Meditation Cushions - Regular - Black
For many centuries Japanese Zen Buddhist monks have been utilising the comfort and posture support of Zafu cushions when engaged in ‘Zazen’ sitting meditation. Meditation is done to calm body and mind, and experience insight into the nature of existence, thereby gaining enlightenment known as ‘Satori’.
Old world filling, modern day comfort
These Zafus are filled with the same traditional material of buckwheat hulls from the Zen tradition. The inner pods can be opened so that you can adjust the volume of the buckwheat hull fillings to suit your specific body shape and needs.
Their covers are made from 100% cotton that is both soft and durable. All covers boast a convenient carrying handle and a concealed zipper to easily remove for washing.
Colours available: Ocean, Organic Green (Olive), Minty (bright green), Bronze Buddha (taupe), Organic Plum, Black, Chilli Pepper (red), Navy Blue, Black.
Regular sized Zafus weigh 2.5kg.
Why Buckwheat hulls?
Buckwheat is hardy and sustainable, native to sparse and arid areas, without any need of chemicals or pesticides. Originating in China circa 2600BC, it is the world's highest elevation domesticate plant, cultivated in Yunnan on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau (or roof of the world), which has an average altitude of 4500m.
Buckwheat hulls are durable, non-allergenic, and resistant to damp. Because buckwheat doesn’t conduct or reflect heat as much as synthetic fills, it helps prevent sweating, and its cell-like structure enables easy flow through of air when compacted.