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!?
Who would have thought that just sitting there could be so damn hard!?
SNUG is a multi-chamber meditation cushion that provides comfy seat ergonomics and adapts to your body contour.
The bulkhead partition design allows the filling pressure to be set individually in each chamber. In this way a fixation of the seat height is achieved, which is followed by an inclined plane for the proper thighs rest. The separate back support cushion stabilizes the lower back.
Combination of ergonomics and comfort: Adjustment & fixation of the seat height. Adjustment of the pelvic tilt & tailbone support. Smooth support of the thighs down to the floor.
In this way, SNUG offers optimal body stabilization for a comfortable and painless fit. Especially suitable for longer sessions and retreats.
1. Back Support Cushion | 2. & 3. Leg Extension Chambers | 4. Central Sitting Chamber
The main cushion is the foundation of the meditation seat. It offers body-appropriate, even support for the entire seat and the legrest.
Legs and knees are not partially suspended in the air, as with conventional meditation cushions.
Back Support Cushion
The back support cushion rolls the pelvis forward and supports the tailbone. The lower back is relieved and the weight is shifted to the ischial tuberosity.
As a separate cushion, it can be moved forwards or backwards depending on the shape of the body.
Thanks to the seat surface, it always remains in the desired position without slipping away.
Central Seat Chamber
The central seat chamber in the main cushion ensures a stable seat height with a snug-fit "buttocks-friendly" shape. The filling pressure is usually higher here than in the leg extension chambers. The height is variable from 0 to 20 cm.
A moderate inflation pressure in the leg extension chambers ensures an even slope. This way the hip joints can be a little higher than the knees and lower legs. 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".
Oh, I'll sit a little longer today
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.
Wow the shipping was so fast. Beautiful, supportive, well crafted quality cushion. I have been using it now for several weeks and it is perfect.
Absolutely love my cushion. Right shape to prevent discomfort when sitting.