Could a meditation app make your children happier? The Headspace meditation app, which was launched in 2010, currently has more than 7 million users and counts Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Watson amongst its celebrity fans. Headspace For Kids aims to encourage children to feel “calm and focused” through a series of short meditation exercises.
Over eight weeks, researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey studied a group of men and women, 22 of whom were clinically depressed. The data, which was published in Translational Psychiatry, found that the mind and body combination done twice a week for two months reduced symptoms of depression by 40 per cent. “Exercise in itself might not make someone smarter, more enlightened or more peaceful, but if you couple it with some learning experiences then I think the combination is pretty powerful,” says lead researcher Tracey Shors.
When British vlogger Jordan Bone was battling depression, she found help in an unexpected place—YouTube.
Maha Rose is Brooklyn’s hub for all things healing. If you’re skeptical and not someone who understands the concept of “blocked chakras,” or “moving your energy,” then Maha Rose is probably not for you. But if you come in open-minded and ready for their promise to be “committed to the journey of healing and Joy” then you’re golden. Brooklyn’s Maha Rose sets the precedent for positive energy from the minute you walk in. The Experience: I dove right in with an Energy Therapy with Reiki and Intuitive Card Reading with Rebecca Conran.