Today, life is full of stress. Whether you are at work or taking care of the home and kids, stress and anxiety seem to have become a part and parcel of life. The Covid-19 pandemic has added an extra level of anxiety this year, making it all the more important for us to step back, re-evaluate our priorities and make sure we take the time to unwind and relax. Thanks to technology, relaxing the mind and becoming more focused when it matters can get easier. Today, we take a look at a few useful mindfulness gadgets that can help you de-stress and live a more relaxed and peaceful life.
Useful Mindfulness Gadgets to Relax your Mind
Muse 2 Meditation Headband
Muse 2 is a headband that helps you build a consistent meditation practice. It uses the sound of gentle chimes to help you build awareness and posture. Once you find your balanced position, the gadget translates your mental activity to help you find calmness amidst the noise. It helps you learn to pace your breath with guided tones so that your heartbeat and your body are in sync.
This wearable device also gives you live feedback about your brain activity, breathing, heart rate, and body movements. This way, after meditating, you can check your data, set goals and build yourself a rewarding meditation routine.
n.o.w. Tone Therapy
n.o.w also known as New Origin Waveforms. It is based on an ancient Pythagorean tuning system that was used for sound healing.
This technique works on a simple 3-step basis. The n.o.w gadget comprises a set of two tiny wireless speakers. All you need to do is press ON and listen to the sequence of peaceful tones for 3 minutes. You’ll need to do this twice a day.
The therapy works on aural neuromodulation tones designed to bring your mind to a state of calmness and focus. This is achieved in just 3 minutes, leaving you feeling re-focused, re-energized and ready to face the day.
Flowtime: Biosensing Meditation Headband
Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband is a tool that helps you learn how effective your meditation practices are. It does this by monitoring brainwaves in real time. It distinguishes brainwave energy from left to right-hemisphere, while also keeping track of the heart rate constantly.
Flowtime has collaborated with Canadian company Mobio Interactive to provide scientifically validated lessons to improve stress. While there are guided lessons for beginners, the Unguided mode lets you choose your preferred sounds and audio.
Once a session is over, you can see the different biodata charts to better understand how effectively you are breathing, relaxing and de-stressing. This helps you understand your efforts better and helps in improving it over time.
Kasina DeepVision Bundle
The Kasina DeepVision Bundle is an expensive high-tech meditation system. It features a console along with eye-ware and a set of headphones.
The Kasina model is also based on an ancient meditation technique that uses visual objects to focus the mind. To begin, you simply get into a comfortable position, wear your earphones and eye-ware and pick a session.
It uses soothing sounds of nature, ambient electronic tapestries, binaural beats and isochoric pulses, along with visual experiences to train your mind. The mind is guided to break free from negative emotions and attain deeper states of relaxation, concentration, and altered states of consciousness.
Core Personal Meditation Trainer
Core is a personal meditation trainer that uses dynamic vibrations and feedback to help you relax, focus and stay consistent. It is basically a sphere with a rosewood bottom and a plastic top with an ECG sensor embedded in it.
To begin the activity, open up the app and pick a session. You can choose from a selection of guided meditations, breathing exercises, background vibrations and soundscapes. Some of these sessions are free. You can also pick up a premium package that offers much more, including classes from a team of expert instructors.
Select a session and then rest your thumbs on the ECG sensors on the Core meditation sphere. It will start to gently vibrate in sync with the app. The purpose of the spherical object is simply to give you something to focus on. This is particularly helpful for people who struggle to concentrate on guided tones and instructions. Holding a physical object often works to hold and retain the focus.
Once a session is over, the app displays data such as a measure of your calmness and focus, heart rate, stress levels and so on. This will help you understand and improve on your meditation techniques in future sessions.