The Headspace and Andy Puddicombe

Andy Puddicombe is a meditation and mindfulness expert. An accomplished presenter and writer, Andy is the voice of all things Headspace.  In his early twenties, midway through a university degree in Sports Science, Andy made the unexpected decision to travel to the Himalayas to study meditation instead. It was the beginning of a ten year journey which took him around the world, culminating with ordination as a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Northern India.  His transition back to lay life in 2004 was no less extraordinary. Training briefly at Moscow State Circus, he returned to London where he completed a degree in Circus Arts with the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama, whilst drawing up the early plans for what was later to become Headspace.

As a former Buddhist monk with over 10 years of teaching experience, Andy Puddicombe has been acknowledged as the UK's foremost mindfulness meditation expert. Like his readers and students, he began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine-proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference. Simple exercises, stories and techniques culled from Andy's years of experience will help anyone calm the chatter in their minds. The result? More headspace, less stress. Get Some Headspace also brings us the extraordinary science behind this seemingly simple cure-all. This book and practice will help readers positively impact every area of their physical and mental health through mindfulness, from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...and the list goes on and on.

Info Matrix - Quick Facts
Persons & Credentials  Andy Puddicombe
Core Concepts  Meditation, mindfulness.
Business Model  Membership ($12.95/month; $419.95/life)
Products & Services  Online courses, books
Organizations  Headspace Inc. ( Headspace USA and Headspace UK)
Lists & Ranking  n/a

The Headspace as introduced by the site owner: At Headspace we believe there is nothing more important than looking after the health of the mind, so we’ve made it our mission to get people everywhere to look after this precious resource by sitting to meditate for a few minutes a day, everyday. When this simple activity is considered no more strange than taking a shower, we’ll have achieved our aim.  Headspace was a very long time in the making (good things always are), but has grown quicker than we could have ever imagined since launching in 2010. From events, to books, to a comprehensive online resource and mobile app service, Headspace is now used in over 190 countries, with the books translated into 12 different languages.  As the project has grown, so has our team. Split between our offices in LA and London, they are some of the smartest, most creative and passionate people we know...each and every one dedicated to achieving that one simple idea of improving the health and happiness of the world.

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