If you are spending a lot of time on any cushion it's likely you will have to experiment and tweak your support over time to find something that's really going to suit your body shape and posture. The Moonleap cushion has been designed to provide the ability to create a support that matches closely our ever changing bodies and evolving meditation postures.
Adjusting cushion firmness
After a few months of use you may find your cushion loses a little of its original firmness. This is due to an initial small stretch in the fabric. To create a firmer cushion you can add more stuffing from the spare husk supplied and, if necessary, carefully compact the husk into the body of the cushion using a wooden spoon or similar blunt tool.
Reducing pressure on the coccyx
If the support at the rear of the cushion is too steep causing pressure on the coccyx we recommend removing some spelt from the top cushion and tighten the bounding strap firmly so that the stuffing cannot quickly return to this part of the top cushion. Every once in a while it may be necessary to pat or shake out the husk from this area into the legs of the top cushion, if support at the rear of the cushion is not desired.
Cushion leg supports
The leg supports are designed to distribute weight to the outsides of the legs and away from the Sciatic nerves and muscles directly below the pelvic bones . If these supports are too far under the legs this may cause discomfort. Once you are sat on the cushion, try pulling the leg supports up and out until the desired weight distribution is achieved.
Experimenting with the relative height of the inner and outer cushions
Tightness in the chest or fatigue and pain in the back can be a result from a pelvis that is tipped too far forward or too far back and/or a pelvis that is not high enough relative to the knees. Experimenting with a folded towel or blanket placed under the center cushion, or the outer cushions, or under both will help you create a support that works for your unique anatomy and posture. We will be creating additional height raisers for our shop that fasten to the cushion making it easier to move around. However, if you don't have to move your cushion frequently a more improvised solution will probably work fine for you if you require a higher support.