Jason says, "You need a meditation cushion that you’ll want to sit on with a straight (and unsupported) back, day in and day out. Chairs are no good, and laying down will lead to sleep. You need a zen-style cushion. A folded up blanket can work. The Zafu cushion, which comes in several colors, is specifically designed for meditation, offers great support and is quite versatile."
When looking for a Zafu you want to keep a few things in mind. First the fabric should be comfortable but durable, so that you like sitting on it, but you also want your zafu to last a long time! The filling is where it gets really critical to get it right. Many zafus today either quickly condense in to a solid, heavy block (cotton and kapok fillings) or quickly breakdown to nothing (buckwheat-hull filling). Other zafu fillings (like solid bean or grain fillings) are simply just too hard to start with. What we need in a zafu is something that is comfortable and supportive to our meditation posture, while also being long-lasting and, if possible, also lightweight for easy transport.
This is where our wonderful filling of wool-batting comes in. It gives our zafu an incredibly supportive feel, while having plenty of cushion to keep you comfortable for long meditations. The wool filling will give you comfortable support to your meditation for many years and amazingly weighs less than half of a typical zafu available today! Wool is a resilient fiber so the cushion will keep its shape and loft for years to come.
Our Zafu Meditation Cushions are filled with eco-wool which provides great support for meditative posture while also providing a comfortable seat to let the meditator focus on the meditation practice. As an amazing perk, it will help keep your legs from falling asleep as the wool filling has enough give to it to let the blood keep flowing down to your feet. Wool is also a breathable fiber to provide comfortable conditions for your posterior.