An essential part of human life before the arrival of the chair. Regularly dropping down into the squat position helps keep your lower body supple and mobile. Stand with your feet a comfortable width apart. Toes should be pointing straight ahead or slightly out to the side. Descend into the squat by sitting back. Imagine a rope tied around your waist pulling you backwards. Keep your heels grounded and your knees tracking over your feet. Slowly descend as low as you can go. Gently rest your hands on the floor or between your legs and hold the squat position for time. Visualise pushing the floor away from you as you stand up tall again.