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May 2014

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New Zen Stool 10% off Inkin Bell 10% off Cushion Sets10% off

Hi Folks,

With the arrival of spring, we can’t help but to be inspired by the newness of everything around us.  New growth, renewed energy, and many new people being drawn to the practice of sitting and meditation. 

The last few months at Still Sitting have been among the busiest in our 11-year history.  Could it be that as people recognize that conventional measures of happiness (wealth, excesses in food, drink and material goods) have no lasting effect, they’re looking elsewhere for fulfillment and joy?  We’d like to think so.  We’ve witnessed the medical community, mainstream society and people of all spiritual beliefs embracing meditation to improve health and foster relaxation.  An encouraging trend indeed.   

Spring Sale

Our Winter Sale items were so popular that we’ve decided to continue these discounts during our Spring Sale.  Please take a look through our website.  We have many items besides cushions which can make your sitting experience more enjoyable.

Wishing you a bright and colorful spring,

The Still Sitting Crew

Sitting Tips – Spotlight on Zafus


Which zafu is right for you?  There is no “right” or “wrong” zafu; it’s a matter of comfort and personal preference.  In choosing a zafu, you’ll want to consider:

  • Shape – round or crescent
  • Fill – kapok or buckwheat
  • With or without a cover – standard or deluxe
  • Colors – many options
Sitting Tip

To make your zafu work for you, be sure you’re using it correctly for optimum comfort.  With the round, or “classic” zafu, you’ll want to move your bottom towards the front of the cushion, causing your pelvis to tilt forward, helping support a straight spine.  The crescent-shaped zafu has a natural slant; when you sit with the “arms” pointing forward, your legs will be angled towards the ground and be supported by the zafu.  If your zafu isn’t high enough, try tucking a small support cushion under the cushion or under your bottom for greater comfort.

We fill our zafus with two types of material – kapok or buckwheat.  Kapok is a natural plant-based material a little like a firm cotton which creates firm but soft support.  Buckwheat, also plant-based, feels more like a bean or rice filling that’s easy to nestle into.  We fill them quite a bit for those who like a firm zafu, but our zipper closure allows you to remove some if you want a looser fill.  Be sure to save the extra fill in a jar or bag in case you change your mind later!

How you use it
Is your zafu likely to be shared by kids and other critters?  You may want to consider getting a Deluxe version with a removable, washable cover.  Regarding colors, that decision is just for fun.  Coordinate it with your zabuton?  Match your curtains?  Choose colors that inspire?  Or mix things up?  From classic black to bright reds and yellows, create a cushion set of zabutons, zafus and supports that inspire and please your eye.

Learn more about how to choose and use  zafus at and

Testimonial From a Recent Customer

"Wow!  We are thrilled with the bell.  Fantastic.  What a beautiful resonance and visually appealing product.  Thank you, as always, for your terrific products."

Terry and Marcia Lenhardt

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