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7 Best Meditation Cushions to Support Your Yoga Practice

Take a (comfy) seat on one of these props created by seasoned sitters.

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meditation cushion in use

As if sitting still for more than 10 minutes isn’t hard enough, try sitting on the floor without any support. It’s probably not going to inspire daily meditation sessions.

Just like you need a proper bed for a good night’s sleep, a high-quality meditation cushion is a must if you want to establish a consistent practice. Luckily, seasoned sitters created cushions, mats, and chairs to make meditating for a long period of time not only manageable, but truly comfortable.

When choosing a meditation cushion, you want to be mindful—no pun intended—of the sturdiness of the cushion. Most meditation cushions are filled with buckwheat, which makes it heavy enough to keep you from shifting in your seat. If your knees and feet are sensitive, look for a meditation cushion that comes with a mat, which provides extra support.

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To help you choose the right seat for you, we created this list of the best meditation cushions available right now for a solid meditation practice:

Crystal Cove Meditation Pillow

crystal cove Meditation Cushion
brentwoodhome.com

This pillow is filled cushiony buckwheat and sealed with an organic cotton liner. Designed by Los Angeles yoga instructor Angela Kukhahn, the cushion mimics calm, Southern California tide pools.

$59, brentwoodhome.com; also available from Amazon

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Walden Meditation Cushion & Mat

walden Meditation Cushion
walden.us

The Walden duo comes with a meditation cushion, filled with buckwheat that molds to your tush, and a mat to go underneath the cushion to protect the ankles and the knees. This pair is perfect for a long sit.

$195, walden.us

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Secret Garden Cushion Set

sugarmat Meditation Cushion
sugarmat.com

Another supportive meditation set, this pair is ideal for establishing a strong meditation posture. The shape helps support a relaxed, yet still energized, posture.

$189, sugarmat.com

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Premium Zafu Crescent Meditation Cushion

Zafu Meditation Cushion
gaiam.com

This cushion is designed to relieve pressure from the back, ankles, and knees while supporting spinal alignment. It’s the perfect shape to find a comfortable Easy Pose (Sukhasana).

$50, gaiam.com; also available from Amazon

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Hugger Mugger Zen Meditation Cushion

hugger mugger Meditation Cushion
huggermugger.com

This rectangle-shaped pillow doubles as a supportive prop for restorative yoga poses. The height of the cushion also allows for the knees to drop below the hips a bit easier than most other cushions.

$65, huggermugger.com; also available from Amazon

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Rattan Meditation Chair

rattan meditation chair
gaiam.com

Not into the cushion setup? This special chair offers taller back support and is designed for a cross-legged sit. Plus, it has a twice-as-thick cushion than most meditation setups, making it a great option for a longer practice.

$329, gaiam.com

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Alexia Meditation Seat

Alexia meditation seat
alexiameditationseat.com

This seat is crafted with vegan leather and comes in 10 different colors. While it’s a spendy option, the cushion promotes an “S” shape in your spine instead of a stiff 90-degree angle you’ll find in a regular chair.

$385, alexiameditationseat.com; also available from Amazon

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About the Author

Bridget “Bee” Creel is the editorial producer for Yoga Journal. She works as a yoga teacher in NYC and is the co-founder of the wellness community, Mood Room.

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