Sitting uncomfortably is one of the biggest obstacles to meditation. You love your practice but pretty soon you feel body aching, back pain, joint pain, thighs pain, leg-numbness or lateral instability? Uncomfortable sitting first leads to mental stress and finally - ends your practice in frustration!?
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Snug is an ergonomic multi-chamber meditation cushion made of 100% cotton. A perfect seat combined with a good posture are the very basis for a relaxed and painless meditation - even during longer sessions.
The main cushion supports the lower lumbar area between the lower back and the buttocks. By lifting the pelvis into a neutral-positive tilt, the spine is straightened. The chest and abdomen can now open and breathing can flow freely and carefree.
Back Support Cushion
The back support cushion also rolls the pelvis forward and supports the tailbone. The back is relieved and the weight is shifted to the ischial tuberosities (sit bones). The back support cushion contains a separate inlet with a zipper for individual filling.
Central Seat Chamber
The central seat chamber in the main cushion ensures a stable seat height with a snug-fit shape. The filling pressure is usually higher here than in the leg extension chambers.
Leg Extension Chambers
In order to achieve an even gradient, the filling pressure in the leg extension chambers is usually lower than in the central seat chamber. This way the hip joints can be located a little higher than the knees. This posture supports good blood circulation in the legs.
Better Sitting. Less distraction.
A good meditation posture uses the balance and structure of the skeleton - without having too much strain on the muscles. Sit relaxed and smooth but not rigid. Pain is often due to muscle tension from poor posture.
Neutral to slightly anterior pelvic tilt
Ideally, the seat surface is completely straight or inclined slightly forward. It is called an anterior pelvic tilt when the front of the pelvis is balanced evenly or slightly sloping in relation to the back. The pelvis is now in a neutral position or slightly "rolled forward".
The chambers are filled with natural spelled husks. This offers the best support and sitting comfort. It is firm, adaptable, breathable, antistatic and neutralizes moisture. In addition, it is insensitive to temperature and is a sustainable raw material. Of course, you can also use other materials such as buckwheat or microbeads.
Comfort & Optimal Seat Contour
Curiously enough, many traditional meditation cushions make you feel like sitting on top of an egg, instead of sitting in a bucket-like seat with side and back support.
Stacked Burmese Posture
This posture is our favorite. It is the Burmese posture, only with one leg on top of the other. It takes some flexibility in the hips and knees, but with a little stretching, this state can be quickly achieved for many meditators with average body flexibility. It offers a stable and well-grounded sitting position and a healthy, upright posture.
The Burmese Posture is simple, very good, and therefore probably the most popular meditation posture. In this position, you place one heel centrally against your body and the other leg in front of it. Touching the cushion or floor with your knees is good for the stability. For beginners, we recommend well-filled Snug leg extensions so that the knees can stand a little higher but still being grounded on the cushion. As flexibility improves, you can gradually reduce the filling and the knees slowly come lower to the floor..
Half Lotus Posture
In the half lotus posture, one foot is placed across the thigh and the other foot is placed on the floor. We recommend to switch the sides from session to session. This way the flexibility is trained in a balanced way for both sides. You can also try the quarter lotus posture first, in which the left foot rests on the calf of the right leg - or vice versa.
Full Lotus Posture
The full lotus posture is known to be the most demanding meditation posture. It is stable, compact, symmetrically balanced and well grounded. This posture is only suitable for people who are very flexible. In the full lotus posture, both feet rest crossed on both thighs. The soles of the feet point upwards. Please always take special care of your joints. Excessive ambition is not worth it here.