t do it is that Asians learn to squat during their childhood and continue to do it all their life. Squatting is comfortable, convenient and also healthy. It improves digestion, push some muscles to works more, and this position is good for the back. The Asian squat is better than sitting on a chair because the center of gravity is over the feet and the belly button and not over the knees. Don’t worry if you can’t, and continue to practice. Everybody can do Asian squat!

 

 

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