May 2, 2012 - 11:20am | 2 posts
Using a Laptop (in lap?) without strain
After taking one of the classes I am still having trouble using a laptop while stretchsitting without strain. All day I use a laptop placed in my lap with a monitor sitting at eye-level on a table in front of me. As a chair I am using a standard folding chair with the stretchsit cushion attached. It seems like the laptop is too low in my lap and forces me to hunch after a while, even after resetting my shoulders / using the cushion to anchor my back.
Do you recommend I avoid putting it in my lap at all and place it on a low desk? But then, the monitor would be too low unless I somehow raised it. Perhaps that is the only option. I have tried putting a pillow in my lap to raise the laptop a bit and give my shoulders less strain, but over time the pillow shifts or slips and I end up tightening the muscles in my legs to control it, which ends up about as bad as not having a pillow.