Support your practice with our range of meditation cushions and pillows. Find Zafus, Zabutons and buckwheat meditation cushions available in an assortment of both contemporary and traditional styles and colours.
Meditation is a practice designed to increase awareness and achieve mental clarity through the utilisation of a technique, such as focussing on a specific thought. Meditation has been practised for centuries, across numerous cultures and within many religions. Meditation can be a central part of your healthy living routine, helping to reduce stress and anxiety and improve perception and mental wellbeing.
Meditation does really work, even if some of the benefits are little understood. Meditation gives you a sense of calm that, in turn, can benefit your mental wellbeing and overall health, especially when done alongside other practices that also help with stress reduction (such as yoga).
It really is up to you! There are no strict rules about how often you should meditate - even a few minutes per day of relaxed, meditative breathing techniques can help. You may find, however, that two short meditation sessions each day (such as in the morning and evening) can help to calm your mind and lower your stress levels.
Meditation helps you sleep better by reducing anxious thoughts that can very easily lead to insomnia and troubled sleep. Meditation creates a relaxed state of mind conducive to falling asleep, while some research even suggests that meditation can improve the quality of your sleep too. Meditation also slows your heart rate, which helps you to fall asleep more easily, particularly when practised alongside the use of natural sleep aids.
You don’t need a pillow to practise meditation, but meditation cushions do have various benefits. An eco-friendly meditation cushion provides both comfort and support which can help to relieve pressure on the spine, particularly if you struggle to maintain good posture, while also improving blood flow. Due to this, a meditation pillow, Zafu or Zabuton can help you to meditate and stay focused for longer.
Eye pillows are designed to cover your eyes in a comfortable way. They have a few benefits for meditation, as well as for yoga. Firstly, they can help you focus more easily during a meditation session due to them blocking out light. Secondly, in the case of scented eye pillows, they can contain herbs like lavender, which naturally promote relaxation. Finally, eye pillows also have benefits for yoga, as they cushion your eyes during face-down yoga poses.