meditation

  • Ex-Twitter and Medium exec Jason Stirman launches Lucid, a mental training app for athletes

    Ex-Twitter and Medium exec Jason Stirman launches Lucid, a mental training app for athletes

    Jason Stirman is part of a select group of early Web 2.0 builders in Silicon Valley. He was there at the beginning of Twitter, jumped with Ev Williams to Obvious Corp and then Medium and is now working on a passion of his – mindfulness for athletes. His new app, Lucid, launches in the App Store today and lends advice and mindfulness meditations from expert sports coaches who train… Read More

  • Mission 360 is a VOD platform for yoga, meditation, fitness classes

    Mission 360 is a VOD platform for yoga, meditation, fitness classes

    We all want to be in better shape, but the commitment of going to a gym or a yoga class can be costly and time-consuming. Mission 360 is looking to eliminate all of the friction involved with working out, letting users do it from their homes through on-demand video classes. Read More

  • Blooming measures your heart and brain to reduce stress at work

    Blooming measures your heart and brain to reduce stress at work

    Finnish startup Blooming is aiming to help bouncing-off-the-walls-stressed office workers regain control of their lives by using wearable tech. The service includes monitoring and tracking stress levels, plus recommendation software and meditation advice to help give workers the space to stop and smell the roses. Read More

  • Chase down those ZZZ’s with new Sleepfulness app

    Chase down those ZZZ’s with new Sleepfulness app

    If you’ve ever looked at meditation and thought “that stuff just sends me to sleep,” you may just be onto something. Mindfulness Everywhere recently released Sleepfulness, an app to help you pull the plug on yet another long and horrific day, and dispatch you off to the land of nod. “A good night’s sleep means you have a gentler, brighter, and more focused… Read More

  • The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen

    The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen

    The Muse brain-training headband promises to help you reduce stress and anxiety in just three minutes a day. I went with our TechCrunch TV crew to chat with Muse co-founder and CEO Ariel Garten and to try out the tech…which turned into my own, personal calmness competition. Read More

  • Meditation Resource Calm Raises Another $500K+ For An App That Helps You Focus, De-stress And Sleep

    Meditation Resource Calm Raises Another $500K+ For An App That Helps You Focus, De-stress And Sleep

    Calm.com, a company that began as an online relaxation resource that gives information-overloaded computer users a healthy mental break in their days before making the move to mobile early last year, has now raised an additional $578,000 in a new round of funding. The raise, which includes investment from Jason Calacanis’s Launch fund and AngelList syndicate, Matt Mullenweg, and Matt… Read More

  • Headspace Releases New Version Of Its Meditation Platform

    Headspace Releases New Version Of Its Meditation Platform

    Headspace is a web and mobile meditation platform that allows you to cram 10 to 60 minutes of calm and clarity into each day of your over-connected and fast-paced life. The company is releasing a new version today, after reaching over 1 million users in 150 countries. I have been a daily user of Headspace for six months now, and it’s interesting to see how technology can help when it… Read More

  • Lessons From Monks About Designing The Technologies Of The Future Crunch Network

    Lessons From Monks About Designing The Technologies Of The Future

    “The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body,” William S. Burroughs once said in a Nike commercial, of all places. But things haven’t worked out that way, at least not for most of us. Our technologies are designed to maximize shareholder profit, and if that means distracting, confusing or aggregating the end-user, then so be it. Read More

  • Trip Glasses promise fast track to meditation, hallucination

    There are numerous health benefits brought about by daily meditation but, let’s face it, who has time to sit quietly with a clear mind until you reach a harmonious enough state to access the Akashic Records any more? Not me! I’m a blogger! So it’s nice to know that there’s a bullet train to Bliss Junction in the form of this $40 “Sound & Light… Read More