How to use a Meditation Cushion Zafu

Learn how to use a meditation cushion, otherwise known as a zafu, to help correct your posture during meditation and normal yoga sessions.

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Proper Posture

A meditation cushion, otherwise known as a zafu, can be helpful for correcting posture as well as being useful during normal yoga sessions. The translation of zafu is a cushion for sitting.  Za means sitting or “sit” and Fu means cushion.   These cushions provide much needed support during yoga. They also beneficial in strengthening your core, reinforcing your posture, giving yourself a boost, fortifying your resolve, and renewing you chi.

Catspaw Cushions uses traditional buckwheat hulls to fill the cushions so that the meditation cushion supports and contours to your body. You can find out more about our custom-made zafu cushions by visiting our store.

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Examples of Zafu Use

Below you’ll find a couple of ideas of uses and poses that can performed with a cushion – zafu . As always, respect your bodies limits and consult a physician before attempting any advanced poses.

Savasana
Open Shoulder Pose

Restorative  Twist
supported twist