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kensbikes100

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Posted - Nov 04 2018 :  11:46:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
Not long ago Christi suggested to use a Zafu to elevate my body and improve foot and leg comfort in DM. Anyone purchased one? Are some better than others?

Im basically looking for a recommendation based on zafu you have loved.

Edited by - kensbikes100 on Nov 05 2018 10:52:37 PM

Will Power

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Posted - Nov 07 2018 :  03:51:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi kensbikes100,

I used a zafu for many years until I went to a Vippassana retreat and used the foam cushions they have (at least in Spain). So when I came back I purchased in a local store a foam cushion, and I added a cloth cover, and I am very happy with it.
Comparing both, zafu tends to be much more hard, therefore it is easier to sit for longer periods of time without disconfort with the foam cushion.

As measures, you may use this: 45x30x5 cm (you may need more than one depending on your hip flexibility). You may addapt the measures to your constitution.

Also, as a zafuton substitution, you may use 70x90x7 cm

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kensbikes100

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Posted - Nov 07 2018 :  2:24:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Will, I recall we have discussed such sitting positional issues in the past. My smaller yoga blocks are 2" thick (5 cm), so I'll use those as prototypes to see if I want to seek out a real zafu. To simulate the zabuton I can just fold up a yoga blanket or two.

I would see them helping my feet in siddhasana and in virsasana.
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Will Power

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Posted - Nov 08 2018 :  03:44:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Good!
If I use back support against the wall with a pillow in the lower back I dont need elevating my body.


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