You can try Try Headspace to learn the essentials ofmeditation and mindfulness with our free Basics course. If you enjoy it, then it’s time tosubscribe. Once you do, you’ll have bite-sized minis for when you’re short on time, exercises to add extra mindfulness to your day, and hundreds of meditations on everything from stress to sleep.
It’s hard to talk about Headspace without talking about Andy Puddicombe. So let’s start there. In his early twenties, Andy cut his Sports Science degree short to become a Buddhist monk. For over 10 years, his meditation training took him across the world to Nepal, India, Burma, Thailand, Australia and Russia. Eventually, he was ordained at a Tibetan monastery in the Indian Himalayas.
After completing his monastic commitment, Andy returned to the UK with the huge-yet-simple goal of teaching meditation and mindfulness to as many people as possible. To demystify the mystical, Andy set up a meditation consultancy and began working with politicians, athletes (that sports science background finally came in handy), and business leaders.
That’s when Andy met Rich Pierson, who needed help dealing with the stress of the advertising world. Before long, Andy and Rich were skill-swapping meditation for business advice. That’s when Headspace was born.
Headspace was officially launched in 2010 as an events company, but attendees wanted to take what they learned home with them. Andy, Rich, and a small team decided to make Andy’s techniques available online so more people could experience thebenefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. And that blossomed into the Headspace app you see today:guided meditations, animations, articles and videos, all in the distinct Headspace style.
Learn more at headspace.com or download the app on your mobile device.
Asskicker Activewear's founder, Julie Bateman (Annie Asskicker), is a professional graphic designer and the owner of Bateman Design Group, a boutique creative agency located in Barrie, Ontario. Fitness & athletic interests include strength training, roller derby, running, yoga and kangoo - but she's always a fan of learning, growing and trying new things. Asskicker's life motto is to Work Hard. Play Hard and Kick Ass.
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