During meditation, maintaining proper spine and neck alignment is crucial to allow for the greatest comfort and reduce stress on the spinal components. However, certain postures may be more difficult than others depending on one's flexibility of their ankles, knees and hips. The Zabuton Meditation Cushion provides extra cushioning for the knees and ankles during meditation. When placed under the zafu or other sitting cushion, the zabuton helps cushion pressure areas so you can focus on your practice. There are many shapes and styles available from our various designer brands, such as Zafuko, Halfmoon, Hugger Mugger, and Gaiam. No matter which cushion you choose, you can feel confident you're getting the highest quality gear for your meditation needs.