WHAT IS HEADSPACE?
The mindfulness software Headspace removes the seriousness and fear of meditation with an intuitive user interface.
Headspace, which has received millions of downloads, is only second behind Calm in terms of popularity among mindfulness applications worldwide, according to TechCrunch.
Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk and co-founder of Headspace, narrates the majority of the guided meditations. Despite the fact that meditation is a practice with roots in Eastern Buddhism, the app is not associated with any particular religion.
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Courses and stand-alone programs are both available for meditation.
The guided meditations in a course are grouped together to address a particular issue, such as overcoming sadness, igniting creativity, building confidence, or focusing.
Single programs are one-time meditations for tackling pre-flight anxiety or preparing for a presentation, both of which are stressful situations.
Courses and standalone programs for meditation are both available.
Courses are collections of guided meditations that have a particular theme at their core, such as how to cope with loss, inspire creativity, build confidence, or discover concentration.
For stressful situations like preparing for a presentation or overcoming pre-flight anxiety, single programs are one-time meditations.
One of the most recent additions to the app is Move. It features many 10- to 30-minute low- to medium-intensity exercises that emphasize the interconnection between the mind and body.
Your sessions are coached by Olympians Leon Taylor and Kim Glass, who advise you to focus particularly on your breathwork.
You may find specially selected meditation and music playlists under the Focus category to aid in your ability to concentrate on the task at hand.
Other playlists contain soundscapes or 3-D recordings from around the world. Some playlists incorporate ambient music and lo-fi rhythms (such as a night jungle, Delhi thunderstorms, monastery bird melodies, or a creek in the woods).
You may add contacts from your contact list as pals in the app. You may add pals to check how long your friends have meditated for and to offer them encouraging notes like “keep it up” or “thinking of you!” You may hold each other accountable with this tool.
Headspace for kids
To introduce children to meditation at a young age, Headspace offers a variety of classes. There are easy breathing techniques, calming mindfulness exercises, and succinct teachings on the value of giving and kindness.