Headspace (on – the – go)
By Headspace meditation limited
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Headspace is meditation made relevant to you. This app contains bite-sized techniques to help you sleep better, focus more and get some relief from a busy mind.
So get started now on this free meditation app and learn straight from Andy Puddicombe, the man The Times (London) calls the 'The Expert's Expert'.
The app contains:
- Free access to Take 10 - 10 daily, unique guided meditations
- Additional specialized free meditations on Sleep, Stress, Eating, Walking, Public Transport and Mindfulness
- Ability to download meditations for offline use - super helpful if you are going away on holiday and want to avoid those pesky roaming charges
- 9 unique purchasable Headspace programmes after completion of free Take10
- Motivational animations and illustrations
- Track your progress, day-by-day with the Headspace dashboard
- Set reminders to keep you on track with your practice
- Meditation timer with intro and outro from Andy
- Science facts and figures to spur you on
What's more, science is proving the benefits of meditation. Brita Holzel, PHD from Harvard University said:
"It is fascinating to see the brain's plasticity, by practicing meditation we can play an active role in changing the brain and increase our wellbeing and quality of life"
So download Headspace (on-the-go) to get started on your Headspace Journey and start feeling the benefits right away.
At least 10% of the profit made by Headspace goes directly into the Headspace Foundation.
New timer function with intro and outro from Andy and more unique Headspace sounds
What's New in Version 1.8.2
- Minor bug fixes
Fantastic, easy; well worth subscribing
This is a really superb tool for finding some calm in the midst of a hectic life. I've done Transcendental Meditation before, but found it too demanding. With Headspace, the time needed for daily practice is realistic and it feels like a pleasure rather than a chore. I really like the style: the guided sessions, with Andy's clear, relaxed and calming instructions (and voice) are much easier than trying to meditate on my own. The podcasts are great: I've found the eating one really helpful. The app itself is well-designed, easy to use, attractive and full of accessible information. The cost of a year's subscription is far, far cheaper than other types of meditation! Really excellent.
So far so far good
Heard of this app through Menshealth magazine (nov issue). A very interesting application, although I have a suspicious feeling they'll start charging for any additional days after the initial 10. If so, it's probably going to be quite extortionate, considering the secrecy in regards to pricing. Sadly this is how some companies work. They lure you in, wait until you are comfortable enjoying their services, then BAM! "you want to continue using my services? Gimmie lots of money... money, money, money!!"
Hopefully I'm wrong but
Never the less, an excellent app so far. Well worth a try even if it's just for the first 10 days.
Generally a good idea but glitchy
It's a nice app with a good intention. As a starter to mediation I've found if really interesting and quite enjoyable. This enjoyment is regularly interrupted though when the app either crashes on audio; which mid session is hard to detect and really brings you out of the moment, or else the audio jumps like an old record player heading back to a part of the session that you've already passed.
I've reported these issues but the response wasn't great..a general thanks for using Headspace and a "you can also use Headspace online"; a bit unhelpful when you specifically have it on an app so you can carry it with you.
3 out of 5 stars as a result
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: 08 October 2013
- Version: 1.8.2
- Size: 21.4 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Headspace meditation limited
- © Headspace Meditation Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.