How to use a Meditation Pillow
One of the best things about meditation is that you don’t need anything special to do it, not even an app or a membership. In the same vein, a meditation cushion isn’t required, although it can be useful if you plan on setting aside regular time for sitting reflection.
Instructor Jackie Stewart from Alo Moves explains that using a meditation cushion might help you establish a more comfortable and stable sitting position during your seated meditation sessions. “Lower back pain can be reduced by keeping your knees slightly lower than your hips and tilting your hips forward. To achieve equilibrium, we sit up straight, bringing awareness to the body, while keeping our muscles loose and our breathing smooth. The cushion is designed to lift the hips slightly.”
Elena Brower, a Glo meditation instructor, claims that by placing the feet slightly further apart, the hips are lifted, which in turn creates a more natural elongation of the spine with the head positioned on top. According to Brower, “that alignment promotes the smooth, bright flow of your breathing,” which is necessary for the mind to calm down and become more tranquil.
Yoga has several benefits, including the following: increased range of motion, muscle tone, stress relief, social interaction, etc.
Its initial intent was to get the body ready for the mental calm of meditation, but that’s easy to overlook.
The Nine-Piece Circular Meditation Seat
Let’s be honest, the hardest part of meditating is just sitting still for long enough to stop focusing on your body.
Can You Explain Why It Hurts To Sit?
Maintaining your natural spine curves while sitting cross-legged (or in the lotus position) is essential for comfort.
Most people lack the ankle, knee, and hip mobility necessary for this work (hello, office jobs!)
Because of the resulting cramping, pinching, and drooping, it becomes difficult to think about anything other than getting up.
Here comes the Meditation Pillow…
A meditation cushion will maintain your low back’s natural curve by lifting your hips and allowing them to slide forward. When your back is straight, everything else falls into place. Instantaneous contentment!
How to Pick the Perfect Meditation Seat
This spherical cushion is a modern take on the traditional meditation cushion, which was also round.
The same is true of meditation cushions. Halfmoon Zafus, with their distinctive crescent form, let you to rest your thighs on the cushion while keeping your feet close to your torso.
Cushions that are filled with a material that moulds to the contour of your body and permits air circulation (buckwheat hulls are great for this!) are a great investment, no matter what design you end up going with.
Giving Your Lower Legs the Help They Need
Extended periods of sitting on the floor for meditation can be particularly taxing on the feet and ankles.
Put a Zabuton floor cushion or some folded blankets under your Zafu for added support.
Zafus and Zabutons pair perfectly with our Meditation Sit Sets. In addition to being an aesthetically pleasing addition to your meditation environment, they offer a complete comfort solution for seated practise.
For what reason should one meditate?
Meditation is a powerful tool for increasing insight, calming anxious thoughts, and broadening the heart’s ability to love. Follow these guidelines to improve your meditation experience and spread more love in the world.
Insanity and all, meditation accepts us as we are. This unconditional love for one’s self is based on a straightforward connection to one’s essence. Maitri is the practise of kindness toward oneself and others. Pema Chodron
An Essential Remark:
Cross-legged, or lotus, meditation is discussed in this article. The fact remains, nevertheless, that there are numerous positions in which one might meditate, from kneeling on a bench or chair to standing or walking.
There is no one correct way to meditate; therefore, you should try different approaches until you find what works best for you.
You should also keep in mind that you don’t have to set out a specific space in your house for meditation. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing; you can meditate anywhere, at any time. You can practise meditation anywhere, at any time, whether you’re sitting, standing, or even lying down, because “meditation is fundamentally the practise of familiarising ourselves with our own thoughts,”