If you have a regular meditation practice, you know how important proper posture is. Using a meditation bench will help your posture immensely. Proper posture helps increase the quality and length of a meditation practice. When you are comfortable during your meditation you will be able to meditate for longer and reap more of the benefits.
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What Does Proper Meditation Posture Look and Feel Like?
- upright and relaxed spine
- relaxed shoulders that are slightly rolled back and down
- supported hands, resting them either on your lap or a cushion
- relaxed face and tongue
Why Should You Meditate?
A regular meditation practice can give you amazing benefits.
Some of the benefits include:
- increased focus
- increased immunity
- decreases worry and anxiety
- improves mood
- helps manage ADHD
- reduces blood pressure
The Perfect Meditation Bench
To be honest, there isn’t one perfect meditation bench. It all depends on what you are looking for. Do you care more about aesthetics because your meditation bench will be a permanent piece of furniture in your home? Do do you want a foldable bench that you can travel with? Are you on a tight budget? For this reason, I have given you 3 perfect meditation benches (and a bonus meditation cushion).
Meditation Bench for Travelers
This bench is made from quality materials and folds up nicely for travel. The alder wood is sturdy and the hinges for folding the legs are heavy duty. (If the price is too high for you, check out this Bamboo Meditation Kneeling Bench).
Meditation Bench for Those on a Budget
Meditation Bench for a Designer Home
Bonus: Meditation Cushion
If a bench isn’t your thing, I would highly recommend trying out this cushion. The cover is removable and machine washable. You are able to remove hulls to adjust the cushion to your liking. The cushion can also double as a yoga prop and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
If you struggle with meditating, you may want to try guided meditations. UCLA has free guided meditations that range from 3 to 19 minutes and can easily be downloaded. Check out my post Free UCLA Mindfulness Meditations to learn more.