I don't usually write about such purely practical matters in this blog, but I recently came across a seat cushion that makes long meditation sessions much more comfortable. It is called the Ergo 21 Original Cushion and it utilizes a new technology of a thin membrane containing a low-viscosity fluid on top of a piece of regular foam. It is the thin layer of fluid that makes such a difference in comfort when sitting for longer periods of time, whether for meditation or work or travel. The cushion is actually fairly thin with only an inch and a half of foam beneath the liquid membrane, and when you first sit down, it is not remarkable in any way. But after half an hour or more, the increased comfort becomes obvious.
Very simply, it prevents pressure points from happening much better than other foam, gel, or air based cushions so that you do not develop soreness in your 'sitz' bones or tailbone. This allows you to be much more still and stationary during long meditations. I have recently been meditating for 3-4 hours a day and often for 90 minutes at a time, and this cushion is a life saver, or should I say butt saver. I also spend a fair amount of time on the computer and telephone, and this cushion makes all of my sitting activities much more comfortable.
I will not be making this whole blog into a blog about products designed to make meditation or life more comfortable going forward, but I thought there might be some other meditators out there who would appreciate this cushion. And anyone who sits a lot for any reason will probably appreciate it also.
Here is a link to buy it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1J9GNjf
They also offer a sport model with thicker foam under the liquid membrane for use on surfaces that have little or no existing cushioning: http://amzn.to/1BB2HNe
And here is a link to the company's website: https://ergo21.com/ for more information. The owner, Steve Gambhir, meditates himself and is a pleasure to speak with if you have any questions. They do offer a full money back guarantee and will work with you to make sure you are satisfied. (Note: I do not have any financial affiliation with this company, I just like the cushion.)