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How to choose your Zafu or meditation cushion

March 05, 2015

Choosing a meditation cushion or zafu that is right for you depends on a few basic criteria such as your preferred meditation posture, alignment, your level of flexibility, comfort, and the appearance of the cushion. Each human body is unique, in its shape and posture. Without proper support it simply succumbs to the shape of the surface it rests on. If you do not choose your zafu well for meditation and yoga practice, you may experience discomfort in your back, legs, hips, spine, shoulders or neck, leading to a misaligned posture and discomfort. To choose your zafu you must also understand about its fillings. The most typical are buckwheat husk, spelled husk, and kapok. The latter is the most traditional, similar to cotton, lightweight, but although it has been used for centuries it has lost favor compared to shell fillings. Buckwheat husk and spelled husk conform more easily to the shape of your body and give you the feeling of being more grounded. They also give more stability than kapok zafus and are preferred by most. classic round zafu
The traditional round cushion with pleats on the sides. Raise your hips and upper body, letting your legs rest. You sit on the edge so that the thighs fall gently. This pose pushes the hips forward creating a natural curve in the spine. The pose helps you open your chest and lungs to make breathing easier. The classic round zafu de YogaYe.com It is made of 100% cotton, filled with spelled shells. Crescent Zafu
The curved shape of this zafu supports your thighs in the fall and the cutout in the middle allows the feet to be closer to the body. Ergonomically designed, its inclination makes it easier for your spine to be straight and your hips to be open and well supported. The crescent zafu de YogaYe.com automatically adjusts the sacrum to deepen meditation, which is why it is often recommended for beginners. It is used as the classic round zafu and is filled with buckwheat husk. Its cover, soft to the touch, can be removed for washing. Basic round zafu
It is a simple version of classic round zafu, is used in the same way, always sitting on the edge and looking for the natural curvature of the spine. It is removable for easy cleaning, 100% cotton filled with spelled shells. On YogaYe.com we also have a version of basic round zafu with the embroidery of the Prime. Yoga Bolster
In addition to being an excellent support for prenatal yoga, the bolster is a good complement to meditation in Savasanaespecially for people with lower back problems. You place it crosswise under your knees and let your back rest comfortably on the floor. The yoga bolsters de YogaYe.com They have removable covers, made of 100% cotton, and filled with spelled shells. All the zafus and bolsters of YogaYe.com They can be adjusted in height since they have a zipper through which you can remove the padding until you reach the height that feels most comfortable to you. You can always stop by our physical store to try them at the Woki Organic Market on Calle Asturies, 22 in Barcelona, ​​we will be happy to help you choose your zafu!

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