A crescent meditation cushion is a sturdy, half-round cushion that offers support during seated exercises. With its ergonomic shape, it ensures a slight tilt of the pelvis so that the back will stay in a straight position during meditation. Crescent meditation cushions are filled with buckwheat chaff, most often made of biological material and generally 12 to 15 cm high.
Do you want to pick the right meditation cushion? It is important that you are able to comfortably sit on the cushion for a longer period of time. Because there are so many different body types, there are several variants available to get into the right position. A half moon meditation cushion differs from a round meditation cushion in that it mainly supports the sit bones and not the legs. Additionally, with a crescent meditation cushion you are sitting closer to the ground compared to when sitting on a high meditation cushion. In short, do you need minimal support while meditating and are you quite flexible? In that case, the crescent meditation cushion might be the right choice for you!
During yoga, too, the sickle-shaped cushion might come in handy. Especially relaxing forms of yoga, such as Yin Yoga or Restorative, use these comfortable props. Half-moon shaped cushions offer a slight elevation during lying down positions, for under the knees or ankles, for instance. Are you looking for the effect of a yoga bolster, but less intense? That is where the crescent shaped meditation cushion comes in!
Meditation cushions are filled with buckwheat husks. After some time, those husks might sag a little bit because of the weight, causing the cushion to be uneven. You can replace or refill the husks according to wish. Does the cushion feel a little bit stiff during first use? Clean the cover and maybe take out some of the buckwheat. Your comfort is what matters most!
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