Ergonomic Seat Cushion

Item# 08-0478
$40.00

Sit up straight!

Gift wrapping available
Quantity:
Availability:
Print

Sit up straight and strong at your desk, in the car or at home with this portable Ergonomic Seat Cushion. A full 3½" of comfortable CFC-free memory foam molds to your shape as it signals your pelvic muscles to align correctly. China.

Ergonomic Seat Cushion Features:
  • Naturally aligns spine simply by sitting on it
  • Contour seat design requires pelvic muscles to be straight
  • CFC-free memory foam cushion is 3½" thick
  • Over time, can give the appearance of more toned muscles
Print

16"L x 12"W x 3½"H

Print
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 61 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lower Back Pain GONE I have two, major (major) lower disc issues -- so sitting in ANY office chair (no matter how ergodynamic it's supposed to be) for any length of time causes SEVERE lower back pain which then radiates down the back of both legs. I've tried EVERY kind of chair and back support known to mankind -- but this seat cushion WORKS!!!  The key? You MUST use it as shown (with the split facing the back of the chair) and you MUST place it at the  VERY FRONT of your chair and allow it to "tip you forward" a bit. You'll adjust to this angle within a short time (doing so shifts your weight onto your thighs).  Literally ALL pressure on your spine is GONE and GONE.  When used as I've described, the difference is felt IMMEDIATELY and it LASTS ALL DAY LONG.  I've spend hundreds and HUNDREDS  of dollars over a period of TWO YEARS on all KINDS of support devices and what-nots with absolutely no relief -- and was JUST ABOUT to purchase a pricey saddle-style chair when I found this chair pad and thought, "Let me try just ONE MORE pad to see if this works". I truly cannot believe this under $50 item has COMPLETELY CHANGED my ability to  work comfortably at my desk job. I'm not a whack-a-do,  I'm a 55 year old professional and I do not typically swoon over a product; but it is NOT an exaggeration to say this chair pad (used as described) has literally CHANGED MY LIFE.  Have lower back issues?  Buy this product!!! August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by It works! First seat cushion I've found wih the spine/coccyx cutout that actually suspends the tailbone above the surface of the chair. And it didn't smell bad so don't know what some of the commenters are talking about. Lower back pain was gone this am after using it at work all day yesterday in my "sit down" job. I'll be ordering one for my home office! Thank you Gaiam!! May 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Can't believe the relieve My husband has had back problems for years. He recently had both knees replaced and his back got worse from laying in bed and then doing all the leg exercises for rehab. He went back to work and just riding the 30 miles to and from work was horrible on his back. I bought this seat cushion for him and the 2nd day he had it he had to do 2 120 mile round trips and his back didn't bother him at all. He used it all week and no back problems. On Saturday he rode 30 miles into town with me in my car and before we got to town, his back was hurting. I am ordering a second pillow for the car so that he always has one to sit on. This pillow is amazing and I recommend it to all who have back problems. August 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally, a winner! I've been using this cushion for 3 months now, and I think I've finally found a winner. I've tried other posture-correcting cushions at my desk and computer, but I haven't had the the success that I've had with this one. It sits high, which keeps my shoulders down and relaxed (also great because I have long legs). It's soft enough to keep my sit bones from getting uncomfortable. And, most importantly, it keeps my spine and neck in good alignment. It may take a little while for each individual to find the right balance and position, but once found, it's great. This is the most comfortable that I've ever felt sitting at my desk for long periods. June 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! I have had a spinal cord injury for the last ten years as a result of a car accident... I decided to order this seat to use in the car to minimize the grinding of my sit bones. I am happy to say this product has reduced pain and I am completely satisfied with this purchase.... May 19, 2011
2 3 4 5 ... 12 next>>
Print
(12 Questions : 45 Answers)

Product Q&A

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
« Back
 
I am wondering how far back I should place the cushion to ensure I'm sitting on it properly. Should the back part of it come to the end of my bum, or should it be placed differently? Thank you!!
2 years, 6 months ago
+1point
1out of 1found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0

