I LOVE my silver Zabuton for a number of reasons- the first one is that it is the anchor for defining my meditation space. Build it...and they will come... build a meditation space...and you will sit ! From an aesthetic point of view this cushion is so soothing and calming to the eye- and so it literally whispers to me when I start talking myself out of sitting. I also love the Zabaton for my home yoga practice and also for my students who have tender knees. It is a fantastic support for under the buttocks - or under the knees. Thank you REAL THINGS!!!