The use of a yoga meditation bench can make your meditation easier. If you have bad knees a tall one will provide you with a lot of benefits.
Even the simple use of a meditation bench with a cushion can improve your focus. problem is just to find the best meditation bench for your situation and physical condition.
It is hard to tell you what the best meditation bench is because it depends on your situation. If you like to take it with you a folding meditation bench is maybe the best option. A bench is somewhat personal and you need to pay attention to what people write about it especially if you are taller or smaller than average. There are many meditation bench plans available.
We have tried to do these meditation bench reviews as thoroughly as possible.
Read all our meditation bench reviews
Compared to the meditation pillow reviews we did a bench is more stable and will improve the way you sit. There are benches in a variety of styles, sizes, colors, and even dual heights available. All meditation benches we reviewed here have a 4-star rating or higher.
Meditation bench dual height and padded
Available in 3 sizes and 13 colors. All 3 sizes have the option to use on the lower or higher part of the bench
- Small for 5ft-6 and under
- Medium for most people up to about 6ft-1
- Large for people with long legs or who are less flexible in their knees or hips
- The seat is about 7 x 17 inches
This bench got a high number of 4 and 5-star ratings. There was someone who was very tall and the seller built him a custom bench at a somewhat higher price. The customer service is very good according to many users of this bench.
All wood used for this bench comes from FSC-certified suppliers. The legs are made of Pine and the seat is from Baltic Birch plywood. Both sustainable wood products
Our Rating: 4.6
IKUKO wooden meditation bench
This wooden meditation bench can be used in two ways. The higher side or the lower side.
- height is about 7″
- Lower-part is about 5″
- Detachable legs
- Organic cotton bag for transportation
Available in dark brown and natural wood this Ikuko meditation bench received 91% 4 and 5 stars on many sites we found information on this IKUKO bench.
My guess, after reading a lot of comments, is that if you are under 5’8″ this might be a little too high for you. This is maybe what can be considered a tall meditation bench.
The most praised were the quality and the overall design. the curved seat and its angle of it in combination with the used materials made it possible for many people to use it for over an hour with no problem.
Our Rating: 4.5
Folding meditation bench with folding legs
This bench is tilted and the difference in height between the front and back is 1 inch. The seat is 8 x 18 inches and which is about the standard size.
The total height is 9 inches at the highest and 8 inches at the lower point.
The folding option of this bench makes it a nice portable meditation bench for taking with you.
- Height between 9 and 8 inches
- Sitting surface 8 x 18 inches
- 6 colors
- Hinged legs
Most of the time I am a little concerned about hinged legs but for this meditation bench, I have not found many complaints about them.
Seen some remarks that it is not too good for tall people but other ones mentioned no problems with it.
Our Rating: 4.4
Ronin meditation bench review
This bench is portable, folding, and made of Walnut wood. Hand-finished with a natural lavender beeswax coating.
- Height between 6-5/16 and 6-13/16 inches.
- Seat size is 12 inches wide and 4-1/4 inches deep
- Magnets to keep the legs in place
- Easy to travel with
The Ronin meditation bench is probably the most known bench and this is reflected in the average reviews we found for this bench. It is however not the bench for everyone. The seat is fairly hard to sit on and it is definitely something to get used to for longer mediation sessions. The quality is mentioned many times as being a piece of great craftsmanship and the finish with the lavender and beeswax smells great.
This is a true Zen meditation bench and looks great in your house even as just a piece of furniture.
Read some remarks about the hinges opening a little easily, but that was just a small complaint.
Our Rating: 4.7
Economy meditation bench with fixed legs
This is a very simple but for many people affordable meditation bench. The legs are fixed so that makes it not easy to take with you. The used wood is Poplar and it is finished with a clear coating. Like most meditation benches this one is also slightly slanted.
- seat is 18 x 7 inches
- The highest point is 7.5 inches
- The lowest point is 6.5 inches
- Poplar wood
- Very sturdy
This is a very simple but effective meditation bench. Not portable so if you need to travel with your bench this is not the one. Some people mentioned that they were not sure if they would use a bench a lot and went for this economy version and say they are very happy with it and will not spend money on a more expensive bench. My opinion is that you do not know what the difference is until you tried one. But if this works it is great.
Our Rating: 4.7
How to choose a meditation bench
After reading all our meditation bench reviews you might still not know how to pick the right one for you. That is why we have some tips to help you.
The right height is important because this will have a big impact on the curve of your back while sitting. The height is very important if you are looking for a kneeling meditation bench or a meditation bench for bad knees as you can understand.
- Too low will make you lean forward too much and lose energy
- Too high will make you lean backward and this will cause tension in your back
In general, the rule is that the taller you are the higher your bench should be.
The pitch of your seat
The way your seat is pitched or slanted will determine the angle of your pelvis.
The best is to sit as upright as you can. The rest of your body most of the time follows your pelvis so this is an important thing to think about.
Video I found to help you find a video on YouTube that might help you more in finding the right mediation bench for your posture.
If you think that a Meditation cushion is a better option have a look at the best meditation cushion on Amazon. We tried to share the best meditation bench amazon sells and reviewed it here to help you find the one that fits your needs. it is not easy to advise on this subject. Some people think it is easy to use one of the folding meditation plans and make one themself. Others prefer to buy one online that is made and ready to go. Feel free to leave your opinion about meditation benches, pillows, and more in the comments.
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