Meditation cushions are used by many to enhance the meditation experience! Investing in a quality meditation cushion creates a comfortable and relaxing session.Meditation cushions come in many sizes, shapes and colors. Here are some guidelines for choosing a cushion that is right for you.
The Shape of the Meditation Cushion
There are two main shapes: round and crescent. They come in different heights and widths. The main difference is the crescent shape is lighter and more compact. Easier for travel. Look for a cushion that is 6 to 7 inches tall and approx 14 inches across. Choose a shape that you are comfortable with.
Recommended Meditation Cushion
There is a cushion that we recommend and it’s the Zabuton. This cushion is a traditional Japanese floor cushion. The Zabuton is approximately three inches thick.
The drawback is that it doesn’t provide as good of back support as the round or crescent shapes. We suggest using the Zabuton with a round cushion.
Meditation Cushion Materials
When looking for a meditation cushion check to see what the cushion is filled with. Look for quality materials such as buck wheat hulls or 100% cotton twill. You will find that a filling like buck wheat hulls will mold to your body and support your lower back. Buck wheat is soft and comfortable and will allow you to meditate for a longer period of time.
There are many cushions to choose from! You may try a couple of different ones to find one that fits your needs. Comfort being key!
We have chosen a couple of our favorites to get you started!
Round Zafu Meditation Cushion with Buckwheat Hulls
Sturdy, heavy cotton twill cover with handle.
Cover can be removed for easy washing 15 diameter by 6 tall.
YogaAccessories (TM) Cotton Zabuton Meditation Cushion
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 shoulderstand pad or as a bolster when folded in half.
Sturdy, heavy cotton twill cover
36 long by 28 wide by 3 tall