We are all becoming aware of the many benefits of meditation, but are we aware of the various benefits in getting specialized furniture for our meditation experience, in general?
So is there a reason in getting a meditation bench or cushion if you can do this particular practice from your bed?
Below we will discuss several reasons why it is beneficial to have a more supportive and nurturing seating element to elevate your experience in your meditation session.
Whether it’s comfortable cushions, a meditation seat, a lounge, or a bench design, some of these come in beautiful designs and colors and some even have adjustable positions to really make you really “feel in tune with it all.”
Did you know that any type of meditation is one of the best “healthy mind” practices you can pick up, as long as you are in a very comfortable position.
It contributes to your layer of comfort for your physical health, in terms of your health and wellbeing.
It provides a wide variety of benefits, such as a calmer mind, better attention and memory, more positive emotions and fewer negative ones, and a better health overall.
Meditation Cushion (16"x16"x5"), Large Velvet Meditation Pillow, Premium Yoga Pillow for Women and Men, Yoga Cushion, Meditation Pillows for Sitting on Floor, Buckwheat Meditation Cushions
- They claim to use high quality, made-to-last materials.
- Their meditation cushion set is the perfect yoga meditation cushion for yoga and meditation practitioners.
- Modeled after the traditional Japanese Zen meditation cushion, Florensis meditation cushion design is inspired by the mandala lotus flower.
In general, your meditation experience can be anywhere and in any situation, especially if you do it as a regular practice.
However, if you are serious about your health and wellbeing, you might want to get some supportive aids such as cushioned seats or some other elements of special furniture, not because it´s essential but because it will make the practice a lot easier for you and elevate your experience to a whole new level.
- Premium quality.
- Comfortable, stable and breathable.
- Hand made with natural plant materials.
- Perfect for your meditative hours.
- Zafu with practical carrying strap, floor mat can be rolled up for storage and transport.
- Dimension round Zafu seat pillow (Dia.xH): 16 x 16 x 8 inches;
Meditation Cushion Set: Round Zafu Pillow and Large Square Zabuton Mat for Floor Seating Eco-Friendly Organic and Natural, Kapok
For example, you could use a seat option, such as a cushion, seat, chair, or bench design.
Let’s Look At The Benefits Of Getting Specialized Furniture For Meditation, In General.
So is there a reason in getting a special bench or a cushion if you can do this practice from your bed?
Here a just a few reasons why.
Your new practice will represent a commitment to your health and wellbeing and you will actually enjoy doing it (which is a bonus.)
When we are starting a new habit, you know it’s so easy to give it up, before you even start it, if things begin to get difficult (and they always do when you are starting something new.)
So when we are starting out, we have a risk of dropping it before it becomes well-established. Things happen – we have a lot of work, we get sick, life gets in the way right and any other excuse will do?
But buying a special element of furniture allows you to show your commitment and provides another anchor for sticking with your new healthy habit.
It also allows you to remember how good you feel after your meditation each and every time you sit on this piece of furniture, as you will want to come back more often, cause of the enhanced relaxed feeling just melting away your stress each time.
All types of meditation practice, can be enhanced by specifically designed furniture the meditation session, especially if you prefer a cross- legged position for a longer period of time.
It also helps you take better care of your back and your body, on one hand, and on the other hand, it helps elevate the feeling of the practice itself.
It becomes more relaxing and a lot easier to immerse yourself totally in all types of meditation.
When you can create dedicated spaces in your home, it elevates the practice to a whole new level.
It becomes more a part of our lives, as we integrate this into our healthy mind body, daily routine.
A special seat or cushion or chair that can be placed within the home helps set up a sacred space for creating your own private spiritual sanctuary.
It helps with preventing physical aches and pain point problems when sitting in a certain position for a longer period.
Meditation seats allow you to avoid back problems, knee problems, and other health issues.
While these are not necessarily a consequence of the practice itself, they can occur if we practice it in positions that are not healthy for our bodies or we lack a comfortable place to do it on.
So, there are quite a few benefits to having specialized furniture, but which option is the best for you?
Let's examine the available products.
What can you find and use without spending in excess?
How are meditation cushions used?
A meditation cushion seat is a simple and classic option. It is simply a special type of cushion that is designed specifically for people who practice this regularly.
Indeed, this is the option that many schools of meditation use which allow the traditional “lotus” pose.
