How to sit down on floors of  Japanese house There are several ways of sitting. 1.seiza(正座) Seiza is the most formal sitting style which is to sit on one's heels. The details are as follows; 1.Keel down onto the floor 2.Lower your buttocks onto the heels 3.Straighten your back so that it is directly above the heels 正座 2.Agura(胡坐) Agura is a style of meditation which is to sit with one's legs crossed. But it is difficult for the person whose hip joint is stiff. In fact, I'm not good at this sitting style. agura 3.Tatehiza(立膝) This is not a formal sitting style, but it is an easy way to sit. The style is to sit with one leg properly folded under one but the other impolitely drawn up. tatehiza 4.Yokosuwari(横坐) This is also not a formal sitting style, but for some people especially for women,it is an easy way to sit. The style is to sit with one's legs out to oneside. 横坐り 5.The most comfortable way  to sit down The most comfortable way  to sit down is to sit with one's legs stretch out using a legless chair. I like this style even if without a legless chair. zaisu   These pics were referred from  the internet .