The posture in meditation is simple. The first thing to know in starting
meditation is that the
Best Meditation Posture allows you
to relax and breathe freely. The
choices for beginning meditation are actually simple. It all comes down to
a question of height and flexibility. First of all Height: what, for you,
is the right distance between your bottom and the floor? The Goal: you are
high enough off the
so your thighs angle downward from your hips.
When they do, your back can be straight without straining.
Cross Legged Meditation Pose
is like a meditation chair, just lower. The rectangular meditation cushion
(a firm foam block in a beautiful fabric cover) is known as the
(we invented it). The Gomden is high enough to support a simple
cross-legged meditation posture. The
from Zen works when you are comfortable with your knees lower or flat on
the meditation mat. And yes, there is another option here. Kapok stuffing
for the Zafu starts firm, but will break in over time.
Buckwheat Zafu has hulls
that are even firmer than kapok, but can be shaped immediately to fit your
The Seiza Bench (Zen Kneeling Bench)
OK, there’s a another twist, if you can't sit in cross legged meditation because your hips or knees just don’t like it when
your legs are crossed, then consider a
from the Zen tradition. We also make the
Seiza Bench Plus
, for someone who is comfortable kneeling, but wants more height. Seiza Bench Sets include a 2.5" Cotton Zabuton Mat to cushion the knees.
Meditation Cushion Sets
And please, do consider a
. This is the Meditation Mat that goes on the floor under the meditation
cushions described above. Depending on how you sit, it will cushion your
knees, ankles or both. You will save when you buy your Zabuton Mat in our specially priced
Meditation Cushion or Meditation Bench Sets (
). Note: our Cushion Sets are also sold with an extra cotton meditation pillow (
firm meditation cushion is available to give you
additional height in your meditation posture. If you still
think choices are a good thing, then you may be happy to consider that all
of our cushions are now available in a range of Eco friendly fabrics. Just select the swatches with the ECO icons. There is an additional charge for ECO fabrics when you order a meditation cushion set.
Our Meditation Posture Tip - Reviewed
We said this was simple. It is, really. Remember, the question is:
how high do you need to be for your knees to rest comfortably below
Once you answer that, you will be in a position to make the right choice.
If you want see what we are talking about, check out our
Still not sure? Call us (M-F, 800-331-7751) to talk to someone who has sat
on all the cushions and benches we (make and) sell. Or if you prefer, send
an email to
email@example.com. Put Cushion Question in the subject line. Thank you for
visiting our site. Since 1976, Samadhi Cushions has been genuinely
interested in helping people find the best sitting meditation solution.