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

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