Meditate Better with a sitting bench designed for meditation--the "Instant Meditation" Bench. Eliminate back aches and leg pain to meditate longer, and more deeply.
Perfect Posture + Comfortable Seat
= Amazing Meditation.
Grow to Lotus with a yoga program that uses the bench to help you get there, so you can sit comfortably in nature, anywhere.
Our mission is to raise awareness of yoga as a meditative activity rather than (or in addition to) gymnastic exercise; to help people develop a personal, energy-based meditation practice; and to help dedicated practitioners grow to Lotus.
Running used to be my meditation, until I was sidelined by knee surgeries. But that limitation only deepened my engagement in spiritual pursuits. My 30 years of study in the “Energy Arts” eventually led to an energy-flow meditation practice.
But how to sit?! I could sit in a chair, but did not want to be forever limited to one. I could sit on the floor, but just barely, and not for any lengthy period of time. I found the answer on the edge of my futon! The mattress had pulled away just enough that one leg was extremely comfortable when it was tucked up and in. And since sitting that way aligned my posture beautifully, my practice really began to take off.
To make the other leg equally comfortable, I was inspired to create the "Instant Meditation" Bench. Only later did I find out that it is actually part of an ancient tradition in India--a tradition that has been all but forgotten in the present day.
- Eric Armstrong, Founder
Nancy McClenny, Palo Alto
I sat comfortably and stably with the knowledge that I could easily change positions should recurrent pain from an old hip injury occur. The portability of the bench is clever, too.
Urvish Mahida, Yoga Teacher
It gives you a leg up! Beginners can sit easily on the bench instead of uncomfortably on the floor, gradually progressing to a traditional position.
Binta Patel, Yoga Teacher
I sat with one foot up on the bench, and immediately felt my breathing slow. I began to experience the sense of calm I associate with deep meditation.