Meditation is elevated by technological advancements.
Music and films have been shown to be therapeutic and stress-relieving due to the enriched stimulus they provide.
And virtual reality takes it to the next level with its level of immersion, allowing you to “teleport elsewhere,” according to a study that let meditation experts try VR to see if it could help them be more mindful.
When all of my worries are there in front of me, it’s difficult for me to focus on the current moment.
My brain was misled by the TRIPP app, which provides wellness solutions through virtual reality, and I felt detached from reality for a brief period of time.
The study also implies that meditation could be especially beneficial for those who don’t have access to traditional meditation guides or content, or who find it difficult to commit to the practise without VR.
I felt rejuvenated after my VR meditation excursion, although my eyes were sore.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, digital screens can cause eye strain or weariness due to a lack of blinking.
Furthermore, VR users may find it difficult to distinguish between virtual and perceived depth.
When it comes to meditation, Riva noted that this isn’t a significant deal because most VR mediators close their eyes after a few minutes in the virtual environment.
VR technology is more affordable than ever before, and you can have your own setup for a few hundred dollars.
The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite, Sony PlayStation VR, HP Reverb G2, and, of course, the Oculus Quest are just a few of the VR headsets on the market right now.
VR technology is on its way to becoming even more immersive,
Whether it’s for meditation or a racing game. Riva’s lab is now experimenting with sonoception – the use of sound and vibration to alter internal states.
For the time being, the Oculus Quest 2 is a convenient way for me to practice mindfulness and meditation on a regular basis