Whats up, candy readers! At the moment I convey you some a little bit completely different from my common recipe posts. I wish to share an excellent straightforward tutorial for a DIY meditation cushion/pillow. I improvised this final week and it got here collectively completely. For me, an essential piece of why I meditate within the first place is to be content material with the straightforward items in life, and to not need greater than I would like. So, there isn’t any want for me to purchase a elaborate meditation pillow made with new supplies, after I can craft one simply and affordably in my own residence, with my very own fingers. I take pleasure in being a part of the method, too.
Buckwheat hulls are used on this tutorial; they’re a conventional Japanese pillow filling and a very eco-friendly choice. Plus, they make for a suuuper snug and agency pillow. I’d advocate you purchase a bag of buckwheat hulls to make this cushion, however a big bag of material scraps will work too. Or, you are able to do what I did, and use a combination. I had a small bag of buckwheat hulls in my home, however not sufficient for an honest cushion, so I used leftover cloth from different tasks to complete up the filling. In the event you make this meditation cushion, let me know! Speak quickly.
DIY MEDITATION CUSHION
Makes 1 cushion / Print the tutorial
– 1 piece of material on your cushion case, at the least 4 toes throughout
– 1 piece of material on your cushion cowl, at the least 5 toes throughout
– Buckwheat hulls, or scraps of material on your cushion filling, at the least 2 lbs
– Massive bowl
– 1 zap strap/zip tie (elective)
Confer with images for visible instruction.
Minimize your items of material into circles. The quilt will likely be bigger than the case. I’ve left the measurements pretty massive, so you possibly can at all times reduce away further cloth if you find yourself with an excessive amount of.
Place your case into the massive bowl, so you possibly can simply add your filling into it.
Add your filling. Buckwheat hulls are ideally suited, however cut-up cloth scrap will just do effective too. I used a combination of each.
As soon as your case if full, gather the material on the edges and tie it along with string. Strive sitting on it to search out out if you would like kind of filling, and alter accordingly till you are blissful. As soon as happy, add a zipper tie for further energy (elective). When you have lots of further cloth, you possibly can reduce some away. I selected to go away it.
Now merely wrap your cowl round your crammed case: collect the material, and tie along with string. When you have lots of further cloth, you possibly can reduce some away. I selected to go away it. In the event you discover you possibly can really feel the knot of gathered cloth in your butt whenever you sit on the cushion, you have to so as to add further filling. I added further cloth scraps between my case and canopy to unravel that downside.
That is it! Get pleasure from your new meditation pillow! This can be used as a head pillow, yoga bolster, and many others.
Observe: a fair less complicated choice can be to discover a small pillow case and pillow cowl at a thrift retailer, and use these! No slicing or tying required!