A traditional Zafu meditation cushion, the Yoga Accessories Zafu is available as a round or crescent-shaped cushion with pleated sides. Each zafu has a sturdy handle sewn tightly on one side. The cushion raises the hips, making the entire range of cross-legged sitting positions more stable and comfortable. They are useful for maintaining correct Yoga seated postures. Keeping comfortable during meditation as well as the ability to provide a complaint passive support for hip joints, minimizing the stress on all areas of the body that might need support. Zafus are great for lotus, half lotus, and Burmese style sitting meditation .Great for beginners and advanced yoga practitioners alike, yoga poses, meditation, decorating your couch or bed, relaxing in your home, or even as a sleep aid for spine, neck, and limb support.