People come to meditation for all sorts of reasons. But once you get through Headspace’s Basics, where should you go next?
Glad you asked. On Headspace’s Packcast, hosts Kelton Wright, Alex Pompliano & Jennifer Azlant trial each of our themed meditations and report their findings so you can choose the next step of your meditation journey. [Editor’s Note: These are our personal views of this pack. We’re Headspace employees, just trying to build a meditation practice that works for us.]
What does it mean to be happy? Is it something we can be forever, or was it always meant to come in five minute bursts here and there? On this episode, we did Headspace’s Happiness pack — 10 days of exploring what it means to feel content, joyful, exuberant, happy, and even what it means to feel the opposite.
When you hear “go for a run”, what do you think? Is it three miles around the neighborhood? Does it need to be at least an hour or it doesn’t count? Do you picture nothing, because you “can’t run”? On this episode, Nike Running Global Head Coach Chris Bennett joins us to explain what going for a run really means. It wasn’t what we thought. And it changed the way we approach running.
When people say, “it’s the journey, not the destination,” they’ve almost certainly never trained for a marathon. Training — even just learning — can be full of obstacles, failures, misguided hopes, and actual pain. Some of us love it. Others? Not so much. Listen to this episode to help rethink your thinking on training.
No one likes to be stressed out—right? Actually, it depends on how you frame it. Listen to this episode to learn how to fall back in love with sweaty palms and racing heartbeats.
We may think we learn from our mistakes, but breaking unhelpful patterns of self-preservation and implementing trusty new ones takes practice. In this episode, we dive headfirst into the feelings, actions, and illuminations that can be gleaned and redefined from regret.
What does meditation have to do with inspiration and motivation? More than you might think. Listen to find out how the Sport Motivation meditations can get you motivated to do more than just go for a jog.
Relationships can run the gamut, but they don’t have to run your life. Listen to learn how to feel better in your relationships (including the tough ones.)
Who knew mindful walking could be so pleasant? If you are curious about getting your daily dose of mindfulness via walking, here’s a helpful breakdown of how to know if you’re doing it right. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to ditch the indoors for some fresh air.
Focus can be hard to come by in a world of glittering, meowing distractions. Listen below to learn how Headspace’s Focus meditations can help you discover an inner confidence that’s been there all along (distractions, be damned).
How Headspace’s Sleep pack can help you develop a new relationship with sleep (and for our sound sleepers, it may help you feel even more grateful).
How Headspace’s Productivity pack can help you be more productive (and for our perfectionists, it may help you find a little balance).