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There's never a wrong time to nurture your meditation practice and bring home a new meditation cushion or pillow. Meditation is something anyone can do at any time, with or without a proper pillow — even still, there are plenty of reasons why those who value the practice of meditation invest in a special pillow, separate from using a regular chair or pillow from the home. A meditation pillow can bring your practice to the next level, energetically and physically.
The meditation cushion is used for one thing and one thing only — supporting your meditative journey. Designating one pillow for your sacred practice time and time again will help settle your spirit down for a meditation session each time you grab your cushion and are reminded of the relaxation the practice brings.
Consider this when choosing your meditation pillow: It should contain colors that resemble the Earth or sky. Think about the verdant forest, the deep blues and turquoise tones in the sea, or the red and pink hues that you'd spot in the desert mountains or sinking with the sunset. With this acknowledgement in your consciousness, you can ground yourself to nature even when you're indoors prior to entering meditation. Plenty of meditation pillows and cushions are made with buckwheat hull or woven wool to give you an earthy element, too.
The most common reason so many yogis (and beyond) are obsessed with having their own meditation pillow is that it's just way more comfortable to use one. Not only will using the proper meditation cushion inspire better, natural posture, but the sacral region of the spine, knees, and ankles can feel pressure after too much time spent on a harder floor. The last thing you want is to be shaken out of a deep meditation because your physical body is feeling tense.
Plus, you can take it outside for a session in the sun or use it as a prop with different yoga positions. If you know you're ready to bring home your very own meditation pillow, take a look at our top picks!
Breathe slowly on this botanical print meditation pillow. You can remove some buckwheat hulls from the inside to soften up the pillow, or leave it as-is for a firm spot to park it and feel all the peace.
You'll feel so calm resting on a meditation cushion with this gorgeous Indian sari cover. The cover is made of cotton, wool, and silk — pull it over the cushion of your choice!
This all-white buckwheat-hull-filled pillow will bring all the positivity to your meditation session. The 100% cotton cover is also 100% removable, so you can easily wash it and keep your cushion fresh!
This meditation pillow cover is made of 100% cotton and vegetable dyes. We just can't get enough of the beautiful blue mandala design. You can stuff the inside with whatever you like — there's a long zipper, so it's super easy to do yourself.
Sit on this gorgeous pouf in the lotus position, or use it as you would a chair. There are beautiful shell and tassel details that make this cushion truly unique.
This is a super popular option for meditation. The traditional woven serape can be rolled out for a deep Shavasana or used folded to support the spine during seated practice.
This soft pillow features a timeless design in jewel-toned pink and red. Take a seat and sip on some tea before you start your day — you'll feel completely revitalized.
This simple meditation cushion is perfect for a daily morning ritual. Filled with buckwheat, the cover is easy to remove for a quick wash.
Jewel tones blended into beautiful turquoise make this pouf truly stand out. It's made of recycled sari fabric, and it makes for a statement decor item in the home, too.
This therapeutic lounger can support you in a seated position or adjust to your body if you’re laying down. While laying down or sitting straight up, it's just a matter of unrolling the triangle mat until you reach the perfect point of support for your practice.
This sweet buckwheat-filled cushion is super portable, so it's perfect to take along on vacation or to pop in your bag for your next hike. The sun and moon design is so groovy, too.