best meditation chairs

In my list of the best meditation chairs, I’ve included all the best meditation seats for you based on your individual needs.

Meditation chairs are one of the most important types of furniture to buy [READ: Best Yoga Furniture]. Meditation chairs are so important because they help you be in the right position for meditation. This is vital because if you do not sit with good posture, you could seriously hurt your knees and back.

When you sit for hours on end, you can gravely injure your spine. And if you think that this has already started to happen, you need to make some changes.

Start by getting yourself a good cushion [READ: The Best Cushions]

At the same time, you will want to get one of the best meditation chairs because these will help you to sit correctly during practice.

 

8 Best Meditation Chairs:

1: Alexia 

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The Alexia seat is the best meditation chair for home if you are looking to create a Zen room.

When you’re looking to buy a meditation chair, comfort is the top priority. This one is so comfortable that you will never want to leave it. It is custom-built exclusively for your sitting practice, and it provides everything you need from a seat. You can feel it supporting your body in the right places, and because of that support, it is effortless to get comfortable. This is one of the very best meditation chairs back-support wise.

On the negative: This is one of the larger seats and is not for travel. It is a permanent piece of furniture to be put in your studio and left there, rather than taking to retreats.

One of the best things about this seat is that there are lots of colour options and you can also get it in vegan-friendly materials, which is an excellent thing as we all know how important it is to love and support nature.

If you’re looking for an ergonomic meditation chair with back support, this is a great choice.

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2: Back Jack Floor Chair

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This is one of the best meditation chairs to buy if you’re going on a retreat.

When you’re looking to buy a chair, floor chairs are a good option. They offer the same support while also being incredibly portable. You can quickly put this one in your car whenever you go to a retreat or on a hike. It’s also lightweight and small.

The Back Jack Floor Chair’s ergonomic design makes it perfect if you have back problems.  And some people have said that using these doesn’t just prevent you from feeling back pain but helps to cure back problems.

However, this ergonomic meditation chair can be a little rickety, and its minimalist design won’t serve as a focal point in your studio

That said, this is one of the most reliable options and offers excellent support.

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3: Buddha Bliss  

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The Friends Of Buddha was specifically designed to make Satsang (sacred gathering) and retreats more comfortable. Naturally, when you are at a retreat, you need an excellent seat, one you can sit in for extended periods.

Another reason why this is one of the best meditations chairs is that it is very easy to travel with. The Buddha Bliss is fully foldable, so you can easily squeeze it in the back of your car.

It is ideal for people under 5 foot 9 (which sadly means it is not suitable for me, at 5 foot 11). If you’re looking for a meditation chair with back support for tall people, this might not be ideal.

As a bonus, it comes with a small and firm cushion.

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 4: Mulu 

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The Mulu one isn’t necessarily a meditation chair. It is also great for office, home, or pretty much anywhere. You can use it for sitting or lying down, and the cushion is remarkably comfortable. It’s great for travelling with too.

It features six different positions and can even be laid down completely flat so you can lie on it.  Design-wise it looks subtle and modern if that’s your style, and the reinforced steel means it is plenty durable enough. It also has a removable cover so you can wash it easily if you spill your smoothie on it.

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5: ZEN COMFORT MEMORY FOAM S 

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This non-slip memory foam cushion helps to cradle your hips for better posture. It features a unique design with a centre that is shaped like a bowling pin. This bowling-pin space in the middle increases ventilation to stop the cushion from getting too hot. So, if you don’t like a warm bootie, you’ll love this.

It is particularly helpful for “relief for Prostate, Hemorrhoid, Sciatica, Hip, Lower & Upper Back, Tailbone, Pregnancy Pain.” So if you have any of those conditions, this is the best meditation chair to buy.

As you can see from the image, you can also place this seat in a wheelchair, which is perhaps its most unique feature.

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6: Gaiam  Rattan 

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This is one of the best luxury seats. And it’s made by the very highly respected Gaiam.

The Gaiam Rattan has a rattan base with a tall back, meaning it is ideal for tall people. It’s an ergonomically designed with back support, and there is lots of room for those of us who need little more space. The cotton cushion is incredibly comfortable, and there’s enough space to sit in lotus position.

