Being a Sith Lord and a leader of a Galactic Empire is hard work. Like many of us, Darth Vader needs ways to help manage his stress. Auralnauts captured audio of one of Vader’s meditation sessions, which starts with some breathing exercises and then moves on to a series of Stuart Smalley-style affirmations. Kylo Ren could have used something like this.
myNoise is a wonderful website where you can customize ambient sounds. Use its EQ sliders to finetune over 250 soundscapes for relaxation, meditation, or just to provide a calm background for your workday. Sounds can be bookmarked, played in a mini-player, or purchased as a downloadable MP3 file.
Designed by Yves Béhar, the SoundBed is a unique bed created for relaxation and meditation. It’s packed with tactile transducers and speakers which can produce seven channels of sound and vibration from head to toe. It rolls up to fit in a 24″ x 24″ x 24″ space when not in use. Sounds will be sold via a subscription plan.
To find inner peace, it can be helpful to wander through a labyrinth. But if you don’t have access to a life-size maze, grab one of iSpiritual’s mini labyrinths. Each one is carved from bamboo or walnut wood, and comes with a matching stylus to wind through its corridors. They come in 3.5″, 4″, and 7″ versions.
TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin is known as much for his soothing voice as he is for his crafting skills. He also posted a short video to help you manage your anxiety through a simple and methodical breathing technique. Memorize and use it any time you’re feeling stressed. (Thanks Rob!)
Meditation can be great for your mind, body, and soul. But many people don’t really get the concept and think it requires a clear mind and complete peace and quiet. But Tibetan Buddhist monk Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche straightens out that thinking, and offers a simple and effective way to meditate any time and any place.