Zabuton Meditation Mats
$80.00 – $124.00
Experience Unparalleled Comfort & Support
Designed to relieve strain on your knees, ankles, and back, they’re perfect for extended periods of sitting.
Elevate Your Meditation Sessions
Dive deeper into your meditation with one of our Zabutons, they are perfectly shaped for the ideal seating position.
The Perfect Pairing: Zabuton with Zafu
A Versatile Seating Solution
From meditation to yoga, or even just relaxed floor seating, our zabutons are your answer to comfort and style.
Our Zabutons come in medium, large and jumbo, product preference depends on factors such as personal comfort, the intended use, and the individual's body size, height, and posture. When choosing a size, always consider ample space for leg room, comfortable seating and proper support for the body.
Support and Comfort:
Our mats are widely used in meditation practices, as a relaxed and supportive surface for sitting, they are typically combined with our zafu meditation cushion. The zabuton is placed on the floor, providing cushioning and insulation, while the zafu is placed on top to elevate the hips and promote proper posture during meditation. They are also popular for yoga or stretching exercises, providing a cushioned surface for sitting, kneeling, or lying down, offering support and comfort for various poses, and helping to alleviate pressure on joints therefore allowing for a more relaxed and focused practice. Our Zabutons are made with durable high-quality organic fabrics, and are filled with a soft material...kapok.
In cultures, where sitting on the floor is a common practice, zabutons mats are generally used for floor seating arrangements They can be placed around low tables for meals, gatherings, or informal conversations, allowing individuals to sit closer to the ground and fostering a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
- Medium, 25" x 31" x 2", 4 lb
- Large, 27" x 34" x 2", 5 lb
- Jumbo, 30" x 34" x 2", 6 lb
Accessories: Removable Zabuton Cover
Medium, Large, Jumbo
Org. Moss, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Undyed Natural, Organic Lavender, Organic Indigo, Organic Pecan, Organic Pumpkin, Organic Plum, Black, Burgundy, Dark Green, Navy Blue, Purple, Sage
Why You Will Love It!
- These meditation mats provide essential cushioning for the feet, ankles and legs.
- Enhances your meditation experience
- Makes sitting on the floor more comfortable
- Kapok is a more ecological and hypoallergenic alternative to the typical cotton batting zabuton
How You Can Use It
- Zabutons are placed on the floor and designed specifically for cushioning under the meditation seats.
- Usually used together with a meditation cushion or bench
- Available in three sizes
What It's Made Of
- Cover Fabric: Organic Cotton Canvas or Traditional 100% Cotton
- Stuffing: Eco-friendly Kapok Fiber
- Optional Removable Cover available
- Choose from 14 colors
How to Choose a Size
We offer zabutons in three sizes. Most people are happy with the Medium. One thing to consider when you are carrying your zafu to a retreat or meditation group is ease of carrying as well as efficiency of size. A zabuton which offers extra knee room will be more of a challenge to carry. However, if that extra knee room is important to you, buy a larger mat. Some meditation halls and temples like our medium zabuton dimensions because it allows more people to meditate in a limited space.
Medium: 25″ x 31″ x 2″
Large: 27″ x 34″ x 2″
Jumbo: 30″ x 34″ x 2″
Where did the Zabuton come from?
A zabuton is a Japanese cushion for sitting. The kanji characters ^§^Vã literally translate to “seat-cloth-sphere”. The zabuton is generally used when sitting on the floor, and may also be used when sitting on a chair. Ordinarily any place in Japan where seating is on the floor, a Zabuton will be provided for sitting comfort. A typical square zabuton measures 50 x 70 cm (20 x 30 inches) on a side and is several centimetres thick when new.
Zabuton are found throughout Japan, and enter many aspects of the culture:
* In Zen meditation, practitioners sit on zafu which is typically placed on top of a zabuton. The zabuton cushions the knees and ankle.
* In sumo, members of the audience throw zabuton toward the ring after an upset.
* In rakugo, performers are not allowed to rise from their zabuton for the duration of their skit.
* In yose, notably on the long-running television show ShMten, comedians receive zabuton as a form of scoring.
* In jidaigeki, according to a stereotype, the boss prisoner in a jail cell receives all the zabuton from his or her cell mates.