What To Look For In A Meditation Pillow

Meditation Pillow

If you are uncomfortable doing your meditation with your body seated directly on the ground, you may want to get a meditation pillow so you can sit a little more comfortably. This is very beneficial, especially if you will be doing meditation exercises for a long periods.

But before this topic can be expounded further, it would be helpful to clarify about what a meditation pillow is. While there are some specialty meditation pillows available today, it does not necessarily mean that you have to use these specialty pillows if you want to meditate. In fact, if you’re on a budget you can use any regular pillow for your meditation needs.These needs will vary depending on the nature of your meditation and where you plan to meditate. It is with these factors in mind that we choose the right pillow for the job, so to speak.

If for instance you plan to do your meditation activity over a soft soil or on grass, then a lightweight pillow will suit the job just fine. The pillow should also have a soft inner fill, like one made of nylon, for extra comfort. Also, if you plan to do your meditation over a grass surface, it would be important for you to get a machine washable type of pillow to keep it clean. Always remember to wash it regularly though.

If you do your meditation over hard surface like wood or concrete, a two-stage pillow would be recommended. A two-stage pillow has its advantages over a regular one since the former would not deform easily after long usage, not to mention never making your rear sore after a long periods of meditation.

Some may have some trouble sitting up straight throughout the meditation exercise, so even a regular or a two stage pillow may not do the trick. In cases like these, you may need to get a specialized meditation pillow. These products are available from quality meditation equipment suppliers. These pillows come with a back support as well, so in essence, they look like chairs with no legs. But what’s more important is that these mediation cushions provide the needed support for your body during meditation, allowing you to be able to do your breathing properly in a comfortable position.

As with any piece of equipment, it would be of best practice to try a pillow that you would like to use for your meditation exercises. We need to make sure that the pillow that we use is something that we would be most comfortable in using. The meditation pillow should be able to support your weight and your back as well if necessary.

Most importantly, one should have a well structured and balanced posture while seated on the pillow, as you do your meditation. Your pillow should be helpful, so that you can relax and breathe deeply, without any feeling of pain or pressure that might get in the way of your goal–clearing your mind to achieve inner peace and harmony.


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