Travels & Other Escapades

Assembling a Chair – A Yoga Blog

June 15, 2021

A Gift is Always Welcome

It’s always great to receive presents. My husband gave me a desk a couple of months ago to put at this beautiful window we have in our bedroom. As I type this out I can hear the birds chirping. At least one of the birds is a nightingale! Outside the window are trees of various kinds.

What I was missing though was a comfortable chair to go along with the desk. For months I’ve been using an Iyengar Chair, so when my friend Medha said she wanted to give me a chair I gladly accepted.

Yoga & Chair Assembly

The chair is an Astrix gaming chair and super comfortable. While my husband assembled the chair I couldn’t help but notice that humans have an unconscious tendency to sit in postures resembling yogasasanas. I was inspired now just like I was with my Freddy Mercury blog and promptly started taking photos.

This is how the chair came to us. We took an inventory of the screws and other bits that

He started with assembling the wheels:

Reminds me a bit of Baddhakonasana.

Carefully reading the manual to make sure we don’t make any mistakes:

Sort of like Janu Sirsasana.

The backrest is comfortable and sturdy.


Making sure we don’t miss a screw.


Putting the armrests together.


Ensuring the wheels fit.


Always happy about building things. 🙂


What do you think? Do you also find yourself seeing what you love everywhere?


  • Reply Sowmya June 16, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Cute. Enjoy the chair ans sit properly.

  • Reply Susanne June 16, 2021 at 10:01 am

    TYes, I see a lot and also use a lot of asanas during the day. Like Tadasana during dish washing and cooking – settling both feet firmly on the floor – heels a bit wider than toes… and Vrksasana during Teeth brushing :-))
    Actually what I see in your second image looks a lot mor like Janu Sirsasana than Paschimottanasana… never mind ;-))
    Your husband is the sweetest gem and already nearly as stretchy as you are… ;-))

    • Reply Pragya Bhatt June 16, 2021 at 10:13 am

      Thank you for reading the blog. You are right about the Janu Sirsasana. I’ve just made the change. Thank you for pointing it out to me! Hope to see you soon.

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