Meditation cushion

The quality of our meditation cushions

All our pillows are generously filled with organic buckwheat. Thanks to an inner pillowcase you can remove and wash the outer one. Both pillowcases are made of organic cotton.

The Anatomical Benefit:

As soon as you stay longer in meditation, such a cushion or yoga bolster is indispensable. Due to the slightly elevated position in which you sit, your spine and thus your back is relieved. In addition, your joints are also relieved. This allows your breathing and prana to flow better. Furthermore, you should always make sure that your hip joints are placed higher than your knees. This makes sitting for longer periods of time more comfortable.
In our Western world, we are not used to both prolonged sitting cross-legged, lotus or even shin sitting. Therefore, caution is generally advised. Sitting too long in any of the positions just mentioned can damage your meniscus or even your cartilage. In general, the rule of thumb is: if something doesn't feel right, change your sitting position.

The right choice of your meditation cushion:

On the one hand, the height of your cushion depends on your flexibility and the mobility of your hips. On the other hand, it also depends on your preferred sitting position and, of course, simply on how comfortable you feel. In general, your pelvis should tilt slightly forward. This will give you a straighter spine. In general, it is recommended to start with a high. When you are more experienced, you can reduce the height. All our meditation cushions are at least 13 cm high.

Other uses for our meditation cushions:

A meditation cushion is not only suitable for meditation. It can also improve your posture in the home office. And playfully open your hips, so that you can feel your way to the lotus position. Enclosed you will also find a PDF with possible sitting positions and matching pictures.

Different variations of sitting on a mediation cushion:

Heel seat

Virasana, also called Thunderbolt Pose or Diamond Pose, is a kneeling position in which your calves lie next to your thighs. However, there is also a variation in which you sit on your shins and feet.

In Virasana Toesquat you stretch your toes. However, when you sit in Thunderbolt or Virasana, you stretch your ankle and upper foot. This seat makes you long in the spine. Consciously bring your shoulders back. Be sure to keep your feet together. Your hips exert an internal rotation. This position involves your torso but also your groin and hip flexors as well as your pelvis.

In Vajrasana you activate your Vajra Nadi. In yoga philosophy, it is believed that if you can consciously control this nadi, it can give you a lot of power. This is because your mind is said to be able to activate sexual energy.

Sukhasana or cross-legged seat

From an anatomical point of view, cross-legged sitting helps you by lifting your chest and ribcage.

In addition, your hips perform an outward rotation.

Your seat bones, take the weight of the body.

In addition, your knees rotate outward.

In addition, your spine is lifted and stretched upwards. In summary, hip flexors, glutes, pelvic floor and core are involved while your spine is unloaded.

In addition to the Sukhasana pose, there is also the Swastikasana variation. Here your body experiences a deeper bending of your ankles, knees and hip-internal rotation.

Agnistambhasana - Firelog

If we translate from Sanskrit agni means fire. In addition, "stambh" translated means statue. This is where the translation into English "Firelog" comes from.

The stretch pulls on the hips as well as the knees.

Often we feel that one side of our body is more elastic. This is due to the fact that our body is partially exposed to unilateral loads, nowadays Through a regular exercise of de Firelog position, the symmetry of our body can be balanced.

This will benefit your hips, pelvis and knees.

Padmasana or lotus position

The lotus seat got its name because it embodies a lotus flower. Because when the lotus seat is in your practice, you will have an upright posture in this position. In addition, the solidified position makes it easier for you to receive energy and for your chakras to flow better.

Padma" therefore means "lotus".

If you get used to sitting on your sit bones and can do this for a long time without any problems, then one day the lotus is the goal. Until you get into the Lotus, it takes more or less patience and training to open the hips, depending on the situation. Practicing the Lotus position will benefit your spine as well as your hips and ankles. Start slowly and try to increase your time a little at a time. The goal would be to be able to sit in the position for longer periods of time without any problems.


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