Headspace is an app and website which makes meditation simple. It acts as your very own personal trainer, helping you train your mind in an easy way.
We absolutely love it. If you’re interested in getting into meditation, or if you already meditate but you’re looking for a different option for guided meditation at home – give Headspace a go. I (Laura) have always found it incredibly hard to meditate by myself and found that after 10 days of just 10 minutes a day with Headspace, my entire approach and ability to meditate changed. Here’s a bit of information about Headspace.
Headspace offers guided meditations, animations, articles and videos, which can all be enjoyed anytime, anywhere via the app. You can opt to try the free Basics pack before upgrading to a subscription complete with bite-sized minis for when you’re short on time, singles to add some extra mindfulness to your day, and hundreds of meditations for everything from stress to sleep.
Headspace has one mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world.
Co-founder Andy Puddicombe cut his Sports Science degree short to become a Buddhist monk. For over 10 years, his meditation training took him across the world to Nepal, India, Burma, Thailand, Australia and Russia. Eventually, he was ordained at a Tibetan monastery in the Indian Himalayas. After completing his monastic commitment, Andy returned to the UK with the huge-yet-simple goal of teaching meditation and mindfulness to as many people as possible. To demystify the mystical, Andy set up a meditation consultancy and began working with politicians, athletes and business leaders. Andy met Rich Pierson, who needed help dealing with the stress of the advertising world. Before long, Andy and Rich were skill-swapping meditation for business advice. That’s when Headspace was born.
Headspace officially launched in 2010, and they already have millions of users in more than 190 countries. It looks like they’re well on their way to completing their mission!