Our New Nomad Folding Meditation Bench

Nomad Bench

We are so excited to introduce our new Nomad Folding Meditation Bench. We launched this bench around the holidays and the feedback and reviews have been wonderful: This is a beautiful seat. The design is ingenious and by the way it’s functional too! It’s small and light and comfortable. This bench helped me sit through a 7 day Zen retreat. … Continue reading Our New Nomad Folding Meditation Bench

Introducing our New Mini Zafu

mini zafu

When we started Still Sitting 14 years ago, our round zafu was the first cushion we designed. We spent a long time perfecting our zafu construction, choosing fabrics, and finding suppliers that met our needs for the highest quality materials and business practices. Our traditional round zafu has continued to be our most popular item over the years. We later … Continue reading Introducing our New Mini Zafu

A Few Common Questions about Meditation

Recently we were asked to answer a few common questions on meditation for a local yoga conference. Many people are first introduced to meditation through yoga, so we took a few minutes in between making cushions to consider the questions. Below you will find the questions and our responses. Four Questions About Meditation 1. Why is it important to have a regular time … Continue reading A Few Common Questions about Meditation

Sitting Up Straight

We feel that it’s well worth paying attention to your posture during meditation. Meditation is more than just a mind exercise; it’s a mind-body exercise. Once you have a strong foundation, the next step is to sit up straight. Sitting up straight and relaxed allows your body to open to the world around it. Sitting up straight also helps you breathe deeply, … Continue reading Sitting Up Straight

New Year, New Meditation Practice

Starting a New Meditation Practice The new year is a great time to start or restart a meditation practice. Starting anything new can sometimes feel daunting so we’ve put together a few very basic guidelines to follow. I had a chat with Koshin Christopher Cain, one of the owners of Still Sitting, to get his suggestions for starting a new meditation practice. We covered … Continue reading New Year, New Meditation Practice

Holiday Gift Guide

Thank you for considering giving the gift of meditation to your loved ones this year. This is a gift that can truly last a lifetime. For a little holiday inspiration, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite gift ideas below. Wishing you a warm and peaceful holiday season. Holiday Gift Guide Our Meditation Starter Set is a great gift for anyone new to meditation. It … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide

Two New Products: Folding Zabuton & Rinzai Rakusu Kit

We are so excited about our latest new products. They have both been over a year in the making and it is such a joy to see them finally ready and on the website. Our Folding Zabuton The folding zabuton was inspired by the foam zabutons we used in Norway. These were very comfortable and easy to store. We then looked into how … Continue reading Two New Products: Folding Zabuton & Rinzai Rakusu Kit

Sitting Tips: Your Meditation Foundation

We thought we’d go back to the basics and share a series of sitting tips. Whether you are completely new to meditation or are an old master, it can be helpful to revisit the foundations of the practice. In order to sit comfortably and deeply in meditation, your posture is ideally relaxed and attentive. Finding a  position that works well for you is important. You … Continue reading Sitting Tips: Your Meditation Foundation

Meditation Cushions: Choosing the Right Zabuton

The zabuton is a Japanese sitting cushion. It’s long been used as a meditation cushion in the Zen tradition, and you’ll see it in many places where mindfulness is practiced. The zabuton is humble yet essential, protecting your knees and ankles from the hard floor. Typically, you place it under your zafu, as such: Traditionally, you’ll form a tripod with your seat on … Continue reading Meditation Cushions: Choosing the Right Zabuton

Meditation Cushions: Choosing the Right Zafu

“By establishing a stable base of support, the body naturally comes into alignment with the directional flow of gravity. The deeply purifying process of meditation has no choice but to begin.”  – Will Johnson, The Posture of Meditation: A Practical Manual for Meditators of All Traditions Will Johnson’s book on the postures of meditation—one of our favorites—tells us the base of support … Continue reading Meditation Cushions: Choosing the Right Zafu