Headspace.com - meditation
500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- Unique, well-designed meditation content
- Slick visual design
- Detailed tracking features
- Expensive if you want to use it more than 10 days
Forget the yogi on the mountain. Headspace gives you a huge variety of tools for achieving serenity here and now.
Access guided daily meditations developed especially for the app, plus scientific data and progress reports as regards your calm and clarity. You can download the meditations in advance if you're anticipating being away from WiFi coverage. "Mindfulness buzzers" come in the form of occasional push notifications that alert you to check in with number one.
Headspace enjoys an exclusive contract with the Royal Parks Foundation, which includes a unique walking meditation podcast.
Trying out basic functionality of the app is free for ten days, then it costs €11.95 on a month-by-month basis. Alternatively, you can throw down €395.95 just once for access forever. Money may not be able to buy happiness, but perhaps an empty wallet can be equated to an empty mind.
Headspace is a slick relaxation app that's pretty interesting to use for ten days - you'll have to decide for yourself if inner peace is worth the hefty price tag.
How it works
Starting with our free Take10 programme, we’ll teach you the basics of meditation in just 10 minutes a day.
If you enjoy Take10 and want to learn more, then you can choose to continue and get access to hundreds of hours of original meditations, including guided and unguided, ranging from 2 to 60 minutes.
“It’s kind of genius” Emma Watson
“Andy Puddicombe is doing for meditation what Jamie Oliver has done for food” The New York Times
What you get
- Free access to Take10, Level 1 of the Foundation Course – learn the basics in 10 x 10 minute meditations
- Personalised progress page to track your stats
- Buddy system for you and your friends to motivate each other in your journey’s
- Rewards for regular meditation
- Reminders to keep you on track with your practice
- Options for you to continue your journey after Take10, with inspiring packs and one off sessions on a range of topics such stress, happiness and appreciation
- Ability to download sessions for offline use
What our users say
"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for a product that has so profoundly changed my life. Having such an easy and guided way to meditate has kept me on track for several months now, and the changes are profound and too many to count."
- Brandon, Headspace user
What's more, science is proving the benefits of meditation...
Research demonstrates that regular meditation can have a physical effect on the brain – actually causing areas associated with learning to grow, and the part generating stress responses to shrink.*
Hölzel, B. K. et al. (2011). Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Neuroimaging, 191, 36-43.
- Video playback issue fixed
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Anna Grace.
Cool for Life
Could not get past the initial advertising video which played on loop when trying to access the meditation. Unfortunately the update did not fix the problem for me.
Good idea. However sneak peek into pro version would be useful. Too expensive to buy pig in a bag.
Para meditar de manera práctica y sin todo el misticismo que hay alrededor.
I thought this was free but after 10 x 10 min sessions they want you to commit to around £6 a month FOR A YEAR.
Although I would like to know how can I get a free subscription? I am in need. As part if your give some campaign.
His accent is soothing to me. I just wish the subscription was cheaper.