Category: Meditation Cushions

What is a zafu?

When you meditate, you must, almost invariably, sit on something. Thus the idea of a meditation cushion was born: an inconspicuous accessory that can not only improve posture, but also offer a modicum of comfort. Whether you practice Buddhism or are merely dipping your toes into meditation, you are likely to encounter a squat, circular… Read more »

The ’12 Days Of Stillness’ Sale

The holiday season is upon us and we are bringing back our “12 Days of Stillness” sale to highlight some of our favorite products. Find a meaningful gift for yourself or a loved one this year — at a great discount. Each day from December 1-12, we will offer a discount on a different product.… Read more »

Meditation Gifts: Holiday Shopping Guide 2023

Looking for meaningful gift for a meditator this holiday season? Our holiday shopping guide for 2023 has meditation gifts for everyone, whether you are just getting into meditation practice or have years of experience. This holiday season, do something different: buy a gift that will last a lifetime and inspire action. Take that first step… Read more »

Meditation Cushion or Bench: Sitting Basics

Your body is the foundation of your meditation practice, and what you sit on plays an important role in supporting this foundation. But, finding a comfortable and stable position to sit in, especially for long periods of time, can be difficult. We understand that everyone’s bodies are different, so we offer a variety of meditation… Read more »

Zabuton: Origins and Current Uses

The zabuton is a traditional Japanese cushion that has been used for centuries. Its history can be traced back to the Edo period (1603-1868), when it was primarily used in Zen meditation practices. The word “zabuton” is derived from the Japanese words “za” (sitting) and “buton” (cushion), which accurately describes its function. Prior to the… Read more »

Zafus for Better Learning

Still Sitting is proud of the relationships it forms with organizations and individuals around the world as they engage in meditation and mindfulness practice. Occasionally we like to share their stories in our Customer Spotlight. These are some of the engaging, creative, colorful people who use Still Sitting products. Can you change how someone thinks… Read more »

Ten Most Popular Holiday Gifts

Finding the right gift for the meditation enthusiast in your life can be hard. To make your holiday shopping easy, we’ve put together this handy list of our most popular items — based on our comprehensive December 2021 sales data. Still Sitting brings you the most high-quality, handcrafted meditation supplies. So, whether you are shopping… Read more »

Meditation Cushions: Choosing the Right Zabuton

Zabutons and Their Use in Mediation 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… Read more »

Create Your Meditation Space

To sit still you need at minimum a couple of things: time and space. We recommend you take time for your meditation practice, and also that you think a little about the space. Do you have a dedicated meditation space? A little sanctuary you can retire to when you need it? How about a clear… Read more »