Moonleap meditation mat
High quality two inch thick, foam core meditation mat
We use a two inch high quality, firm open cell foam in our meditation mats. We have found that this thickness is ideal for both cross leg sitting using our Moonleap cushions or for use in kneeling postures. Both sides of our mats can be placed face up and the cover is removable and washable. We use the same beautiful heavy weight, 100% cotton fabric that we use to make our cushions. This chunky twill fabric provides an ideal soft yet non-slipping surface ideal for a meditation mat.
Oversized to accommodate all
Our mats measure 36 inches by 30 inches which is larger than most meditation mats on the market. There is a certain satisfaction that comes with having plenty of room on your mat and not having your knees right on the edge. The depth of a mat is also important as we don’t want to have only half a cushion on the mat as this will tilt our support backwards. To ensure a consistent and setup we recommend both knees and entire cushion be located on the mat. If you are very tall and 36 inches is still not wide enough for you then please let us know and we can make you a custom mat.
Not too thick, not too thin
When making a meditation mat with a foam core we have found that mats thicker than two inches can become too squishy and the meditator may feel unstable. When a mat is too thick we have also seen a cushion will sink more than the knees and so extra height needs to be added under the cushion to compensate. When the mat is any thinner than two inches or a softer foam is used then the meditated may ‘bottom out’ and feel the contact with the floor.
Why is a good meditation mat important?
A suitable mat will not only cushion and stabilize the knees and or ankles during meditation, but it will also provide the right degree of friction so that the meditator does not gradually slide forward off their cushion. When we use a cushion on either a surface that is too hard or too slippery then we will not be able to fully relax down into our posture with no tension in the legs. When there is tension in the legs for long periods we will often find tension building in the rest of the body. What begins with a hard contact with the ground can spread as tension throughout the body especially when we are still relatively new to a sitting meditation practice. When we have pressure points in our posture where we are in contact with either our cushion or mat then we may unconsciously activate our muscles to pull that area up and away from the resulting discomfort. If this happens during meditation we are not finding a natural balance in our posture and any discomfort will become amplified further.