In the art of the catacombs they sit or recline in the ordinary attitude of banqueters.
Their opinion and practice will be best represented in the words of one of their early teachers (quoted by Gibbon, Decline and Fall, c. 63): "When thou art alone in thy cell shut thy door, and seat thyself in a corner; raise thy mind above all things vain and transitory; recline thy beard and chin on thy breast; turn thine eyes and thy thought towards the middle of thy belly, the region of the navel (6j4 aXos); and search the place of the heart, the seat of the soul.
The seat was able to recline in four different positions.
I have to say I think it's a shame it does n't recline.
Even if you don't spend hours at a time in them, it's still nice to have the added luxury of being able to recline.