I usually play with the violin a little above horizontal i.e. the scroll higher than the bridge. My music stand is adjusted accordingly.
The issue is that I can get a backache in a short time. If I simply lower the violin I increase those awkward (but rare!) situations where the violin might "pop" out of position. Also, the lower violin can sometimes block my view of the music.
I usually sit on a stool similar to a rotating piano stool.
I have noticed more than one orchestra performer sitting on folding chairs with the right knee within a few inches of the floor(?) Often the first violin!
Is there anything to learn here about posture/position or just keep experimenting?
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