You can also sit or kneel on this cushion.
This cushion provides support for your lower back and allows you to maintain a certain posture easily, for your breath to flow in and out.
It’s so light and easy to move around, and also convenient, as it takes up only a very small space.
Cushions are traditional but also can come in some decorative colors. They are definitely better than meditating straight on the floor where your legs and feet can get sore cause of circulation problems.
But not all cushions work for everyone though.
Denser, heavier options tend to be better for beginners, as they provide a bit of a stronger support.
However, cushions might not be the option for people with back pain or those who feel discomfort upon using them.
So here we have provided you with some of the cushions that we have used over time, what we found seem to be supportive and are really great for smaller spaces, so if this is you, this might be the option, if you love being more on the floor than on a chair when practicing your meditation.
Adjustable Meditation Cushion (16"x16"x5"), Large Velvet Meditation Pillow, Premium Yoga Pillow for Women and Men, Yoga Cushion, Buckwheat Meditation Cushions, Adjustable Height
Material: Their buckwheat meditation cushion is filled by 100% buckwheat hull. Cover is removable and made of ultra soft velvet fabric.
Benefits: They say they use high quality, made-to-last materials with the best buckwheat hulls so the cushion will not flatten overtime and will stay comfortable and supportive for years to come. Their meditation cushion is designed to be used during your mediation or yoga practices.
Design: Modeled after the traditional Japanese Zen meditation cushion, Florensi’s adjustable meditation cushion comes with a removable cover that is machine washable.
They can come in a variety of colors and also see which style and price point you think is tailored for your needs here.
Meditation chairs are a more advanced option, but tend to work best for people who need more back support.
These are chairs with a particular shape and cushion.
They provide back support and allow the person, even a beginner, to hold the pose they choose for a long while without pain or discomfort.
These special lounge type chairs are more comfortable, but also tend to be a bit more expensive.
However, they are usually more apt for beginners, as well as older adults and individuals who want to take good care of their back and legs.
They look super stylish and comfortable, you could use this one for many different purposes, so that’s an extra benefit, but this one is tailored for longer time frame sitting positions, especially if you like sitting cross legged and helps with keeping your back upright for your meditation session.
Meditation Chair: Features a tall back for ergonomic support
Meditation Focused Design: Meditation cushion is designed to sit cross-legged for extended periods of time during meditation
Meditation Cushion: Sit longer and more comfortably on the generous seating area and extra-thick natural cotton cushion filled with sustainable kapok
Easy Care: Natural cotton cushion cover is removable and machine washable
Meditation Chair with Thick Natural Cotton Meditation Cushion Pillow, Sustainable Kapok Filling
Yes this chair is on the pricey side, but let’s face it, it’s no ordinary mediation chair/ lounge style, you could use this particular piece anywhere in the house, although you would want to make sure you set it up in a place where you actually DO “have time to yourself to meditate” as this is the reason for you buying the piece right?
You need to check this one out, it looks so… comfortable you could sit there for longer periods of time, where you can just imagine melting all that stress away in this meditational lounge chair?
So a meditation bench is a middle point between a bench and a chair.
It is a small bench, made of wood or plastic, that facilitates the kneeling position for your special practice.
It distributes the weight in a comfortable way, reduces the discomfort, and it can also promote a proper posture.
The bench seems a good option for more advanced meditators or people who struggle with the cushion due to back or knee pain.
Benches with a higher seat, might be a better option for some people with slight knee problems, but once again this all depends on the person’s health and joint issues, as this is something only you can select which option is the right one. It’s always good to double check on the reviews of any product before you make your purchase or you may want to even speak with your medical practitioner with suggestions they may have that could be more specific for your health/ joint issues.
Meditation Bench- Acacia wood
- Best for practioners up to 6′ 1″ in height.
- Handmade from sustainable acacia wood. Cushioned seat for comfort
- Rounded and angled pedestal legs that are SECURELY fastened. No ugly screws.
- THIS IS NOT FOLDABLE.
The bench, in terms of pricing, tends to be somewhere between the cushion and the chair, providing a good middle ground.
However, it can take a while to get used to and might not be comfortable for everyone, as it doesn’t really have the back support you might want?
So here is a bamboo floor seat chair with a bit of support for the back, to help you so sit more in an upright position for deep breathing purposes, and its low to the ground which some people prefer.
