Headspace Guide to Meditation

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  • TV-G
  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (1,811)

Headspace Guide to Meditation is a Netflix original series released in 2021 that teaches viewers the basics of meditation and mindfulness. The show is hosted by Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk and co-founder of the Headspace app, a popular meditation and mindfulness platform. With his gentle demeanor and soothing voice, Andy guides viewers through each episode, providing easy-to-follow instructions for various types of meditation practices.

The series consists of eight episodes, each around 20 minutes long. In each episode, Andy explains a different aspect of meditation and its benefits, accompanied by simple animations and immersive visuals to help viewers with their own meditation practice. The show is suitable for beginners and those who are looking to deepen their meditation practice, regardless of their experience level.

The first episode of the series, entitled "How to Meditate," provides an introduction to meditation and guides viewers through a basic breathing meditation. Andy explains how meditation can help calm the mind and reduce stress, and provides simple tips on how to get started with a regular meditation practice. Throughout the series, Andy covers other types of meditation, such as body scan meditation, visual meditation, and loving-kindness meditation, each with its own unique benefits.

Aside from meditation techniques, the show also explores the science behind meditation and how it can affect the brain and mental health. In one episode, Andy speaks with neuroscientist Dr. Amishi Jha about the benefits of mindfulness and how it can improve cognitive abilities such as attention and memory. In another episode, he discusses the connection between mindfulness and compassion with psychologist Dr. Paul Gilbert.

Headspace Guide to Meditation also touches on common misconceptions about meditation, such as the idea that it requires a lot of time, or that it is reserved for only certain types of people. Throughout the series, Andy emphasizes the simplicity of meditation and shows viewers how it can be easily incorporated into their daily routine for maximum benefits.

The show's visual style is simple, yet engaging, with colorful animations and soothing music that add to the overall calming effect of the show. Andy's relaxed demeanor and gentle voice make the show feel like a one-on-one meditation session with a personal coach.

Overall, Headspace Guide to Meditation is a valuable resource for anyone looking to start or deepen their meditation practice. Andy's friendly and approachable style, combined with the show's easy-to-follow instructions and immersive visuals, make for a truly enjoyable meditation experience. The show perfectly aligns with its aim to help viewers be more present, sleep better, and stress less through mindfulness and meditation.

Headspace Guide to Meditation is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2021.

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How to Achieve Your Limitless Potential
8. How to Achieve Your Limitless Potential
January 1, 2021
Open your mind. Andy explores why the possibilities are limitless with a consistent mindfulness practice and leads a resting awareness meditation.
How to Deal with Anger
7. How to Deal with Anger
January 1, 2021
Transform your anger into something positive. Andy discusses how a shift in perspective can be a life-changing tool when relating to others.
How to Deal with Pain
6. How to Deal with Pain
January 1, 2021
How do we experience pain? Be present without the suffering that feels unbearable, and bring the body and mind together with a body scan meditation.
How to be Kind
5. How to be Kind
January 1, 2021
Release resentment toward others -- and oneself -- and learn to live with greater compassion. Andy guides a loving kindness meditation.
How to Deal with Stress
4. How to Deal with Stress
January 1, 2021
Overwhelmed? It often begins within. Change this relationship to anxiety and cope with stress using a simple, powerful meditation technique: noting.
How to Fall in Love with Life
3. How to Fall in Love with Life
January 1, 2021
Pause for a moment of gratitude, and learn to listen to the mind. Andy explores ways to fall in love with life and introduces a reflection meditation.
How to Let Go
2. How to Let Go
January 1, 2021
Drop that baggage -- and let go of anger, frustration and longing. This effortless guided meditation takes an easygoing approach to visualization.
How to Get Started
1. How to Get Started
January 1, 2021
What is meditation? Begin your journey toward a calmer, clearer mind by learning the basics and try a guided meditation that focuses on the breath.
Where to Watch Headspace Guide to Meditation
Headspace Guide to Meditation is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Headspace Guide to Meditation on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (1,811)