Are rockers only for old people?

Are you old enough to rock?


Galen Cranz,  professor of architecture at The University of California, Berkeley, tells us that rocking chairs provide one of the most active ways of sitting.  In her book “The Chair”  she explains that their chief virtue is the fact that “they move the ankle, knees, and hip sockets directly, and the head-neck joint and the entire spine only slightly less directly.  In addition, rockers usually offer appropriate support to the shoulder, neck and head because they often have high backs.  Seat height does not go up and down so much as it pivots around an invisible axis, part of how rockers allow for internal adjustments kinesthetically.”

Rockers were introduced in 1774 and were the most comfortable chairs of their time and they still are.  Everyone should own and use one.