Small But Sturdy: The chair is The chair can bearing 220LB, Adult sit in it without any problem.
Portable and Multi Function: Small body, simply design and move freely.
Eco-Friendly Material: Whole chair is made of bamboo, Bamboo is the nature material. We use the high quality bamboo to make up furniture.
Bamboo Floor Seat Chair
Which option works best?
It depends on several factors.
First, consider your favorite pose, a pose for your time frame for your meditation practice itself, as this makes a huge difference to which seating element is the right one for you.
A cushion and a chair work best for a cross-legged position.
A cushion and a bench are better options if you prefer to kneel.
This is the first element to take into account.
The second thing to consider is your budget.
A meditation chair, for example, tends to have a higher cost.
If you are a beginner and not sure whether to invest a lot of money, a cushion or a bench would probably work better.
However, if you are in for the long haul, you might want to focus on quality over price and think about the versatility of the piece you will purchase.
The next element to consider is whether you have back issues or knees problems or are likely to develop them.
Meditation Chair Floor seating
A chair is the most comfortable spot that offers the most support for your back and body, while a bench can be a good option for a person with bad knees (when choosing one with a high seat).
Another issue that can be important is placing and decor within your environment.
Some homes can’t comfortably fit a chair or there might not be a quiet and peaceful place that is always available for meditation.
Portable options that can be folded and moved easily might work better in this situation.
Overall, meditation seats tend to be attractive and easily fit the decor of your house, as there is a wide variety of products, especially among cushions.
These products are designed for comfort and for facilitating a better spiritual practice and are usually quite appealing and varied.
You can always try and see what works for you and which seats allow you to be most comfortable.
Adjustable: Position the backrest of this floor seat in blue & beige to your liking for stability that promotes back support
Versatile: Whether you need a gaming chair, meditation seat, or floor cushion for your reading nook, these floor chairs for adults have many uses
Padded Floor Chair - Easy II Floor Seating for Adults w/Adjustable Backrest, Blue & Beige
Many people go without them with no trouble, but if you are serious about engaging in meditation and want it to become a regular practice, even a lifelong practice, it makes sense to turn it into something more comfortable and special for you.
And also if you are more comfortable in a particular space with a piece of furniture you tend to use it more as well, then this may become your favorite elemental piece and remind you to relax and let go each time you sit in this piece of furniture to meditate.
A seat is an easy change to make, but one that can help you feel more engaged.
It also makes sense to think about our back and knees, especially if we often experience discomfort or pain after meditating for longer periods.
Special furniture or cushions can help us take care of our physical and emotional well-being giving us extra comfort to provide for a good support for a regular sacred practice.
While we can do this practice from anywhere, if you use kneeling or the “lotus position”, it does take a toll, and many normal chairs, cushions, and beds do not provide enough back or leg support.
Over time, this can build up and lead to detrimental effects.
There is a wide variety of options in regards to these special seats. There are luxury options from premium materials and with a lot of decorative elements, selection of colors, as well as simpler options that are also more affordable.
Good pieces can serve you for a very long time, and there are also benches and cushions that can be adjusted if necessary (in the case of a cushions, it is possible to add filling, for example).
I think it also depends not just on price but also the environment you want to create in your own dedicated space with your own color options and moods.
It is a purchase that is likely to last you a good while and makes a difference in how you engage with your spiritual practice as well as care for your physical body.
Adjustable Padded Floor Chair with Back Support, Comfortable Folding Chair with Backrest for Home and Office, Floor Pillow
Super Comfortable: Designed with high quality 4×4 springs and linen fabric cover to give a comfortable seat on any floor. The 16 springs conforms to your body giving you a perfect seat.
5 Adjustable Positions: Easily adjust the floor into 5 different positions
Widely Used: The floor chair gives you a variety of options for how to use it. Allows you to read your latest book, meditate comfortably on the floor
Easy Storage: Lay the chair completely flat to store under your bed or tall couch. Also lay the chairs flat to stack them on top of each other making them easy to put away.
All of these allow you to focus more on your practice instead of other things such as drooping posture, and helps to reinforce your commitment.
The more you meditate, the more health and wellbeing benefits you are likely to achieve.
We’d love to hear about your choice of meditation furniture you will use, will it be a cushion, seat or chair, which one is truly the right fit for you??
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