I think the recline of the chair industry is very good for indies. This way, indies can sit back in their chair drinking cans of soda while programming procedurally generated 2D fractal worlds and physics engines. In addition, reclining chairs help back problems (for example, if an indie videogame developer is "stroking his meat" and his roommate/parent/sister/cleaning lady/dog comes back too early, he can attempt to hide it based on the angle of reclination). An independent videogame developer can also assert his independence in a reclining chair, choosing to lean back as far as he wants depending on how he feels; he is not restricted by the Chair Mafia that rule over the regular chair industry with an iron fist.
However, a major concern when using a recline chair is that you should not place this chair too close to a window. Bobby Kotick's hitmen are everywhere, just waiting for the opportunity to hold independent developers hostage and turn them into dependent ones, and if you recline too far back you may open an opportunity for one of Kotick's snipers to aim at you. You may then recieve a phone call that gives you an "offer you can't refuse;" make games for Bobby Kotick (who will also be your lead designer and creative manager), or die by his snipers.
Even if you are put in such a situation, do not fear; the real question is, do you have a sniper rifle too? If so, you can put the chair in a nearby tree to throw Kotick's snipers off. Many indie developers are probably not rich enough to own homes and must work from trees stealing wi-fi from their neighbors and taking showers in nearby ponds using frog sweat as soap, so they won't think twice before shooting the chair in the tree full of bullets thinking you're there working on your latest 8-bit neo-existentialist postmodern 2D platformer masterpiece. However, in the meantime you will be able to figure out the snipers' positions from the angle by which their bullets hit the chair, and take them all out by yourself from a safe vantage point, perhaps in another tree or even inside a treehouse.
So, in conclusion, my analysis says that the benefits far outweigh the costs. Go for it!