Meditation Cushions

Yoga and Meditation Essentials

Yoga and Meditation

I love Meditation

When I started Meditating I was not really able to sit in a cross-legged position. A Meditation cushion helped me to adjust my body to be able to do so.

I now still use my cushion whenever I’m planning to Meditate for over 30 minutes. This helps me to stay comfortable!

Materials and filling. What to look for?

Most meditation cushions are filled with buckwheat or cotton. This will create enough stability and will also adjust itself to your body.

Usually any Meditation cushion filling is stuffed in an inner-cushion so it will never be able to spill out.

If you have very sensitive feet and/or knees, it could be a good investment to buy a Meditation cushion that comes with a mat, which will provide extra support.

Especially when you Meditate for a very long period of time a Meditation cushion or bench is well worth it!

Best height for your Meditation Cushion

Other then with the Meditation bench, a Meditation cushion is actually made to supprt a cross-legged position.

When you use a meditation cushion you don’t want to sit to high or you will be sitting in a forward angle. Your knees should be able to touch the ground.

The standard height of a Meditation cushion is 13cm and for most people this is a good height. Usually the more flexible you are the lower your cushion can be!

Look down below for more information on different types of Mediation cushions.

Yoga and Meditation

Different types of Cushions

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Zafu Meditation Cushion – Cotton & Buckwheat Hulls – by Beanproducts

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Zafu Meditation Cushion – Organic Cotton – by Beanproducts

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Zafu Meditation Cushion – Hemp – by Beanproducts

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Zafu + Zabuton Meditation Cushion Set – Hemp – by Beanproducts

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Lotus Zafu – by Barefoot Yoga

Zafu is made from 100% Cotton and filled with Buckwheat Hulls and is available in two beatiful color combinations. You can also add a cushion carry bag.

The lotus flower, a symbol for new beginnings and infinite potential, brings about transformation and renewal. The Lotus zafu cushions by Barefoot yoga are made from exceptionally soft 100% cotton twill fabric and filled with buckwheat hulls.

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Zabuton – by Barefoot yoga

A Zabuton is a sitting mat on which the zafu meditation cushion is placed – sort of like a lily pad. These cotton filled mats provide essential cushioning for the feet, ankles and legs to help you feel centered during your meditation. They have been used for everyday sitting in Asia for centuries.

100% Cotton

Filled with cotton-batting

Removable, washable, zippered cover. 

MADE IN THE USA

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Round Cotton Zafu Meditation Cushion – by Yogadirect

A traditional meditation cushion, their zafu is available as a round or crescent-shaped cushion with pleated sides. Each zafu has a sturdy handle sewn tightly on one side. These cushions are available in 6 different colors.

They’re stuffed with 100% natural cotton. The filling is densely packed to provide a solid cushion, and yet is soft enough to be comfortable since the zafu is made with all natural fibers.

The outer cover is made of your choice of luxurious silk or a sturdy 100% twill cotton. The zafus have a smaller zippered opening, neatly hidden between pleats to adjust the density of cotton badding. You can also adjust the amount of stuffing in each zafu, thus changing the height and the firmness.

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Round Embroidered Cotton Meditation Zafu – by Yogadirect

A traditional meditation cushion, their zafu is available as a round or crescent-shaped cushion with pleated sides. Each zafu has a sturdy handle sewn tightly on one side. These cushions have a nice print on top.

They’re stuffed with 100% natural cotton. The filling is densely packed to provide a solid cushion, and yet is soft enough to be comfortable since the zafu is made with all natural fibers.

The outer cover is made of your choice of luxurious silk or a sturdy 100% twill cotton. The zafus have a smaller zippered opening, neatly hidden between pleats to adjust the density of cotton badding. You can also adjust the amount of stuffing in each zafu, thus changing the height and the firmness.

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Round Silk Zafu Meditation Cushion – by Yogadirect

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100% Cotton Zabuton Meditation Cushion – by Yogadirect

This zabuton is filled with a generous three inches of natural cotton stuffing. The cotton is packed densely enough to provide solid support, and yet is soft enough to provide great comfort. The outer cover is made of a sturdy, 100% twill cotton. The cover features a zipper along one length so that it can be easily removed and washed.

Zabutons are rectangular cushions often used under a zafu cushion to provide comfort and support to assist you in your sitting practice. Zabutons are also very versatile yoga props, and can be used as a shoulder stand pad or as a bolster when folded in half.

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