Monday, 13 April 2015
Smartphone app offers gym workout for the mind
From The National
by Jessica Holland
"Meditation is not just for fans of scented candles and whale music any more. The Headscape app, which allows users to listen to a 10-minute guided meditation on their smartphones each day, is being marketed as a gym membership for the mind: designed to make you smarter, happier and more productive.
Its users are just as likely to be high-powered executives who need to clear their mind in the middle of chaos as anyone who has ever spent time in an ashram in India.
I had never really meditated before I tried it, and have quickly come to depend on it to help me pull back and get some perspective in times of stress.
It is slickly designed, and intersperses short animations about the principles behind meditations with actual sessions..." more