Float Meditation Cushion by Zmind

Ergonomically Designed Seating Cushion to aid with Prolonged Meditation

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Float is ergonomically designed to help its users find the proper posture for meditation. CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY and enter for a chance to get yours for FREE! 🙂

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Maoz Z.
Maoz Z.
Jul 20, 2022

Never understood meditation actually… but this makes sitting look easyer, that's for sure.

BE A.
BE A.
Jul 18, 2022

I think I might use this for more than just meditation, since I sit like this all the time. I can't help but wonder if it would fit in my office chair, hahah.

Stephanie S.
Stephanie S.
Jul 17, 2022

I backed this project!  Awesome idea, and something that has long been needed.

Yew F. L.
Yew F. L.
Jul 16, 2022

Seems to be good tool to start/learn sitting properly.

adam a.
adam a.
Jul 14, 2022

At first I didn’t really get the idea, but after reading the explanation, totally made sense. Good job 

Karen Y.
Karen Y.
Jul 13, 2022

This looks really useful, but I'm not good with sitting cross-legged (immediate numbing) so I'll pass on this TT

Matt @ BackerClub
Matt @ BackerClub
Jul 6, 2022

It is a neat design guys! Check out the giveaway! 

EMMANUEL C.
EMMANUEL C.
Jul 2, 2022

Great design 

Steph L.
Steph L. Edited on Jul 1, 2022
Jul 1, 2022

Proudly Canadian :) Great design and innovative idea! Good work! Those shipping fees though :-/

Campaign Info

 

Welcome to the best meditation experience of your life!

Say goodbye to discomfort and hello to support.

The Float Meditation Cushion is ergonomically designed to help its users find the proper posture for meditation. It positions the body, to eliminate wear and tear on muscles, joints, and bones. This allows you to focus on your inner journey.

 

Traditional cushions have changed very little over the ages and have many drawbacks. For example, they don't support sitting for long periods of time. They offer no spinal support, leading to curvature of the lower back and rounding of the shoulders. They provide no support to the legs or feet, causing compression in the joints which can result in discomfort and pain.

Float was designed to relieve all these pain points.

The result is a unique solution for both beginners and experienced meditators.

 

Seated Position  

Float supports legs, hips, and thighs to help create proper body alignment when meditating in a seated position. Float raises the hips slightly, preventing the compression of nerves and blood vessels in the legs. The result is a more comfortable experience allowing you to focus on your mindfulness.

 

Seiza Position     

The Float cushion provides versatility in multiple positions. While sitting in Seiza, with the legs tucked underneath the body, the downward sloping design provides relief from back pain. With the posture aligned, the body tall, and the joints decompressed, the abdominal core is strengthened.

 

What Makes a Float?

Float reimagines the meditation cushion. With Float, ancient practice meets innovative modern design. The revolutionary, ergonomic Float cushions and cradles the body.

Float is made of high-quality moulded foam with just the right density to keep its shape for long-lasting use. 

The hollow cut-out serves as an easy-to-use handle to make transporting Float a breeze. 

For even more comfort, Float comes with an additional back extension.

Take Float with you anywhere for a better, meditation experience.

Fabric Details

Float is made with furniture grade 100% polyester fabric with a micro-suede texture and water repellent coating. 

We tested the fabric's resistance to abrasion and water to ensure it to be highly resistant to both.

The polyester fabric has been tested for 2.5 hrs with the Martindale Abrasion Test with 250g weight heads and passed.

The cloth is super durable, stain and water-resistant, and easy to clean. 

 

 
 

High-Quality Foam

Each cushion is individually moulded with 100% polyurethane foam. It has been tested at a rating of 85 – medium soft – from the Foam Shore Durometer. It is produced to withstand force and provide consistent support while being soft to the touch.

 

 
 

Cushion Sizing

The biggest challenge throughout our design process is determining the size to fit every end user. Our goal drives us to pay a lot of attention on how the cushion helps support the body with the best fit for prolonged meditation.

