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Best Meditation Chairs

Best Meditation Chair


You may not believe this, but a slippery kitchen floor is what started my search for the best meditation chairs. Sounds weird, I know, but I can explain.

It all started with the garbage disposal that was leaking. It must have been leaking for a while, because there was a big puddle on the kitchen floor, and I slipped on the wet tiles and wrenched my back pretty good.

But that wasn’t the worst of it. I had to replace the leaking garbage disposal, and spent 90 minutes twisted into pretzel-like positions while working under the cramped sink.

Not good the old back at all!

It lasted for a few weeks, and interfered with lots of my normal activities, my daily meditation being one of them.

Mediation Basics

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, as a way to relieve stress and get in touch with your inner being, or just relax and enjoy quiet time to yourself. One of the things I like the most about it is once you get experienced you can practice meditation almost anywhere and anytime.

You also don’t need any special equipment and it’s simple to get started.

As you gain more experience, however, you may want to enhance your meditation sessions with the use of some accessories, one of them being a high-quality meditation chair.

Luckily, because of my bad back, I’ve done all the research for you!

Let’s take a look at what I found.

Subtle Serenity Yoga Zafu Meditation Cushion

All right, I’ll admit it. This is more of a meditation cushion than an actual chair, but I’ve included it here because it is so affordable, useful, and comfortable.

Here are some of the highlights of this awesome meditation accessory:

  • Filled with buckwheat hulls. What?? Well, buckwheat hulls are a desirable fill material because there is much less exposure to allergens that may bother some people, such as from feathers or some type of synthetic fills. Also, they’re naturally cooling and conduct less heat than their synthetic counterparts.
  • It’s very versatile. Not only can it be used for meditation, but it can also be used for yoga and as a bolster pillow anywhere you need extra support. It has a convenient built-in handle.
  • Made with high quality materials. Sewn with durable threads and seams that prevent fraying.
  • Compact size – measuring 13.5 inches in diameter, and 5.5 inches high, this meditation cushion will offer supreme comfort in a small space.
  • Convenient outer shell unzips and is machine washable. Heavy canvas material is very comfortable.

There’s really nothing bad to say about this meditation pillow, the manufacturer has thought of everything and has built a high-quality piece of equipment that will last a long time.

Enhance your meditation sessions with this one!


Padma Seat Meditation Seat Stool

Another high quality product, and again, this doesn’t really qualify as a meditation chair, but once you click on the link you’ll see how unique and creative this device is.

This meditation device is perfect for your posture, creating a position that is both comfortable and healthy. Look at all these features!

  • Puts your body in balance to encourage a naturally relaxed posture
  • Improves the natural alignment of your spine
  • Allows you to relax so you can focus 100% on your meditation routine
  • Helps avoid muscle fatigue and pain in your lower back
  • Helps strengthen your core and abdominal muscles
  • Only one adjustment to make

This device looks so simple that it might lead you to believe it’ really ineffective, but I can assure you that it works as advertised.

I’ve always been amazed how one little product can improve your life so dramatically. Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most worthwhile an effective.

There’s only one word of caution with this one. There is a measurement guide that you can find here, and you really should measure carefully. It’s a very simple process but you need to get it right.

I think you’ll really enjoy this affordable and easy-to-use meditation accessory.


 Back Jack Floor Chair – Meditation Chair

Here’s a neat little piece of gear that can really be considered a perfect multiuse device.

While it is absolutely perfect for meditation purposes, you may just have to lock it away somewhere when you’re not using it, because the rest of the family will be after this comfortable and attractive floor chair.

In fact, I’ll bet most of these start out their duties as just that, a floor chair that’s moved around from room to room until someone figures out that the best use for these chairs is for meditation.

It comes in a multitude of colors, and the material is 90 percent cotton. The seat is made from dense foam and there are no metals bars to dig into your thighs.

When you think comfortable, you think of this chair, and it puts you in a perfectly comfortable position for meditating.

