You already know how beneficial meditating can be. Meditation chairs are designed to put your body into the best position to meditate. In our fast paced world, meditation promotes a sense of relaxation and body mind awareness to help you feeling more well rounded. The health benefits are undeniable aiding as a mood lifter and promoting a balanced lifestyle.
Why a meditation chair?
There are many different types of meditation seats. Cushions, chairs, and specialized foam all serve their own purpose depending on which position you are trying to achieve. The human body naturally forms to its environment. Meditation chairs and pads are designed to support your body and promote postures that will help in alignment and your meditate.
Without having to use muscles or think about your posture, these chairs allow to focus on your inner peace. They encourage optimal body alignment to keep your spine straight giving you ease to meditate longer. These meditation seats are also stylish and make your living room or office look great.
What should I look for in a meditation chair?
These products range in shapes, sizes, weight, and purpose. Some meditation seats are cushions that are ultra portable. This allows you to take your meditation wherever you go. Other meditation chairs with back support may sacrifice lightweight portability but more than make up for it in comfort. Others put your feet in the right position while supporting your body just right to allow for optimal posture and alignment.
Weigh all of these details to determine the best one for you. It is important to think about what position you are going to try to achieve. Some people buy a couple different kinds and sizes. This allows them to have one at home and one in the car, ready for any situation.
I have one, now what?
There are many things you can do with your meditation chair. The most obvious way to use the chair is as it’s intended. You can get into the best position to achieve your silent mind. This could mean a cross legged position or a more complex one. Take it to the park on a sunny day and relax with it. It is an amazing thing to be completely zen with people rushing around you. It will give you another perspective.
Taking it to work can also make your day better. Have a quick fifteen minute break? Just enough time to center yourself. You will find many more uses as well. Encourage great posture and alignment by using yours sitting in front of the television or incorporate into your yoga routine for even more positions.
Meditation Chair Reviews
Below are reviews of four different meditation chairs at different price points. All are decent chairs but they are each quite different.
Measurements: 11.5” H x 32.5” W x 26” D
Weight: 15 lbs
This meditation floor chair puts your body in the correct position. It’s indents are places for your feet. You sit cross-legged with your thighs resting on the padding while your feet rest comfortably below. This configuration puts your body and spine in perfect harmony. This meditation floor chair is a good addition for your home living room. Weighing in at 15 lbs, this handy seat isn’t the most portable chair, but will be great for use around your home or office.
- Lightweight design
- Made with 100% vegan materials
- Many different fabrics and colors
- High quality material
- Firm polyurethane foam
- Only allows for limited positions
Measurements: 17” H x 14.5” W x 19” D
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Simple doesn’t mean bad, especially with this favorite. This meditation floor chair has a full back rest encouraging you to sit upright. It crafts a handmade design using only quality materials. The firm padding will allow you to be in a cross-legged position. A soft cushion allows you to focus on getting into the right frame of mind. It has a rigid frame which makes it not the easiest chair to bring with you. With a cleverly manufactured arch in the back this legless chair provides excellent lumbar support and is sure to amaze you with its performance.
- High quality material
- Very well made
- Many fabrics to choose from
- Excellent lumbar support
- Limited number of positions
- Large frame isn't that portable
Measurements: 4” H x 21” W x 26” D
Weight: 4 lbs
This meditation chair is a very comfortable row of foam. It can be transformed into different configurations moving with you in your different poses. Fold the rows into a pad for cross legged relaxation; bend the rows into a triangle for an extended bent position.
This cushion is a very versatile meditation chair and provides excellent cushion no matter what you are doing. Being so lightweight and having the ability to roll small leaves it as an excellent option for traveling with you. Days at the beach or park are made even more relaxing with this meditation cushion.
- Ultra light weight
- Easy to clean
- 100% organic
- Relatively firm design
- Takes time to learn the configurations
- More of a cushion than a chair compared to other options
Measurements: 9” H x 22” W x 24” D
Weight: 11.5 lbs
This complex meditation chair has a lot going for it. Packed with features including removable backs, lumbar support and floor pad it is a very versatile meditation device. It has everything you need to get into a free mind frame. This meditation chair with back support has been designed by a yoga teacher and Osho meditation facilitator. He has used his experience to design a chair that will fit anyone under 6’ 2”.
This chair is not just one pad but is modular and can be taken apart and used as many pieces. Have a long day at work? Take the sitting pad and pack rest with you. This will make your chair more comfortable and remind you to focus on your posture. Sitting in front of the television after a long day? Use the chair instead of the couch. It will keep in you an upright position while keeping you comfortable.
- Very versatile
- Heavy duty 40D foam
- Very comfortable
- Removable parts great for any posture
- Large, so less portable than other options
- Set up time longer than other options
- Not recommended for people over 6 feet 2 inches tall
Meditation chairs come in all shapes and sizes but have one goal in mind: to put your body in a comfortable position. This will allow you to meditate comfortably. Each one of these chairs has different features and advantages. The combination of materials and function make all of these a good buy.
We love them all, but our favorite is the the Friends of Meditation chair. While still having a lightweight design, its versatility is really what won our heart. The ability to add and subtract cushions to this chair allows you to feel like it was made just for you. It is almost impossible to meditate when you and uncomfortable and this impressive 4D foam design is sure to leave your body thanking you.
To improve your practice further, check out all our recommended meditation accessories. Love meditating with a meditation chair? Leave a comment below letting us know what you think in the comment section below.