A zafu is a round meditation cushion traditionally used in Japanese Zen Buddhist meditation practice. Similarly, a zabuton is a mat customarily used within the same tradition, each defining a meditation space where they are laid out and providing comfort as well.
This particular zafu and zabuton set is made from high quality 10 oz cotton duck fabric stuffed with US grown organic buckwheat hulls and cotton wadding. The buckwheat used to stuff the zafu moulds itself to your shape much like sand without compressing too much.
This makes for a far more enjoyable meditation experience while the zabuton offers an equal level of comfort.
Being reasonably tall, I found it hard to get comfortable while meditating. Trying out the zafu and zabuton has made a big difference.
I feel far more centered and stable and therefore better able to really relax into my meditation.
Where before I would experience occasional neck and back pain thanks to poor posture, the meditation cushion in particular ensures that I sit correctly and therefore do not suffer from muscle tension.
I am 5’ 9” and anyone much taller than me might find they need a bigger size set (which this company does provide) but for my height and below, it’s perfect.
If you suffer from muscular pain, particularly in the back or pelvis, then this may be just what you need to enable you to truly experience all the benefits of meditation. I used to just sit on an ordinary cushion or pillow but the difference with this is remarkable and I do find that the filling used plays a large part in that.
It is firm without being uncomfortable and the buckwheat does actually mould itself to your particular shape, much in the way of a memory foam mattress. I also found the customer experience to be exceptional as my zafu and zabuton set arrived speedily and is clearly of great quality. I give this my highest recommendation.