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Perfect Makes Practice The Walden cushion set By Thomas Bender Regardless of your opinion, it's hard to avoid the popularity of mindful exercises like meditation, yoga, and zen practices over the last few years. It's not hard to imagine why, either, in a world increasingly fraught with stress- inducing news and the delivery of that news to everyone, everywhere, instantly. And while part of the beauty of these practices is their freedom and flexibility, investing in the right accessories can actually help develop a practice! Walden, named after the famed Massachusetts pond, but based in New York, offers just the right accouterments for meditators. They are hyper-focused on providing the perfect cushions and mats for a seated practice and they have pulled out all the stops along the way. The Walden Cushion Set pairs a zafu (the round cushion for your behind) with a heavily padded mat and helps create a much more comfortable meditating experience. I've tried piling up couch cushions, blankets, sitting in chairs, breaking out the yoga mat, and several other techniques to accommodate long sitting sessions, but using the Walden was the first time that I really felt physically comfortable. The thick disk zafu is filled with natural buckwheat that creates a dense but pliable filling. It's topped with a gel-infused layer of memory foam to contour to your derriere. Those materials are then wrapped in a water-resistant, anti-microbial shell that is smooth, thick, and pleasing to the touch. The shell feels like something you might find on a fancy insulated weatherproof coat, and it's removable when it needs to be cleaned. That same outer shell covers the padded mat, which is about twice as long as the cushion and provides welcome comfort for your ankles and feet when seated. The mat is a good inch thick, and not designed

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