Inflate your zafu...Deflate your ego!
* The Ultimate Portable Meditation Cushion
* Weighs eleven ounces and fits in a coat pocket when deflated.
* Durable enough for outdoor use, easily washable, and inflates via mouth in seconds.
* Can be used as a seat cushion or pillow for traveling.
* Makes a great lightweight seat for sitting around the campfire.
"In July I went to a 3 week intensive program at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado where they only have gomdens, high, firm rectangular cushions. Since I was packing for 3 weeks in a tent, I didn't have room for my zafu, so in desperation I ordered your inflatable zafu. It was fantastic. I used it all day every day. I didn't even have to add air to it. I was thrilled, and now I have a travel zafu for future use. Thank you so much!" - Judy, Dorchester MA
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it feel like?
The Inflatable Zafu has a slightly less grounded feel and takes more balance than the solid zafu (i.e. there is more work involved with staying on.) However, usually after a minute or two one forgets all about it.
Tip: It helps to have the Inflatable Zafu on a mat or folded blanket for stability (as oppossed to a hard floor or surface). Also, the bouyancy of the cushion can be considered a training for better balance. The Inflatable Zafu has some subtle advantages over a standard zafu, which can only be realized by sitting on one.
What is it made of?
The Inflatable Zafu has a normal cloth cover just like the standard zafu (durable 100% cotton), with a plastic, high quality beach ball inside. It looks almost just like a regular zafu. Also, the cover is machine-washable.
How durable is it?
The Inflatable Zafu can be used on bare ground and can hold people over 200 pounds. In fact, we have not yet determined the weight limit! They are carried all over the backcountry and used for camping with great results. The inner ball will wear out with extended use (similar to a bicycle tube) and is replaceable for a modest $3.00. Most balls last for years with occasional use. With everyday use they usually last up to a year.
Does it squeak when you move around?
Yes and No. They do squeak some when shifting and getting up or down, unless some powdery substance is spread on them. We like arrowroot powder. It is easy to find in the herb section of any health food store and is unscented to avoid toxic fumes such as come from things like talcum powder.
Do I need a spare ball?
Having a spare ball is like an insurance policy. Balls can get punctured, and if you are in a foreign country, it might be difficult to replace. On the other hand, a small puncture can be patched with a substance called Seamgrip, available in most camping stores, which takes up less room and is lighter than a spare ball. Or fingernail polish and other things work as well.
What is the size?
The medium is approximately 6 inches high and twelve inches wide, and fits most people up to 6 feet tall. The large, approximately one inch taller and three inches wider, is best for bigger people. They are essentially the same size as a standard solid zafu.
How is it inflated?
The ball is inflated with your mouth and takes a minute or two to fully inflate. The nozzle is accessed via the flap under the handle. You push the nozzle in after inflating and that keeps it from leaking.
What if I don't like it?
No problem. Just send it back within 21 days in new condition. We will give you a full refund minus the $3.00 inflatable ball and the shipping charges.In
How Can I recycle it when it dies?
You can send it back to us or use one of these creative ideas yourself if you are a DIY type.http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/20070514/how-can-i-reuse-or-recycle-gone-flat-inflatables
Large 14" x 7"
Medium: 12"x 6"
Colors 100% Cotton: Purple, Navy Blue, Sage, Dark Green, Burgundy, and Black.
Colors 100% Organic Cotton: Lavender, Pecan, Cinnamon, Indigo, Moss, and Undyed Natural
Replacement Ball $3
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