Virtual Reality Meditation, A New Trend

What is meditation? It is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. As a personalized mind game, meditation served religious people for centuries, and now everyone can enjoy its benefits. But firstly, you need to find a suitable environment which is not noisy and dangerous. However, Virtual Reality is a game changer. Some researches shows that meditation is the best companion with virtual reality headset. More than 100 meditation applications on actively uploaded to the Steam platform, and the release time is evenly distributed from 2016 to 2022, which means the booming VR technology is a perfect match with Meditation activities.

Why people are more interested in VR meditation? One of the reasons is the relaxing feature. With the help of virtual reality technology, people will be easier to enter meditation world, enjoying their “me time”. In real world, meditation is affected by venue, sourroundings, and weather, etc. But in virtual world, how to realize meditation? According to the observation, the way can be  divided into two categories, simulation environment and meditation courses. A variety of real natural environment are simulated, such as breezy grassland, peaceful ocean. even the weather can be changed by waving your hands. After entering the environment, users can be easily guided into a relaxing atmosphere to realize meditation.

What is the difference between VR meditation and traditional meditation? First of all, VR meditation is not restricted by location. Wearing VR headset, allows you to meditate in a location of your choice. Secondly, the more interactive mode can be chosen. VR meditation provides users with 360-degree beautiful images while listening to soft music. In VR meditation world, your vision and hearing can be active and you can control whatever you want. “VR is great tool for fast immersion,” said a user who is in a VR headset for guiding meditation. “It can quickly get me into the state, and get out while I feel better, by sitting on a virtual beach.”  Users are willing to use the technology, because it helps to bring the real inner peace.

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