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What does sitting, more precisely “active sitting,” have to do with the Feldenkrais-Method®?

In the Feldenkrais-Method®, movement is used as a vehicle to create more awareness. We do this through the process of exploration. Moshe Feldenkrais, the founder of the Method, has created many lessons that help us explore our sitting habits and create new possibilities and choices; the dynamic aspects of sitting were very important to him. “As long as we consider the standing and sitting postures as static conditions, it is difficult to describe them in a way that might lead to improvement. If this is what we seek, we must examine their dynamic aspect” (MF, ATM, pp. 73-74). The term “Acuture” (Action & Posture) was coined by Moshe Feldenkrais to describe this dynamic process.

The QOR360 was designed with the help of Feldenkrais practitioners and trainers specifically to allow users to experience “acuture” while sitting in a chair. The guiding principle was to develop a chair that can tip in any direction from a center of rotation that was placed as close as possible to the sitter’s center of gravity. The result is effortless, equal movement in all directions. This design imperative led Dr. Turner Osler to develop a novel geometric solid so unique that it is patented. Technically an eccentric bicylinder, this “Red Rocker” is the mechanism used in all the chairs.

As Feldenkrais practitioners, we want to improve the lives of the people we work with. We want to empower people to solve their own problems and find their own answers. In my experience, QOR360 chairs can help us in this process, and it does so in a way that is engaging, pleasurable, and fun.

Uwe Mester, Feldenkrais Method Instructor

Uwe Mester

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®

Be sure to check out Uwe’s four-part video series, “Sitting Effortlessly.”

There are many reasons to switch to a QOR360 chair. Here are three.

MD Designed

With decades of experience as a physician and researcher, Dr. Osler’s quest for a healthier way to sit led him to develop a better chair.

Built for Movement

Staying active is staying healthy. Stay in motion and reduce negative health effects caused by prolonged periods of static sitting.

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Enjoy a 60 day trial period to fully experience our chairs. If active sitting isn’t for you, just send us back the chair for a full refund – completely hassle-free.

larry goldfarb feldenkrais instructor

“Uwe and Turner mechanically optimized the surface you’re sitting on so that once you’ve found your “seat,” the sweet spot for placing your pelvis, you begin to balance, actively, ongoingly, and, after a while, unwittingly around that balance point, the place where your spine is supported, long, and movable.”

Larry Goldfarb

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®
yvan joly feldenkrais instructor

“What is the future of chairs: sitting on moving chairs, moving on fixed chairs, sitting down and up with awareness?

Dr. Osler brings to these questions his long experience of medicine, outcome research, statistics, and creative design. Sit Better, his “small” book on the future of sitting is a vade mecum for anyone intending to survive in a culture of chairs.”

Yvan Joly

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®
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Cynthia Allen chats with Dr. Turner Osler, retired trauma surgeon, epidemiologist, and inventor of the QOR360 chair to talk about the importance of seeing sitting as a dynamic exercise.

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Cynthia Allen

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®

Feldenkrais Teaching Resource

Help students experience their pelvis, spinal side bending, extension, flexion, and more through active sitting.

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Maybe it's time to think differently about what you are sitting on for hours every day.

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QOR360 ariel active chair in black performance leather



Using our patented mechanism we call RedRocker™ Technology, QOR360 chairs move effortlessly in all directions, allowing you to stay in motion.

We want to help you

sit better.

Once you have your QOR360 chair, schedule a free postural consultation with our in-house spine expert, Uwe Mester. Uwe has helped people find pain-free sitting for over a decade. His thoughtful approach has helped thousands of people.

Watch how QOR360 sitters experiment with movement and posture.

We are onto something...

Boston Globe

It’s a different kind of chair, invented by a former surgeon.

Former surgeon Turner Osler is trying to save the world from the traditional chair by creating a design that includes a rocking seat that feels more like walking than sitting. -Billy Baker


Your Office Chair Is Hurting You

But also, forget standing desks. Try ‘active sitting,’ according to a trauma surgeon who wants to cure sitting disease. -Ashley Abramson


Goodbye, Back Pain? This Office Chair Was Designed by a Trauma Surgeon

For decades, American workers have tried trendy office chairs hoping to alleviate the agony of sitting. Is the new ‘Active Stool’ the one? -Magdalena Puniewska

From the moment I sat in it, they couldn't get me out.

Seth Laffal, Senior Systems Lead for Burton was trapped in his “ergonomic” office chair. Hear what he has to say about his experience switching to our Ariel chair.

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Seth Laffal

Sr. Systems Lead, Burton

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Meet Dr. Turner Osler

Turner is the CEO and Founder of QOR360. Dr. Osler is an academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist who has published over 300 peer-reviewed medical papers and book chapters. As a physician who’s suffered from a tyranny of conventional chairs for most of his life, Dr. Osler’s quest for a healthier way to sit led him to develop The Eccentric Bicylinder, a shape that is central to QOR360’s ergonomic, healthy, and active seating products.

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