According to a new study released by Headspace, the global leader in meditation and mindfulness, many people living and working in the UK are feeling increasingly stressed, worried or anxious; with 67 percent of Brits saying they are more stressed than they were five years ago.
The research also found that nearly 80 percent of Londoners find their commute stressful. To help beat the rush hour blues, we worked with Headspace to launch the Mindful Cab experience until Thursday, 6 December. To help bring a little more breathing space to commuting, Headspace invites you on the most mindful journey through town.
Guided by the voice of Andy Puddicombe through the Headspace app, passengers can enjoy a Headspace session throughout their ride. The Mindful Cab is open to anyone in London. To request a ride, share your desired pick-up and drop-off on Instagram of Twitter along with the hashtag #mindfulcab. (Note that not all rides can be accommodated depending upon time and pick-up locations.)
“Studies have shown that meditation and mindfulness can positively impact health,” added Dr Jones Bell. “In fact, Headspace is backed by science and is one of the only meditation apps committed to advancing the field of mindfulness meditation through clinically-validated research on their product. In 16 published studies in some of the leading mindfulness peer-reviewed journals, Headspace has been shown to have favorable outcomes of interventions including reduced stress, improved focus, increased compassion, and decreased aggression.”
Through its core suite of meditation app and online offerings, Headspace has already reached more than 36 million users in 190 countries.