Answers

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
Answer: 
IMPORTANT!  Put the pad AS CLOSE TO THE FRONT OF THE SEAT as possible -- allow it to "tip you forward" a bit.  I used the pad incorrectly for a few days and was in severe back pain, as usual.  Then I read another (older) review and followed their advice.  Ensure the spit part of the cushion is facing the back of the chair, then place it right on the beginning edge of the front of the seat. You WILL adjust to this angle within short order -- trust me, this has relieved ALL my lower back pain after two YEARS of trying EVERYTHING I  could find -- this WORKS!
7 months ago
by
Charlotte, NC, USA
Read all my Q&A
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
Answer: 
I just wiggled around a little until I felt right, I don't think there is any other way to know because I think it just depends of the size and height of the peson, I am short and so the first positioning I did was sat it on the edge of the chair to make sure my feet were flat on the floor and from there I just leaned a little to each side and then I felt straight. Hope this helps.
2 years, 4 months ago
by
Grand Rapids, MI
Read all my Q&A
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Best Answer
BEST ANSWER
Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
Answer: 
Place it so that your tail bone is centered over the cut out.
2 years, 5 months ago
by
Tampa, FL
Read all my Q&A
+3points
3out of 3found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes3No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Number One Contributor
Number One Contributor
Answer: 
The position is going to be different of everyone you want to scoot back until you feel your sits bones nestle into the contour of the cushion if your petite it might not be all the way to the back.
2 years, 6 months ago
by
Gaiam Corporate Office
Read all my Q&A
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
I am comparing products and while this appears to be the product for me, I am concerned that the cushion will be awkward balancing on top of the already-padded office chairs commonly found in my office / home office, etc.

Does it teeter around at all, or is the support stable? Does it require core strength to keep your posture straight? I'm picturing trying to balance sitting on a phonebook while sitting on a cushion, if that helps for imagery.

