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What are meditation cushions called?
The word zazen meaning "seated meditation" or "sitting meditation" is also closely linked. In western usage, zafu refers to a meditation cushion, and zabuton refers to the cushioned mat upon which a zafu is placed.
How should I sit for meditation?
To get in the right position to meditate, sit in your chair with a straight back and with your feet flat on the floor. They should form a 90-degree angle with your knees. You may need to scoot to the edge of the chair. Sit up straight, so that your head and neck are in line with your spine.
What size meditation cushion should I get?
A zafu is about 5 – 8 inches off the floor which should be perfectly fine for individuals of almost any height. You don't want to be too high because you'll be sitting at a forward angle most of the time and your knees should be able to touch the ground/yoga mat/blanket below.
What is a meditation bench?
A meditation bench is a small, single-person bench that is designed to take the pressure off your legs and ankles when kneeling, and to help keep your back and spine in proper alignment.
What is a meditation chair?
Meditation chairs are designed to help someone who is meditating to hold the meditation pose for an extended length of time without discomfort. Some of the chairs are designed for the cross-legged pose, supporting beginners as they move toward the full lotus position.
How do you meditate?
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