We All Be Squatting More

I was recently on a vacation with a friend that involved a great deal of walking around a new city. During a moment of respite, I noticed she dropped into a deep squatting position, rather than plopping down on a nearby bench like I did. When I asked why she wasn’t sitting, she joked, I’m trying out the Slav squat.
The pervasive Squatting Slav or Slav Squat meme refers to images of Slavic-appearing men wearing tracksuits and hanging out together in a deep squatting position with their heels flat on the ground. Searches for this meme often direct people to the notion of the Asian Squat as well  a nod to the ubiquity of deep squats in many Asian cultures.

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