This is my first post under the tech tab. And what better way to start it off with one of my favorite apps: Headspace.
Let me first explain who is behind this app. Andy Puddicombe is a British born man who midway through his Sport Science degree decided to drop out to become a monk. I could end his bio here and we would all agree that this guy is the coolest dude on earth.
So he travelled to the Himalayans to study meditation and embarked in a 10 year journey that took him around the world learning and teaching Tibetan Buddhism.
When he returned to London he completed a degree in Circus Arts with the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama and started the company Headspace. He is also author of 2 books, featured on Men’s Health mag, gave a speech at TED Talks, and more.
The bottom line is, this guy is legit.
The app will give you 10 free introductory guided sessions of ten minutes each teaching you the basics of meditation. This is part of the Fundamentals Package where Andy will guide you through some of the techniques of meditation in an easy and interactive way for the Western world fast paced people.
After you finish the ten sessions you will love it so much that you will subscribe and purchase the yearly (or lifetime) subscription so you can practice meditation every day.
This is the website in case you are wondering about the prices: https://www.headspace.com/
As you finish your 30 sessions, which are part of the fundamentals course, you will unlock the rest of the app which provides you with meditation to cure stress, anxiety, provide happiness, increase focus and imagination, and more.
If you want to take your game to the next level this app is for you. Think of this as a gym membership for your brain.
Download the app here.