Our meditation backrests are designed to help you stay in an upright position during long periods of meditation. The Zen chairs are angled so that you are comfortably supported with a straight spine. If you prefer to be in a very upright position we recommend that you purchase the carefully shaped Zen Cushion, an accessory to the backrest. Zen Chairs for meditation come in two styles: the Ashram Zen is a folding backrest, great for carrying to and from venues; the Original Zen is a non folding version and is perfect for venues that provide seating for group participants and meditators. The Original Zen stacks easily and is lighter than the Ashram.