How meditation helped one man become an Olympic champion

How meditation helped one man become an Olympic champion

My name is Etienne Stott and I am a canoe slalom athlete on the Great Britain team. Canoe slalom is a sport held on white water rapids where we race against the clock down a course. There’s lots of variables the white water is changing and we have to try to be calm. That is

Headspace for Sport | Peak performance starts with your mind

Headspace for Sport | Peak performance starts with your mind

I think for most athletes there’s always been the recognition that the mind is really important you know by the time you turn up an event or a game or race you’ve done everything you can from a physical point of view all that matters is where your mind is on that date. We actually

Headspace | Meditation | Why Focus on the Happiness of Others?

Headspace | Meditation | Why Focus on the Happiness of Others?

Have you ever wondered why, when you chase after happiness, it seems so elusive? I think most of us do it most of the time There’s an idea that happiness exists somewhere else Not in this moment, maybe in another place, or it’s with another person, just doing something different When we chase after happiness,

Meditation helps Karan Talati build the fastest vehicles known to man

Meditation helps Karan Talati build the fastest vehicles known to man

Headspace is not rocket science but it definitely enables me to do rocket science. I’m Karan Talati I’m a software engineer that lives in Los Angeles. I grew up with my family in Chicago. My parents are both from India so I grew up as a first generation immigrant. I studied mechanical engineering in college

Meditation tips | How to find time in a busy schedule

Meditation tips | How to find time in a busy schedule

Finding time to meditate, I think it’s a problem for all of us, right? Life is busy we have lots of things to do, lots of commitments, lots of responsibilities. But the bottom line of finding 10 minutes in the day is an old saying that if you can’t find ten minutes in the day

How a world-class cardiologist focuses with meditation

How a world-class cardiologist focuses with meditation

My name is Paddy Barrett. I’m a cardiologist. I work at Scripps Translational Science Institute. My chosen career path was interventional cardiology and what that means is you are doing the procedures putting wires etc. into people’s hearts to open up blockages. So it’s a rather intense environment. The hours are long the commitments are

Andy Puddicombe Guides Jimmy Through a Two-Minute Headspace Meditation

Andy Puddicombe Guides Jimmy Through a Two-Minute Headspace Meditation

-I wanted to try something tonight. I don’t think it’s ever been done on late-night television, definitely not before. But I wanted to see if you can guide our great audience and the Roots, and millions of fans… -I’d love to. [ Cheers and applause ] -…for a two-minute meditation. -We should do it. -I

Mini meditations | Experience your food

Mini meditations | Experience your food

Hi and welcome to Headspace. So before you begin eating just take a moment to consider where your food has come from — where it was grown, where it was prepared, maybe where it’s traveled from. Just pausing, looking at the food, and then picking the food up. Taking a moment to smell the food.

Headspace | Meditation | Accepting the Mind

Headspace | Meditation | Accepting the Mind

Think of the mind as a still pool of water Each thought is like a raindrop – it creates a ripple on the surface If it starts raining very hard or is perhaps a little windy then the pool might become so cloudy that we can’t see what’s on the bottom But the potential to

Meditation tips | How to sit for a meditation

Meditation tips | How to sit for a meditation

Posture is really, really important when it comes to sitting. I do think there’s this (I don’t know where it comes from pictures I guess films) idea that we have to sit cross-legged on the floor. I recommend to everybody unless you have grown up sitting cross-legged on the floor and you’re very comfortable with