I’ve been under a lot of stress lately,
and several friends have suggested I try meditation as a solution. I like the
idea. But the stress of finding a spa where I could learn how to do it quickly
overwhelmed me. Even when I found myself at a spa that offered meditation as a
treatment, I opted for the mud bath instead. Because: Mud bath versus sitting
on the floor? Easy choice.
But meditation is something you can do
anywhere and at any time — if you know how. That’s what Muse is
designed to help with. It’s a combination of headband, earbuds, and phone
app: The headband reads your brain waves, and the app determines whether your
mind is frantic or calm. If it’s the first, the app then plays sounds via the
earbuds that (it’s hoped) will guide you to a calmer place. This biofeedback
mechanism is intended to gradually teach you to calm your own thoughts. Who wouldn’t
want that skill?