Thank you very much for sharing your labor of love with the world! Like you, I have had years of discomfort that resulted in impeded breathing, aching feet/back, slouching etc. This made my practice rather distracting and left me somewhat uninspired. So, I realize how important an ideal posture is for meditation was well. With your amazing invention, I am simply motivated to meditate with my go-to seat daily, and we know how important consistency is!
After 20 years of meditation, I recently bought a seat from simplysitting and it's the first time in my life I've been truly comfortable. I have mild sciatica and my left leg would always go numb in any seated posture. I just accepted it as part of my Buddhist practice. Then I saw an ad for your seat and decided to try it. Now it's all I use. I travel five days a week and bring it with me to the hotel. I use it in my meditation room at home, and I bring it with me to the zendo each week. Thank you!
Every weekday I ride my bike to work, feed the crows and sit to meditate in the shade of this tree on the grassy knoll outside my workplace. The skate seat design is compact enough to fit in my pack and I experience a pleasant sense of satisfaction and gratitude in setting it up and putting it away every day. Thanks for helping to make my life more wonderful.
Amazing! Super comfortable. Beautifully sculpted. Work of art.
~Amazon.com review, February 15, 2018
I saw someone using it at a Vipassana retreat, and he recommended it. I can’t sit cross-legged anymore due to bursitis in hip joint. This bench is excellent, puts no strain on the back during meditation, keeps spine straight. Very light. It is certainly not money wasted.
~Amazon.com review, November 23, 2017
Bought as a gift for my wife. She loves it! She has found it comfortable and very easy to pack for travel.
~Amazon.com review, August 7, 2017
I just wanted to say thank you. I bought (a seat) for myself, but enough people liked it I am donating it to my Zen Center, so I needed to get one for myself again. It’s a great item that works well for people whose jobs make their spine a bit crooked. It makes sitting possible again with much less pain.
I have been using my sweet seat every day since I received it and I love it. It's far superior to all the other benches I've tried over the years. I've also adorned my wall with your poem "The Choice" as an inspiration for my practice. Thank you again for making such an awesome meditation tool.