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How to Choose a Meditation Cushion

Written by Myles Nystrom and updated on December 20, 2016
Meditation Cushions

Finding inner peace is important. Whether you are practicing in an effort to clear your cluttered mind, gain perspective or as a way to learn more about yourself, meditating is sure to help anchor you.

Whether you practice for 5 minutes or are working towards a deeper state it is important that you are comfortable so that your practice remains undisturbed. Anyone who has spent time meditating is all too familiar with leg cramps.

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Those who want an organic cushion, color variety

Portability, Travel

Small, light option

2-piece set for covering more area

Sitting cross legged for long periods of time can be hard on your body. Meditating with a knee cushion or other meditation cushions will help focus on alignment and protect you from cold and hard floors.

Finding the best meditation cushions are sure to help you achieve the perfect position. Different levels of height, weight, and firmness also go a long way to create the right posture.

Why use a meditation cushion?

Meditation is something that can benefit everyone. Worrying about your feet that have fallen asleep or focusing on keeping your posture just right will inhibit you from achieving a truly deep state.

Getting into a deep meditative state on a cold and hard floor is difficult. When you add worrying about aligning your spine in the proper way you are sure to struggle to clear your mind.

Using a cushion will help your aching knees or back and help you to focus for longer. The best knee pillow will be small and compact and can be great for use no matter where you go. Bring it to the park, to work, or even try using it when playing with kids.

What to look for in a meditation cushion

There are many shapes and sizes of meditation cushions. The most popular is a circle or crescent shape. When deciding on the best cushion for you it is important to consider what you will be using them for.

A yogi who is new to meditating may be just looking for light kneeling cushion that will provide a pelvic tilt. This will help to lengthen their spine but can also be incorporated into their yoga routine.

A more advanced meditator will likely be looking for a meditation pillow with more support than can be used for longer practices. It is important to consider your personal needs.

Having a versatile cushion will go a long way in helping to achieve serenity.

Cushion

Best for...

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Those who want an organic cushion, color variety

Portability, Travel