Our zafu is a crescent shaped meditation cushion with pleated sides. The cover is made of cotton twill fabric. We hand stuff our zafus with natural kapok fibers. All our zafus are double-stitched for extra strength and come with a carrying handle. Each zafu is approximately 15" in diameter and 7" in height and 2.5 lbs in weight. Our crescent zafu makes sitting meditation easier on the knees and ankles. It allows you to bring the heels and feet in closer to the body while having broader support. This support helps you to tilt the pelvis which then allows you to sit with your spine straight.
|Sturdy and comfortable cover||Approximately 15" diameter|
|Convenient handle for carrying||Approximately 7" height|
|Double stitched for extra strength||Approximately 2.5 lbs|
|Smaller than the round zafu|
Posted by judie sigdel on 6th Jan 2017
I recently started meditating on a cushion again after years of meditating on a chair. After some research, I determined that a crescent zafu would be more comfortable for the way that I sit (Burmese position). After much investigation I decided to purchase this one. I am so glad that I did! This zafu is beautifully constructed, solidly packed with kapok and very attractive. I suspect that it will last me many, many years. And the crescent shape allows me to sit more comfortably with less stress on my knees. I would definitely purchase other items from the ZafuStore.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Jan 2016
I've had this cushion for over a year now, and it is wonderful! The crescent shape is perfect for my sitting position, which is (approximately) Burmese style, with the closer heel tucked in toward the groin. The indent of the crescent creates the perfect space for that heel. The stuffing is very firm and stable. (My previous cushion had buckwheat hulls that would sometimes shift like a beanbag chair during meditation.) Over the coarse of a year, it has compacted some, but it's still 5 inches or more high. The fabric and stitching seem quite durable; looks like it will last for many years.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Apr 2015
Firm but not bulky, lightweight but durable, the kapok crescent zafu supports your body in an upright position for easier breathing and improved concentration. Its crescent shape conforms to that of your body, so you don't get the "bucking bronco" feeling of some round zafus. I bought a few for our meditation class, and the response has been enthusiastic.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Sep 2014
The stuffing was extremely packed in. This allowed me to remove the kapok until it was to my liking. The stitching is great quality and it fits in well within the Rochester Zen Centre (where brown is necessary). Great product which really adds extra dimensions to sitting possibilities. It is still very functional as a normal zafu (except kneeling posture is not so achievable on its side)
Posted by Unknown on 24th Jun 2014
I received the crescent kapok cushion last week. It is firm and supportive and helps with the posture easily. I love it.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Jan 2013
Soft and comfortable, very solid and gives a zazen posture easily. can sit for hours without getting tired fast delivery and nice packing.