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The difficult thing about learning meditation on your own is that as a beginner you have virtually no idea whether you are doing it right or not. Even if some trainers, apps and websites think that there is no right or wrong, there are some goals that should be achieved (getting rid of thoughts, relieving stress, increasing concentration, etc.). In order to be able to better estimate the success, the headband is Muse 2 very helpful, because it not only measures brain waves - like the first Muse headband - but also keeps an eye on other vital functions such as pulse, etc. and uses them to recognize whether you are meditating properly or wandering around with your thoughts. A good help to learn to meditate.
With its wearables for the forehead, the manufacturer and app provider Muse aims to efficiently help its users learn to meditate properly. Because in meditation alone with a generic YouTube video, a cheap app or the like, it's easy to digress. If your thoughts wander, you have to correct yourself, which is difficult for beginners and beginners in the subject of meditation. This is exactly where Muse comes in: the Muse 2 headband measures brain waves, the pulse and other vital signs of the body in order to register whether the user is meditating well and purposefully or is lost in thought and stressed.
Another positive approach are the over 100 guided meditations, which can be accessed via the free Muse app on iOS and Android devices (headphones are recommended). Those who do not like announcements and thus tend to be distracted or stressed can also rely on the sounds of nature here. Soothing soundscapes such as beach or rainforest noises ensure the reduction of stress, a higher concentration and ideally for the slowing down of thoughts and the development of mental health. If you wander in thought or are stressed by negative thoughts, then the sound collage changes to a thunderstorm or similar warning signals, which are supposed to lead the user back. Good idea!
The Muse 2 Mind + Body You can buy a headband for € 269,00 directly from the manufacturer to buy. Also the currently discounted first one Muse min Headband can be found there - currently for € 169,00. You can call up a comparison of the two models by clicking on “Compare Muse Devices”. The investment can be worthwhile, since a guided and monitored meditation, which adapts individually and in real time to the current progress and success of the user, is better than generic apps or meditation tutorials on YouTube, which assume an ideal course and only Measure progress in stages and over time, but cannot orientate yourself on brain waves, pulse, breathing and the like. Tip: the website can also be set to German.
You can learn the Muse 2 headband to meditate properly too Buy at Amazon, however, you get with the Action links to the manufacturer's website given here currently a discount of 15%. This will be granted to you with an automatically redeemed discount code at checkout. So click on the shop page via this post, add the wearable to the shopping cart and continue the ordering process. In the order overview you can see that the price for the device has been reduced from € 269,00 to just € 228,65. That comes close to the original price of the previous model and is therefore a bargain;)
As mentioned, the Muse headband from InteraXon is also available on Amazon. The price there corresponds to the one on the website, but with the 15% discount that I can give you from Muse (only via this link to the Muse Shop and the discount will be deducted in the checkout!), you are with the purchase via the Muse website cheaper. Nevertheless, I have installed the two versions of Amazon for you here, because I cannot constantly check the prices and maybe Amazon is more sympathetic for one or the other.
The bad reviews some of the Muse Band gets are all based on bluetooth problems people have had. However, this was fixed with a software update, which can be imported via the app. With regard to the function, the customer reviews are clear: the device definitely helps "not to think" while meditating. Even people who have been meditating for 10 years are enthusiastic about the device because they finally get feedback when they start to think unnoticed while meditating. The acoustic feedback makes you more practiced in calming your thoughts and switching off your head.
So that you can listen to the guided meditations and see the determined brain and body values and effectively learn to meditate, there is of course also a suitable app for the Muse 2 headband. The Muse app from the InteraXon developers can be found for iOS devices such as iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in the Apple App Store as well as for the Android smartphone or tablet in the Google Play Store. The Muse Download is free and the apps are rated quite well on average on both systems.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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