Visual artist and videographer Scott Wilson isn't a Soul Seat owner (yet), but he is a fan and has helped us "Beta test" a number of our models. I'm sharing this conversation with him because his story demonstrates the principles behind the Soul Seat design. In another post I've commented that the only true competition for the Soul Seat is the floor. Scott is a living example of that truth. Scott represents what can be accomplished when the principles behind the Soul Seat design are implemented in your life. We designed the Soul Seat in order to bring the benefits of floor and active sitting up to desktop height. After being exposed to the Soul Seat principles, Scott took these ideas to heart and applied them to his life, taking his body to the floor.
Pack :How did we first meet?
Scott: I first met you when I came to Orr St Studios. I had decided to get out of my basement with my artwork, and see how that works. I had worked from home for four years after retiring from Verizon, I’d been there 22 years. It was at that point, if you remember, that I was in so much pain.
Pack : Physical pain?
Physical. I was limping. Especially my knees and ankles. Particularly my right side. And had been for, oh I don’t know, six or seven years.
What do you attribute it to?
Well, I’m a runner, and I would go through periods of good running, and poor stretching, and it would catch up with me. It was kind of cyclical. Then it became so chronic that I was eating a lot of ibuprophen, doing a lot of icing. As a result I wasn’t getting any quality workouts done. During that whole period I would wake up and wonder, “did I tweak something?” And it’s not just that you can’t run. You can’t walk. You limp. My wife Laura would say, “I’m so tired of watching you limp all the time!” I didn’t know any better, I’d say, “Well I’m stretching, I’m doin’ everything I’m...