For cellists experimenting with some of the "New Directions" ideas, there is a cheap Contour Seat Cushion available for $19.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling.
The seat is a wedge of foam, tapering from 3"in the rear to about 3/4" in the front. It also comes with a separate lumbar support back cushion and a sleazy seat cover. The seat its self is a good way to try out the seated body alignment described by Sazer in his book. The cushion is very light and can easily be carried wherever you play.
The cushion can be ordered by calling 1-800-950-0230.
P.S. Some consider the above product to be too soft because it is made of foam rubber. Refer to the "Judy Johnson's Seat Cushions" link on the ICS Cello Products page for an alternative, and see below:
Judy Johnson's Seat Cushions
Tapered cushions for healthful seating are now available. They are
constructed out of firm material, with just one inch of foam on the top for
comfort. Upholstered with sturdy fabric, each has a handy carrying handle
and is light and durable. When properly used these cushions provide the same
support for your back when you sit as when you stand. They can be ordered in
a variety of sizes:
Medium = 1 inch larger than small;
Large = two inches larger than small;
For larger sizes indicate: Large plus 1 inch, Large plus 2 inches, etc.
To order call: Judy Johnson, (714) 832-6769
Victor Sazer has more information about healthful seating.
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