article about the importance of finding the right position while we play as to avoid discomfort.
It got me thinking because for most musicians focused on playing with the right position, discomfort still sets in after a few hours. I wonder if instead of one right posture, the right position isn't actually any that you change regularly.
Many people believe that it's only if you have the wrong posture that you will eventually be in pain, but how many of us do not ever feel pain when playing hours and hours a day?
Maybe after every hour we play we actually need to dramatically change our position. No pianist will ever admit to it, but I know many who spend part of their practice playing with crossed legs, or with their legs in a lotus, or with their legs extended under the piano, or the regular position.
Maybe I am very far from the right answer, but looking and trying different options has to be part of the process to finding what truly works.
I understand why the concept of sitting in one right position sounds like the correct answer, but until I meet many musicians who used to be in pain and are not anymore because of that technique, I won't be convinced.
Picture from http://www.barnard.edu/bc1968/exhibit.html