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Beautiful

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Expensive

7: Friends Of Meditation 

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Designed by a registered yoga teacher and Osho facilitator, this large meditation chair (with an even larger name) fits people up to 6 foot 2 inches, which makes it one of the best choices for taller people.

This Osho chair is very comfortable and makes it easier to sit in the lotus position. I find this much more comfortable than a wooden chair. If you have back pain, you will find this seat very beneficial, especially with its additional backrest, which offers lower back support.

As a nice bonus, it comes with a complimentary bag for travelling, and it is fully foldable. All in all, this is one of the best meditation seats for taller people and those who like to travel.

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8: Xotic Seagrass  

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The Xotic Seagrass Meditation Yoga chair looks beautiful and has a unique design that sets it apart from the pack. It is curved with extra space for the feet and knees when you want to sit in the lotus position. It’s also low enough that you can cross your ankles on the ground when you sit if you prefer that position.

This is one of the best meditation chairs visually. The only slight drawback is that it doesn’t have a lot of fabric selections.

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9: Giantex 14 Position Floor Chair

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This is a good floor chair for meditation and is available in black, brown, grey, pink, purple and tan. It is adjustable but is not easy to transport. It offers fourteen different positions and is in my experience one of the most comfortable meditation chairs.  

Unfortunately you do have to spot clean it because the cover is made from flannel fabric. The one big drawback with it is that you have to lay it flat for storage and transportation.  It does offer some of the best back supports of any chair and is great for keeping at home.   

10: Ashan Yoga Seat Strap

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The Ashan Yoga Seat Strap is available in blue and purple, foldable and easy to transport. It is definitely  one of the most unique chairs in this list  and is great for reducing knee pain when meditating for long times.  

The band in the chair supports the back, which stretched to your feet while you’re sitting in lotus position. You can also strap it to your back so you can carry it to meditation retreats. The one negative is that it isn’t as comfortable if you have bad back pain. Plus, it’s not the best meditation chair for large people.

 

 

11: DRAGONN ergonomic kneeling chair

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The Dragonn ergonomic kneeling chair says in the product description that it is the best chair for improving meditation positions and reducing slouching.  They specifically state that it is a good substitution for your regular office chair.   

The product is great for performing seiza meditation positions, although do be warned that it has wheels so you might find yourself sliding about a bit.

Zen’s Bamboo floor chair

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This Zen floor chair is brown and white with a classic look. It is quite limited compared to other options in this list. For instance, it is not foldable and is not easy to transport.  But I do find it excellent for low sitting, and the covers are removable and washable.

I included it in this list of the best meditation chairs because I love it for sitting low and it has good back support, but because it is not adjustable there are not many poses you can do in it. It’s an elegant floor lounger if you want to keep it in the same place, but it is not easy to carry.  

LZ Leisure Zone Adjustable Floor Chair

Merax Adjustable 5-Position Folding Floor Chair Lazy Sofa Cushion Gaming Chair Coffee

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The LZ Leisure Zone Adjustable Floor Chair is available in orange and coffee and is easy to transport.  It is a very plush chair that I personally do find very comfortable and it is easy to carry around.

This is a great chair for the meditation room, with 5 adjustable positions and the ability to lie it flat when you want it tuck it away. Lumbar support is good although some of the other meditation chairs in this list are better.

 This isn’t the easiest floor lounger to clean because you can’t remove the cover and instead you need to spot clean it, which is a chore.

 

 

WAYTRIM Adjustable Indoor Chair

WAYTRIM Indoor Adjustable Floor Chair 5-Position Folding Padded Kids Gaming Sofa Chair, Perfect for Meditation, Reading, TV Watching, Blue

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This one comes in coffee, blue and grey and is foldable and easy to transport, meaning you can take it on retreat with you.

The filling is made from recycled cotton and the cover from cotton and linen.  

I find this to be one of the best chairs for back support on the lumbar and the fact that it is foldable makes it easy to carry around. Plus, it comes with six adjustable positions so you can find the perfect position for you. The one slight setback is the lack of memory foam.  

