There are several things to consider when choosing a meditation cushion:
Size and height : Make sure the cushion is large and tall enough to provide comfortable support when sitting in a meditation position. If you have trouble finding a comfortable position, opt for a larger or higher cushion.
Padding : Choose a cushion that is supportive, but not too firm so you can sit comfortably for long periods of time.
Materials : Meditation cushions are generally filled with moss, kapok (a plant fiber), cotton, buckwheat husk or spelled husk. Each of these materials offers a different level of support, so choose the one that suits you best.
Design : Some meditation cushions have a special design that helps keep the spine in a straight position and relieve pressure on the hips and knees (the design, round, square, half moon that will support or better this position will depend on you , your flexibility and physiognomy).
Maintenance : Check if the cushion is easy to maintain and clean. If you practice meditation regularly, you may need to wash your cushion from time to time.
It is important to check that your knees are at the same height or lower than your hips. If this is not the case, opt for a higher cushion.
A zafu is a traditional meditation cushion used in Zen Buddhism to help maintain a comfortable and stable posture during meditation. It is usually filled with kapok (a plant fiber) or buckwheat husk and has a round, flat shape.
A meditation cushion , on the other hand, can be used in various meditation traditions and can come in different shapes and sizes. It can be filled with different materials, such as foam or buckwheat husks, and can be designed to provide specific support for the spine or hips.
Although the zafu and meditation cushion have similar uses, they have different features and designs that may be better suited to certain people or meditation practices.
It is important to note that every individual is different and what suits one person may not necessarily suit another. It is therefore recommended to test several cushions to find the one that suits you best. We are happy to advise you directly in store, or if necessary via our contact form.