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A gym membership for the mind at your pocket

Haven’t joined the meditation and mindfulness revolution yet? headspace is your chance to start treating your head right.

As the description on the App Store says “Headspace is meditation made simple, a way of treating your head right. Using proven meditation and mindfulness techniques we’ll show you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life”.

First developed two years ago by former buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe and his team, Headspace has launched the second version of the digital mindfulness platform on 2014. With counting celebrities and more than a million other people around the world, Headspace will get you in the path to self-awareness, inner peace and better understanding of your emotions and thoughts as you go placidly amidst the noise and haste of the day-to-day life.


Navigating through new features

Developers Puddicombe and Rich Pierson have worked hard to make sure users get a more personalised experience. Each new feature is based on two years of user feedback.

“Each user’s Headspace journey is now mapped out on timeline so that their personal story is woven deep within the design of the app and so they will have a clear idea of what they have achieved”, british gadget and accessories magazine wired.co.uk reviews. The app features beautiful graphics and animations as well as gorgeous details that don’t come unseen. “I get really excited about the design of it. There’s something about looking at something that’s beautiful that engages you and just makes you want to do it,” says Pierson.

Content is now clustered in new four areas once the foundation state is completed- health, performance, relationships and headspace pro.

For those melt-down moments, Headspace SOS offers two-minute sessions for a successful overcome whereas Headspace On-The-Go gives you 10-minute-sessions customized to various activities like commuting, eating and walking.

Pierson’s favorite Headspace Buddy allows you to link your account with up to five friends so you can track each other’s progress and keep the “community feeling” going. And if none of them have joined the revolution of mindfulness yet, you might take advantage of the free Headspace packs you get as rewards when completing your meditation sessions, and give them away to your buddies.

The App now includes the option to set reminders so you can schedule in your planner the time you intend to meditate. Also, buzzers have been introduced to give users little nudges at interval times so it reminds them how easily the mind wanders, avoiding the effects of meditation to wear off throughout the day.

So what are you waiting for? Get started with 10 first sessions of guided meditation for free. Download Headspace Version 2 on Android or IOS and start giving your head the treatment it deserves.

Article originally published on the wired.co.uk