How to Choose a Meditation Cushion
Choosing the proper meditation cushion you should consider properly designed cushions that allow for a great meditation posture, proper alignment, comfort, and the look and feel of the cushion.
Why Do I Need a Meditation Cushion?
The human body is neither flat nor predictably curved. Without proper support, your body will succumb to the shape of the surface on which it rests. This generally causes the legs, hips, spine, shoulders, and head to misalign and can result in discomfort. Well-designed meditation cushion can greatly improve your posture and comfort level during meditation.
What is the correct Meditation Posture?
The buttocks are like feet. As shoes provide a little height in the heel area, the cushion provides a little height in the buttocks area for a better sitting posture. Just find a cushion on which you can place the tailbone comfortably to achieve a good sitting meditation posture which helps the spine naturally go upright. The second essential part are the two sitting bones. While the spine is aligned well, the sitting bones press the meditation cushion and the whole body creates the state of “uprightness”. The sitting bones provide centeredness and stability in a sitting posture. The center of the body vertically above the sitting bones supports the weight of the body, so that you can feel vertically aligned in a sitting posture with little or no tension in your back. It is a straightforward but practical method for sitting meditation. The buttocks in sitting are functioning like the feet in standing. Therefore, while sitting in meditation, we are standing on the buttocks. Some people are very flexible in their bodies, so they do not need a meditation cushion for sitting, but they are in the minority.
The ability to meditate in a health sitting postures is determined largely by the quality of your meditation cushion, making sure its design for traditional meditation.