The chair weighs about 4 pounds and can be carried from room to room with ease.

Please note that it does not fold, so if you wanted to take it on a weekend away you would probably need to disassemble it a bit, which is easy enough to do.

All in all, for the price it’s a very versatile performer that would enhance your meditation sessions by providing comfort and stability while allowing you to sit on the floor in a natural position.

Meditation Bench by Meditation Designs

Here’s one I really like! The design is perfect for mediation. Benches allow you to relax and focus on meditation without worrying about posture or stiffness or any other distractions.

I’ve used many different mediation benches and I’ve found some to be good while others are an absolute torture device for me.

The big difference is where you put you legs. My knees tend to give me trouble, especially bent at certain angles, and I find this bench to be the most natural feeling for me. There are other benches, called Pi benches because they are shaped like the symbol Pi, that others feel suit them better.

You can see an example here.

Take a look at the features of this high quality meditation bench:

  • All hand made from sustainable Acacia wood
  • Solid Construction
  • Securely fastened and rounded legs
  • 18 inches long, 8 inches in width
  • Weight is about 5 pounds, making it easily portable

A couple of item to note here. This bench is NOT foldable, and while that may seem like an inconvenience at first, please realize that benches with foldable legs tend to be unstable and wobbly. You will appreciate how sturdy this bench is.

Another point to consier is that the manufacturer recommends it for people who are 6 feet 1 inch and under. I’m about 5’10” and have no trouble, but I have seen others recommend that you really should stick to this recommendation.

I find that a heavily padded rug under my knees really does wonders to make me more comfortable and I can extend my mediation sessions.

This meditation bench is a great bargain, it’s extremely well made and comfortable.

Here’s a video explaining how to use a meditation bench!


Friends of Meditation Extra Large Buddha Meditation Chair

This meditation chair is in a class by itself. If you’re serious about meditation, and you really should be because of all the excellent health benefits, then why not splurge a bit and get the best you can? This is one of the best meditation chairs I’ve come across.

This chair is perfectly appropriate for a beginner to meditation, but someone who has been seriously into meditation for quite some time will really appreciate how functional and well made this is.

Just some of the features include the following:

  • Designed by Swami Dhyan Unmesh, Osho Meditation Facilitator and Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Offers excellent back support, great for those with back pain
  • Helps prevent numbness when sitting cross-legged style
  • Perfect for those with limited flexibility
  • Allows you to comfortably extend your meditation sessions
  • Product dimensions are 29.1 X 23.6 X 9.8 inches, weight is around 10 Lbs

As meditation chairs go, this one is an all-around performer. This chair can even accommodate people over 6 feet tall with ease. It comes with an extra backrest pillow to cushion your lower back and also a curved meditation block for sitting cross-legged.

It’s fully foldable and comes with a bag for portability.

You cannot go wrong with this one.

Gaiam Rattan Meditation Chair

Gaiam is know for their wonderful health and wellness products, and this large meditation chair is no exception.

For those who want or need extra comfort during their meditation sessions, this chair goes above and beyond.

Not only is it one of the most comfortable chairs around, the rattan is very stylish as well.

Look at these features:

  • Extra large seating area for comfort during extended sessions
  • Comes with a cotton cushion cover that is machine washable
  • High back for better support
  • Extra thick cushion is filled with sustainable kapok.
  • 34 X 25.5 X 19.5 inches – seat is 8 inches from floor
  • Weight capacity is 250 Lbs

If you want a great looking meditation bench that is the most comfortable for long sessions, this is the one you need.

Yes, it’s a bit more expensive, but you really do get what you pay for.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our review of the best meditation chairs.

Meditation is a great way to relax and destress, and it has so many great health benefits.

Get started today!

About the Author Ted

Ted is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of nutrition and general wellness. He has recently published books on Sugar Detox as well as the inflammation epidemic, and continues to improve his knowledge by constantly remaining up to date with the latest news and trends in the nutrition world. When not busy writing, you can find him playing banjo and guitar, or outside fishing.

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