Sitting on the floor is, literally, a pain in the butt.
It's also tough on the back and the rest of the body, as anyone who has tried to sit on hard surfaces for extended periods knows. That's why we're really curious about this Salubrion Meditation Seat
. Made of high density plastic, the low profile floor seat purports to "facilitate proper back and lumbar alignment while sitting cross-legged".
Since these were designed to allow meditators to comfortably sit for long sessions of deep relaxation, they seem like a viable alternative for those times when you need a few extra seats for floor seating (in our case, when we have friends over for movie nights) or for parents who need to keep a watchful eye on their floor bound toddler...personal floor "relaxstations". $49 from DharmaCrafts.