Not everyone sits the same way while meditating and we are of all different sizes and body types. Definitely, there is no “one size fits all” solution.

In order to address this scenario, we have constructed two cushion prototypes, each in a different size; one will fit most petite-sized body shape under 140lbs (small) and another bigger one, as featured in our video, will fit up to 220lbs (medium).

We have on the ‘drawing board’, a size that will fit up to 300lbs and we’ll need help with sponsors’ funding to create this more generous-sized version.

In addition, as per advice by Dr. Mana, we have created a removable back support as demonstrated in his video. This is by no means finalized as we are still doing more tests with its overall shape and how it will fit the cushion for ease of use.

Another area of improvement we are experimenting on is the seat height. Some of our testers want to sit a bit higher and request the option of a pad on top of the seat to raise their meditating position.

Gathering of the many helpful assessments challenges us to study and incorporate optional accessories into our final design. We look forward to creating a complete meditating cushion system with its clean lines and fulfilling the ease of use objective so every end user can get the best meditation on our Zmind Float meditation cushion.

 

 Don't just take our word for it

Meditating with Float is an experience like no other. Your posture is so comfortable that you can stay in position for longer periods. We asked 4 meditation experts to test out Float. Here’s what they had to say. 

"The material is comfortable (good feel to the skin) and the stitching is very clean and crisp. Great design on keeping a flat base as I see people sliding this around the floor so it won't scratch or snag on any surfaces. I think your team has found the perfect shape for a one-size-fits-all. For someone that has a heftier bottom, I found this to be very comfortable." – Brian Chan @bchanwarrior

 

"The quality of this meditation chair is one of the best I've used. Not only does it provide ample legroom, but it also comes with back support which is essential for me in my meditation practice. I love it!" –  Travis Schumacher of Healing Vibrations Media

 

“I am deeply in love with this seat and have been finding myself using it often. My favourite part is the density of it, it really is firm but not too firm and I don't feel sore from sitting in it which is something I struggle with as a thinner-bodied person, sitting for long periods cross-legged tends to hurt my sitting bones.” – Yoga with Bird

 

Endorsement by Dr. Mana, Advisor for Ergonomics  

 

 

People Behind the Campaign      

Ron Tsang is the Founder of Shape Products, a Red Dot winning industrial design firm from Toronto, Canada. Ron is an Emmy award-winner and owns many design patents. He has been designing comfort & wellness products for over 30 years. He has provided innovative designs for U.S. and Canadian clients like Homedics, Helen of Troy & ObusForme. He also creates massage products for Medisana in Germany, and Ogawa in Asia and his products have been widely distributed globally. Many of them sold in millions of units. Ron brings a wealth of experience in product design, human factors, material selections and manufacturing connection to the Zmind Float Meditation Cushion project.

 

Derek Mauricette is the Founder of Resolve Life Management, a health and wellness company created to help individuals resolve to live a stress reduced, balanced lifestyle. As a graduate of McMaster University, Derek started his own health and wellness journey working in the big box gyms. Realizing that he could be of better service by nurturing client relationships, providing them with more quality personal and sport specific training, Fascial Stretch Therapy, and Youth Mentorship, he founded Resolve Life Management. With over 20 years of experience as a Certified Canadian Fitness Professional, Derek has worked with athletes from the NHL, NBA, CFL, Division I Colleges, St Kitts and Nevis National Women’s Soccer Team and hundreds of the general population seeking to live a healthier, pain-free lifestyle.

 

Dr. Salim Mana, DC is a sports Chiropractor in Durham Region. He practices out of Central Health Rehab and Altona Healthcare. He is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College in 2017. He provides a variety of treatment options to help support the diverse needs of his patients. He has an extensive background in athletics and understands the mechanics of each sport. He develops return to sport treatment plans to help his athletes transition back to optimal performance. He is certified in functional movement taping, soft tissue release, custom-made orthotics, medical acupuncture and sports rehabilitation. He has special interests in chronic pain, spinal mechanics and sports performance.

 

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