On the negative side, some people have said that it is not very supportive if you’re on the larger side.

NNEWVANTE Adjustable Floor Chair

Floor Chair Adjustable NNEWVANTE Back Support Chair Foldable Mediation Seating Suede-Like Fabric Multiangle Cushioned Recliner for Adults Kids Video-Gaming Reading Watching, Navy

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This one is foldable, easy to carry, can be used for multi purposes, and is available in green, blue and pink.

The NNEWVANTE adjustable floor chair offers ergonomic back support and five different positions so you can recline in it. I find this one very easy to clean because the cover can be removed, and from reviews it seems that it is as good for kids as for adults. The one drawback is that you can’t sit on it crossed-legged—well, I can’t, anyway.

 

 

Best Choice Products Home Adjustable 14 Position Memory Foam Chair

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The Birdrock floor chair comes in brown, blue, grey, eggplant and orange and is foldable but not easy to carry on retreats.  

The seat has 14 seating positions. It looks posh and is made from plush fabric and chopped memory foam filling, which I personally find incredibly comfortable.

What I find strange is that despite the fact that it has 14 different sitting positions it cannot be folded in such a way as to make it easily storable. You have to lay it flat instead, which makes it difficult to carry around.

It does have good back support for meditation and can be used for other purposes too. Some people say that it is not as big as the product description suggests.  

Overall, I like the look of it and the back support is excellent, but it’s a shame that it can’t be folded.

 

Benefits of Meditation Chairs: Back Support & More

Meditation chairs are one of the essential tools for your studio.

In my guide to creating a room for mindfulness, I recommended that you get both a meditation seat and cushion. Both are reasonably inexpensive items, and both will do wonders for you.

Why?

Well, let me ask you: Have you ever tried meditating on the bus?

I take the bus everywhere because I love to help the environment. And I always meditate on the bus because it is a challenge. The discomfort makes it difficult to relax, and the other passengers make it hard to focus. 

A good seat does the opposite. Good ones have back support that is specifically designed to support proper posture so you can find your Zen.  

It’s crucial to be comfortable when meditating; otherwise, you will not focus properly (especially if you’re using specific sitting positions, like those in Zazen).

Put simply: Get a good seat so you can sit comfortably and focus. 

One of the risks is that you will damage your spine by sitting with bad posture. This won’t happen if you have the right support.

When you get a good chair, two good things will happen.

Firstly, it will help you to sit with proper posture. This helps to support your body and to prevent injury. This is significant for people who sit when meditating.  And it’s one of the main reasons why a good seat with back support is essential.

Secondly, a good seat will stop you fidgeting, so you can focus.

Regardless of the design, fabric, colour, and other aesthetic choices, comfort and focus are paramount. You will know that a chair is inadequate when it does not achieve those two things.

When you buy a chair, make sure it offers excellent spinal support and helps you to focus. When you sit in it you should feel relaxed; not tired, not lazy, but comfortable and focused.

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Meditation Chair Buying Tips

When you buy a meditation chair, consider these things:

Conclusion

Thanks to the very talented manufacturers on this list, there are lots of options no matter what you’re looking for.

When you buy meditation chairs, always remember that the most critical things are that it offers excellent support for your body and that it helps you focus. All the ones we’ve looked at in this list will do precisely that. 

You might also like to read my guide to the best yoga chairs.

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5 Responses

  1. I’m with Samuel CP: I want the one at the top!

    But also, my knees are becoming a problem. Do you recommend one over the other for bad knees?

    1. Hi Virgina
      This is very interesting you say about bad knees – have you found a solution?
      I also have bad knees & would like something with good support.
      Please let me know, thank you
      Tom

  2. Hi Paul. Thanks for your research on meditation chairs and with this list above.
    The chair I’m most interested in from your article is the one pictured at the opening to your article but is not featured in the list nor is there a link for where to find it. Besides looking perfectly comfortable for my liking, the aesthetic is just what I’m looking for in a meditation chair. Would you please forward me information as to where I can find this chair and learn more about it? Best regards, Enoka

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