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Learn How to Meditate With VR

Mindfulness meditation is a welcome and perhaps necessary in the stress and hustle of modern life.

There are many meditation virtual reality applications available now if you are not up to a traditional meditating, but you still need traditional psychotherapy.

These applications give you a selection of environment, relaxed music, and voiceover. You get a 360-degree view of your chosen setting so you can enjoy peaceful golden sunsets. Additionally, the narration links your thoughts to various animals. Therefore, your mind will be flitting from voice to scene, having many perspectives available.

You can choose a tropical ocean setting, with waves splashing on the shore, then go to an icy mountain. When you choose a new setting, the application will ask you to press your finger to a sensor for measuring your heart rate. In this way, you could easily find your happy place.

With these applications, you will learn the basics of a guided practice like loving-kindness. If you want to get outside of yourself to decompress or escape, then VR is an interesting place to explore.

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