I know I definitely need something - I'm constantly subluxated because by the end of the day I am often hunched over literally sitting sideways in my chair!
2 years, 8 months ago
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
Answer: 
I've been using this chair pad every work day for a month -- my office chair (and conference room chairs) is also padded.  Please (please) begin using it as I'll describe and you won't BELIEVE the relief.  Place the pad so the split side faces the back of the chair, then place the pad all the way to the front of the chair seat. Ensure placement is at the VERY BEGINNING EDGE of the seat.  Allow the pad to to "tip you forward" a bit -- that's what it's supposed to do!  After two YEARS and HUNDREDS spent on every kind of chair pad, back support, seat cushion I could find, this TAKES ALL PRESSURE OFF MY LOWER BACK.  Give yourself a litte time to adjust to this slight tipping forward feel. This pad (used as I've described) is the only thing that has worked for me and it has literally CHANGED MY LIFE so I can work an entire 8 hour day without pain!
7 months ago
by
Charlotte, NC, USA
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
Answer: 
I think the cushion would be fine in a desk type chair. Before I put this one in my husband truck for his use, I used in my office chair at home and it was great. Does not move around. You simply sit and it surrounds your and stays steady in the chair. I think you would be very happy with it.
1 year, 8 months ago
by
Central Texas
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 100 Contributor
Top 100 Contributor
Answer: 
I've used this on my basic padded office task chair for 3 weeks and it does not teeter - it is definitely stable and does not feel at all like sitting on a telephone book.
2 years ago
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Answer: 
I have a cushioned office chair, and it works fine. I suppose you could have to adjust the height of the chair. I didn't find it teeter, and it puts me in a good posture. I had no problem with stability. I was also concerned about finding a stable place on my office chair, but I just fiddled around a bit until I found a comfortable place.
2 years, 5 months ago
by
Kansas
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
Answer: 
There is no balancing required. It's a cushion. If you have structural body issues (as I do, my head is more forward from decades of sitting at a desk), then you'll have to work harder not to lean forward no matter what type of "device" you get. I've tried the backjoy and the gaiam ball chair.
2 years, 5 months ago
by
Detroit
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Number One Contributor
Number One Contributor
Answer: 
Yes this will certainly work on an office chair, the support is pretty firm and cradles you so it shouldn't feel like your sitting on a phone book. This will help with alignment but you are going to have to use your own strength to sit up straight. However since the cushion tilts your pelvis into alignment it makes it much easier to sit with the correct posture.
2 years, 8 months ago
by
Gaiam Corporate Office
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
2 years, 9 months ago
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Top 100 Contributor
Top 100 Contributor
Answer: 
The Backjoy (at least the one I've used in the past) is placed behind your back. This cushion is meant to be sat on, not leaned against. For me, they have a completely different feeling and are not comparable to each other. If I had to choose between one or the other I would choose the seat cusion, I found the backjoy to be very uncomfortable.
2 years ago
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
Answer: 
I have purchased the backjoy and the gaiam ball chair and I think this cushion is the easiest to use. The backjoy hurts my butt (maybe it's because my hips are too wide, which I wouldn't have thought so), and the ball chair requires using more core muscles. I tend to use both my ball chair and this cushion with my regular desk chair each work day.
2 years, 5 months ago
by
Detroit
Read all my Q&A
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
Answer: 
cant speak from experience,but bypassed the backjoy in favor of universal ease of use and placement
2 years, 9 months ago
by
sacramento CA
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Best Answer
BEST ANSWER
Number One Contributor
Number One Contributor
Answer: 
It just depends on your personal preference as far as cushion goes. If you want something to help you sit comfortably without a lot of extra cushion the Back Joy is a better choice. If you don't mind having extra cushion to obtain proper alignment then the Ergonomic seat cushion is a better option. This actually takes pressure off of your tail bone because of the opening in the back of the cushion.
2 years, 9 months ago
by
Gaiam Corporate Office
Read all my Q&A
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
2 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Best Answer
BEST ANSWER
Top 100 Contributor
Top 100 Contributor
Answer: 
The cusion I received has absolutely no odor. I do have some sensitivities to odors (especially of the chemical nature), but I would not call them serious.
2 years ago
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Answer: 
I didn't notice any odor--remember, Gaiam guarantees satisfaction, so if it doesn't work for you, you could return it.
2 years, 5 months ago
by
Kansas
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
Answer: 
We have not noticed any odor at all.
2 years, 5 months ago
by
Tampa, FL
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
Answer: 
I did not pick up more than a new product odor
2 years, 9 months ago
by
sacramento CA
Read all my Q&A
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Number One Contributor
Number One Contributor
Answer: 
I have not had any complaints about this cushion having an odor to it. However if you have severe sensitivities you might have a reaction to this. While we have had other chemically sensitive customers use this product, we can't guarantee it wont cause a reaction with someone else.
2 years, 10 months ago
by
Gaiam Corporate Office
Read all my Q&A
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
4 years, 3 months ago
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
Answer: 
not really,its comfortable,however the support doesn't bring your pelvis equal or above your legs to slope them down out of the hips
2 years, 9 months ago
by
sacramento CA
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Answer: 
I have reviewed this product as a positive help for my meditation practice. I find it is much better for my bottom/sitting posture and helps to alleviate pain and too much shifting. I recommend it for meditation if you don't mind sitting up a bit, which I find helps with posture and takes the weight off of your ankles when sitting crossed legged.
3 years ago
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Best Answer
BEST ANSWER
Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
Answer: 
Yes!
3 years, 1 month ago
by
Detroit, MI
Read all my Q&A
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes1No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Answer: 
Worth to give it a try since it won't hurt!
3 years, 1 month ago
by
Great Lakes Area
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Number One Contributor
Number One Contributor
Answer: 
I think this would work great as a meditation cushion.
4 years, 3 months ago
by
Gaiam Corporate Office
Read all my Q&A
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?Yes0No0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
2 3 next>>
2 3 next>>