Rocking Chair / April 28, 2018 / Jodie Gilmore
The joys of a rocking chair are many, quiet joys though they are. As technology continues its constant onward march, some people still remember the peace and simplicity that comes with making a rocker a part of every day life. Some might think rockers are only for old people, but in truth, anyone who sits can gain some benefit from using this type of chair. That's because rockers are all about motion- not the crazy motion of long distance travel or freaky dancing, but something much more subtle, a gentle back and forth that may seem unremarkable to the naked eye. In truth, however, these motions can have a rather profound physical and psychological impact on us as humans. Sitting for long periods in one spot is likely to make our bodies stiff and our minds a little crazy, but sitting in a rocker keeps us engaged and our bodies are constantly moving, constantly adjusting. The fact that these movements and adjustments are slow does not really matter, because we repeat the movement so much. But sit in a rocker for an hour and sit in a normal chair for an hour- I bet you will come off the rocker feeling refreshed and rested, while your body might revolt before the hour is up if you're sitting in the regular chair.
The styles differ in slates as well whether you find the horizontal slat to be more comfortable than the vertical slate. The width of the slates also differs from a wider slate to the slate that is closer together. Comfort will determine the slate choice and is personal. Whether it is your patio that needs the furniture or your front porch the styles exists for both. The front porch is often more intimate requiring the loveseat rocking chair or glider while the patio may need an individual seat with a table to place your drinks on.
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