Yogic Posture

In Korea, even emperors dine on the floor. The dining room at Gyeongbokgung is a fancy version of the Korean table. Many restaurants in Seoul are furnished with a low table covered with small bowls containing numerous side dishes, a plainer version of the emperor's dining room pictured above. Usually there are pillows on the floor. It makes for a cozy dining experience unless you are a six foot tall Western male with hip flexibility less than that of the average eighty year old Korean, in which case dining becomes an hour or two of torture trying to maintain a cross-legged pose.

1 comment:

mark said...

According to one legend, Cathtillian Thpanith is all lithpy because the King had a lisp and his royal court didn't want to be insulting by speaking more clearly than him. They all started speaking with a lisp. This lisp was adopted by the rest of the aristocracy, then the middle class, and finally it tricked down to the lowest classes.

Whereas, analogies can be useful instuments of theoretical analysis.

Whereas, there exists the aforementioned submission involving an other-abled monarch.

Whereas, the tables are very close to the ground in Korea.

The undersigned humbly submits the following query for your contemplation, with all implicit entailments and propositions therein, nonwithstanding self-evident trivialities such as plausibility and verifiablity...

Was the first Emperor of Korea a little person?