Traditional meditation seating usually has little or no adjustment and may lead to pain or even injury. The Kindseat provides macro and micro adjustment of the height, and the slope of the seat providing ideal spinal alignment. The Kindseat is now available in the USA.
The Kindseat looks good too. Available with Black or Red straps.
Online PR News – 10-January-2013 –More and more people are taking up meditation, and finding that they need to give their posture better support in order to be comfortable and to protect the body from damage. Traditional cushions and meditation benches usually have little or no adjustment and may lead to pain or even injury. Kindseat – the seat that is kind – offers a choice between kneeling postures and cross-legged postures. This meditation seat provides micro adjustment of the height, and the slope of the seat self-adjusts to provide ideal spinal alignment. The Kindseat is now available in the USA through the meditation store, Wildmind.
Over the past year alone more than 150 scientific articles have been published with the words “Benefits of Meditation” in their title. There has also, in recent years, been an increase in mindfulness-based therapies for depression, pain, and even eating disorders. Now that it has scientific backing, and is no longer just for yogis and religious adherents, people from many walks of life are learning to meditate. But how to sit comfortably is a problem every meditator has to face, and this is particularly difficult for those who take up meditation later in life, when the body is less flexible. Lying down -- seemingly an obvious solution -- leads more often to snoring than to enlightenment.
Viramitra, inventor of the Kindseat, says, “Meditation can become uncomfortable if your body has to adapt to the height and angle of a seat that is not right for you. Each body is different and adjustments needed of less than an inch can make the difference between comfort and agony. Unlike other seating, the Kindseat can easily be adjusted to suit your body's unique needs. A comfortable posture allows you to forget about how you're sitting, so you can focus on your meditation practice.”
There's been considerable interest in the Kindseat from meditators in the USA, who have been having it shipped over from Britain. Now, to make it easier for stateside meditators to buy a Kindseat, the first batch of Kindseats has arrived in Wildmind's on-line store.
Viramitra says, “It’s taken me four years to develop the Kindseat and I’m delighted with the reception it has received. My hope is that meditators using the Kindseat will be enabled to find greater calm – and will develop insight and compassion for the benefit of all.”
Kindseat, the business, is owned by Viramitra, a professional engineer and an ordained Buddhist. He has been meditating for over 30 years and teaching meditation since 1998. The Kindseat is available through Kindseat and now Wildmind. It can be tried out at Buddhist Centre shops in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.