Your smartphone might not be the first place you turn when looking to find inner peace, but Headspace does a remarkable job of teaching the power of meditation through an app.
Headspace guides users through 10-minute daily routines designed to help clear their minds and learn the basics of meditation. The app comes with 10 lessons for free, which users can replay as many times as they want. But users who want to dive deeper can purchase subscription to unlock meditation courses ranging from two minutes to an hour at improve focus, creativity and even relationships.
Each guided meditation course is narrated by the soothing voice of Andy Puddicombe, a monk and co-founder of Headspace. Headspace seems to forego the flowery, spiritual language that often surrounds meditation. The straightforward courses and light animations make meditation extremely approachable even for those who might be turned off by other meditation courses. Headspace is not just successful at helping you meditate; it is also pretty good at opening one’s creativity.