It is very important to choose the right pillow for meditation. The right kind of pillow would make your session very successful. Many people try to concentrate when practicing the art of meditating without using any form of support during the session. The whole purpose of meditation may prove futile, if your posture is wrong and not properly supported.
First, take into account the place you plan to meditate and seat yourself before you choose a pillow for meditation. You may need a special pillow, depending on the type of technique you wish to follow. Whether you plan to meditate on concrete, hard wood floors, or sit on soft grass – this pillow could help you to feel comfortable.
You can choose a pillow, which is lightweight with an inner soft-fill for instance if you plan to sit on soft grass. The pillow should ideally have a nylon-based fill. Make sure you choose material that can be machine-washed. The pillow could get soiled and leave stains, if not washed regularly, which may be difficult to remove after awhile.
Try opting for a pillow that has two stages, like concrete or wood, if you intend practicing meditating on hard surfaces. The upper part generally is synthetic with a soft inner fill, such as duck down or any other soft fill and the bottom generally has foam that is solid style. This is because an ordinary pillow will not only give you a sore bottom, when you use it on hard surface for a period, but also make it problematic for you to rise from a seated position. You will automatically notice yourself focusing on your discomfort and pain rather than on meditating.
Quality meditation pillows, which come with back support, are manufactured and available with meditation suppliers for those who cannot sit erect on the ground. They have the feel of sitting on chairs. A pillow of this kind actually helps your back remain erect when meditating, enabling you to breathe more effectively, and will work to your advantage.
To be able to extract the best advantages from a meditation session, your back should be well supported. When you are squatting on the ground and there should be no untoward pain or discomfort felt as a result of any pressure. If that happens, you are bound to end up with terrible pain, which will begin to manifest itself with an uncomfortable pressure that will make you ill at ease.