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Meditation can be done anywhere and in many ways: walking, lying down (although the risk of falling asleep is a bit bigger if you lie down ;-)) sitting on a chair, but the most common way in terms of meditation practice remains sitting on a meditation cushion.
On a meditation cushion, also known as zafu's, it is easier to remain seated for a long time because the cushion molds with your sitting posture and therefore provides a more pleasant sitting, so that you can focus your clarity on your meditation.
The advantage of having your own meditation cushion is that you support your meditation not only physically but also mentally: when you sit on the same cushion every day, you create a habit and a kind of Pavlov reaction for both body and mind. Your body knows in no time "Yes, meditation cushion, now it's time for meditation." Silence, concentration and depth of your meditation then get going faster than when you meditate in a different way or on a different prop every day.
Meditation cushions come in different shapes, heights and sizes (and we are not even talking about colors, patterns, etc.), so how do you choose the right meditation cushion for you now?
A good meditation cushion provides solid support and has the exact height for your body ('s-length), is made of a durable material, and washable is also an advantage. Also a not too heavy, yet sturdy filling is very important. Not unimportant: choose a meditation pillow that you like and fits your meditation place. It will motivate you more and support you to meditate regularly.
The meditation cushions of Love Generation are only filled with organically grown buckwheat chaff. Buckwheat has hard husks that are dark brown in color and are full of seeds. The chaff is actually the residual product of the buckwheat harvest. This chaff is a very suitable filling material for meditation cushions. The shape and weight of the chaff ensures excellent firmness without it becoming too heavy and without losing its resilience.
These are also called Rondo's or Zafu's. These are usually 15 to 17 cm high. The perfect height of the cushion is personal and body dependent. Are you comfortable in a cross-legged position and / or lotus position, then a meditation cushion will quickly be too high. Fortunately, you can adjust height by removing stuffing (buckwheat chaff) from the pillow. You get just as much out of it until the cushion has your ideal height. On these cushions you can sit cross-legged, lotus position and in Seiza (legs on either side of the cushion).
As the name implies, these cushions have the shape of a Half Moon. These are generally somewhat lower and wider than the round meditation cushions. Only suitable for cross-legged and lotus position and gives more support to the thighs and ensures a pleasant tilt of the pelvis.
These are usually made from sustainable wood (rubber wood / American Oak). Meditation benches provide a comfortable sitting position that relieves the knees and keeps the back straight. Benches are not height-adjustable, like cushions, and only suitable for people between 1.65 and 1.80 m. Meditation benches have 1 seating option and that is in Seiza (Japanese sitting position for Zen meditation).
These are large (often) square cushions filled with kapok, foam rubber or cotton. The zabutons of Love Generation are filled with thick layers of raw cotton surrounded by a cotton inner cover made of unbleached cotton. The outer cover is made of canvas and is therefore very sturdy and durable, and also washable. The meditation mat can be used on its own for your meditation practice, but some find it more pleasant in combination with a meditation cushion or as a base for your meditation bench. This zabuton is also great with a Yin Yoga practice.
The most important thing is that you sit comfortably during your meditation, that you do not feel any obstacles, irritation or pain in your body, that will prevail and your meditation will be lost. Create a nice place for yourself to meditate, that also makes it easier for you. Besides that you can meditate in different ways - sitting, lying, walking - there are also different ways of meditating. There are enough books and CDs available that can guide you in this.