This meditation cushion was designed based on Dia's own sitting practice, gradually modifying it over the past several years. The goal was to ensure that the cushion provides plenty of support for both the pelvis and spine (hence the buckwheat hulls), that it be tall yet small enough to support blood flow to the legs, and finally, that it be aesthetically inviting.
The cover, a more recent design addition, has been added not only for aesthetic sensibility, but as an easy-to-wash protector for your cushion.
One important note is that this cushion has been designed to be sat on diagonally, kind of like a very comfortable bicycle seat. That way, it fully supports the sit bones and base of the spine, while allowing for optimal blood flow to the legs.
The circular pattern that resembles a Sun, is in fact Dia’s understanding of and depiction of ‘Consciouness’, as in Universal Consciousness. It represents the idea that the Universe itself is in fact Conscious, and that all things of material form are mere representations of this Universal Consciousness. Humans themselves are sensate projections of this Consciousness, radiating out from it, and experiencing and learning from the ‘reality’ we are perceiving. And then, when our time is over, we are simply ‘reabsorbed’ to this Sphere of Consciousness.
You Are Here
On all of her circular designs, Dia tends to stitch one stitch a different colour. This is intended to represent the individual within the collective. It is to remind you that you are a unique and one of a kind being, while at the same time, you are a part of a collective and really nothing all that special. It’s meant to instill some level of grounding and perspective in this overwhelming world.