What is a Zafu filled with?
Kapok has been the traditional fill for Zafu meditation cushions for thousands of years. It is a fluffy cotton-like material that comes from the Kapok trees of Asia and in some regions of Southern United States and Central and South America.
What is a Buddhist meditation pillow called?
A zafu (Japanese: 座蒲, pronounced [d͡zaɸɯ]) or putuan (Chinese: 蒲团, pronounced [pʰǔ. tʰwǎn]) is a round cushion. Although also a utilitarian accessory, it is best known for its use in zazen Zen meditation.
How do you use a meditation mat?
Simply place your meditation cushion behind you and from a cross-legged position, lower your back until the cushion is supporting the middle of your back, and your head is resting on the ground.