Our Folding Meditation Bench is stable while in use, yet conveniently folds so you can easily take it with you to your group meditation or meditation retreat, making it our most popular bench. With folded legs, it easily slips into a backpack, suitcase or one of our beautiful bench bags. Heavy duty hinges connect the Alder hardwood legs to the Birch plywood top. The Folding Bench has a layer of foam and a layer of cotton batting, and is upholstered with your choice of cotton canvas or raw silk.
Made in the USA
Made in our family-owned shop in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California
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Please note that rather than being smooth and shinny, raw silk is soft and lightly textured.
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Regular: 5" in front and 6 1/4" back. Tall: 6" front 7 1/4" back
Regular: 5 5/8" at the tallest point. Tall: 6 1/2" at the tallest point.
Bench Top (including padding)
Approximately 7.5" x 18.5" x 2"
Leg Style - Angled or rounded?
The angled legs generally provide the meditator with greater support for the back to stay straight while staying relaxed. However, some customers prefer a rounded leg which lets the meditator use the bench at whatever tilt they choose. The rounded leg option is only available on the folding benches. You also have the option of ordering an extra set of legs in order to try which style works best for you. We have a number of customers that order both in order to switch back and forth from time to time. For more information see the meditation bench leg style video below.
We generally recommend the cotton upholstery for its strength and durability. The beautiful raw silk upholstery gives the bench a softer, more "luxurious" feel. Silk has also been said to insulate the meditator from subtle energies from the Earth, helping the meditation stay focused and uplifted.
Benches - Folded or standing?
Generally our customers prefer the folding bench because of the convenience and portability it offers. The folding legs make it easy to slip the bench into a backpack and bring it to a group meditation or to simply tuck it into a closet when you're done meditating. While our folding meditation benches are stable and strong, some customers prefer our standing bench on which the legs don't move, adding an extra degree of stability.
Legs - Tall or regular?
If you're in the 5'10" to 6' range or taller, we typically recommend the tall bench. The tall bench is also ideal for customers with knee problems, as it causes less compression because you are further off the ground. Keep in mind that everybody is different and these are only general guidelines based on what we've seen from past customers. We don't guarantee these guidelines will be applicable to everyone.
It can be hard to know which height and style of meditation bench will be right for you, therefore we offer the ability to order an extra set of bench legs. The extra legs can either be ordered when you order your bench or after the fact if you find that your bench doesn't quite fit. Extra leg sets are pre-drilled and simple to swap with the legs already on the bench. The replaced legs can then be returned for a refund of the purchase price (assuming they are in good condition).