The app Headspace was recently recommended to me, and despite initially regarding it as a waste of time and furthermore a gimmick, I am very pleased I decided to download it and I am now making frequent use of it.
Headspace is a guided meditation platform, available via a smartphone app or online, that offers guided meditation lessons and mindfulness guidance. The app was created in 2010 by Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, and Rich Pierson, an individual sustaining familiarity in marketing and brand development.
If you are new to Headspace, you have the option of exercising use of the app for free for ten days, though after completing ten days of sessions you are asked to provide either a monthly or annual subscription fee. The app intersects the concepts of calmness and insight and in doing so allows users to experience improved mental clarity as a result of meditation. Sessions typically last for ten minutes and on occasion are accompanied by an educational animated video.
I have only been using Headspace for approximately one week, but I can state with confidence that I have already reaped benefits from its system and tactics. It is recommended to complete the app’s ten minute session in the morning, shortly after waking up, however I prefer to make use of the app before I go to bed in the evening. I find the sessions allow me to completely and totally relax prior to falling asleep, and in doing so I find that I am waking up feeling more rested and mentally restored, as cliche as that may sound.
I never sustained any faith or confidence in the act of meditation prior to experimenting with Headspace, however this app has allowed me to recognize that meditation is, in fact, a tremendously beneficial mental practice. Try out Headspace for free for ten days – what do you have to lose?