How Important is the Right Cushion?
How do you start in choosing the right meditation cushion? In truth, a perfect meditation cushion can support the perfect meditation, and an uncomfortable cushion can ruin the best effort even if the intention is perfect.
Most people don’t realize that this important decision depends completely on each individual’s own comfort and preferences. While you can gather information, listen to others, even be scientifically analytical, in the end it’s how the butt sits on the pillow that makes the decision. Only you can know how it feels, and if it works. That being said, most people still seek guidance and understanding of what to look for in a meditation cushion so this blog is going to offer here some excellent tips and direction to support you in making the right choice.
Imagine this: it’s the end of a long, stressful day. You have taken a shower, eaten a light dinner, thrown back a couple of martinis (or soda depending on your preference) and you approach your personal meditation space, one that you have so carefully, and thoughtfully, created. You are determined to meditate for at least 20 minutes in silence with the hope that there may be some real benefit.
You sit … quiet your mind. The room is still and perfect. No distractions, and no deterrents. Suddenly your hip starts to ache, your leg is cramping, and foot begins to fall asleep. The wrong cushion could have contributed to these distractions, so choose carefully.
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