The Pi Meditation Bench is a simple kneeling bench that offers greater comfort during meditation. The design is so unique, you'll wonder why nobody thought of it before now. Now it's available in a folding version for easier transport.
As with the original Pi Bench, the feet are located in the center of the bench where they will not impede your ability to comfortably place your legs under the bench. There is no border on the outer ends of the bench to impinge on your calves. Yet, the feet are far enough apart at the center to create a stable platform for your meditation posture.
Rounded on the ends, the feet can be set in an infinite number of positions so that you can place the bench at the perfect angle for your comfort. The height of the bench combined with this feature creates a comfortable sitting posture for anyone.
The bench is hand made from select hardwoods and finished with a durable lacquer coat. The wood color can vary from a warm honey ash to natural oak color. Each bench has distinct wood grain and markings making this uniquely your bench.
This product is made in Wisconsin, USA.
- Dimensions: 18" wide by 7" deep by 7-1/4" high
- Weight: 5 Pounds
- Maximum Weight Supported: 250 Pounds
- Solid metal mechanism secures legs for sitting meditation
- Made from durable select hardwoods
- Durable lacquer coat finish
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I tried a lot of meditation positions and benches before getting the original Pi. I can't sit crosslegged very long no matter how many cushions I use and I couldn't get comfortable for long periods in a chair. I tried three different seiza benches before purchasing a Pi. It is my absolute favorite and I recently bought the Pi to Go so I can have my bench with me when I travel. It folds fairly flat for packing and is sturdy enough for me at 175 lbs when unfolded. I read a review that said a downside of the Pi was that it was a little slippery to sit on. I'm OK with sitting without a cushion as I got used to the finished wood surface after a while. For longer sits, I took a thin yoga mat and cut a custom cushion that solved the slippery issue as well as provide a little extra comfort. I would have saved myself a few bucks if I would have tried the Pi earlier on in my search for the perfect bench, and I have no reservations in recommending this to anyone else either looking for a bench to try or wanting a replacement. Be well.
The best zazen bench made! And it folds for easy transport. Mahalo!
This bench is very comfortable when used together with a folded blanket under the shins & knees. The bodily position it supports is nicely conducive to peaceful focus. The bench is built firmly in a high-quality way. The collapsible feet are a nice feature: they allow you to store the bench when not in use or pack it in a suitcase. I am very happy with it. If a friend were looking for a meditation seat, I would recommend this one.
Bench is very nice and well made, and surprisingly study. The one improvement I would suggest is to offer some models that are one and two inches taller, as I am over 6 feet, with long legs and pretty big feet, and these benches are a bit snug for me. Otherwise, very nicely made product.