Stand beside the chair, lift one leg over the chair, from the back, to the other side of the chair and sit down. To get up, move your feet slightly forward and stand up. This way the chair remains behind you.
Raise the seat
Start by raising the seat up too high, so that your feet do not reach the floor. Then lower the chair slowly until your feet are firmly on the floor. There should now about a 135 degree angle in the knees, and between the thighs and the upper body.
Why? The wide hip angle allows the pelvis to tilt forward and maintain the natural curve in the lower back. If you sit too low, your feet will drift to the front of your body, rather than to the side of your body, and this often results in a slouched posture and rounding of the back.
Sit toward the back of the saddle
When sitting your buttocks should be at the back edge of the chair.
Why? If you sit too far in the front, the edges of the middle gap press the inner thighs and genital area. In the right position the sitting bones are on the softest place on the seat where the padding is the thickest.
Keep your feet to the sides
Riding-like sitting is aiming at the same position as when we are standing: when looked at from the side the shoulder, pelvis and heel are on the same line.
Why? If the feet are in the front, the back is often rounded into a wrong position. Moving the feet to the sides makes the pelvis tilt forward, enabling the natural curve in the lower back and straightening the whole back.
Adjust seat width
Adjust the width of the seat so that it suits you. This feature is available with the Salli SwingFit and Salli MultiAdjuster. Keep the center gap opened as wide as possible for greatest comfort. Men especially should make sure that the seat parts do not narrow during the day.
Salli makes it easy to keep moving. You can easily scoot around your work area by pushing sideways with the one foot and pulling with the other. Take full advantage of the swing mechanism if you have a Salli Swing or Salli SwingFit. Roll around in the chair to fetch things. When you perch up high in a saddle, it’s easy to get up and walk while talking on the phone or do some work while standing.