Yoga Meditation Bench

Meditate Better


Our mission is to raise awareness of yoga as a meditative activity, rather than a gymnastic one, 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.

To make the other leg equally comfortable, I was inspired to create the Yoga 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


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.

Nancy McClenny, Palo Alto

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.

Urvish Mahida, 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.

Binta Patel, Yoga Teacher