Muse, a Google Glass-like wearable piece of tech will now help users practice yoga, even from the workplace.
The device is the result of a popular crowd-funding Indiegogo campaign and costs $300. The user wears it like a headband and through a pair of headphones and a mobile phone, the device, according to Mashable, can transport the user to an idyllic surroundings and soothing sounds.
The Muse headband is part of a new wave of devices that are increasingly trying to bring users some relaxation and focus through wearable technology. The makers of the device say users can use this tech anywhere in a plane, at work or even during assisted commute.
Sensors inside the headband measure the brain’s electrical signals and the data is then translated into feedback users can understand. The device will even prompt you to keep a count for one to 10, in order to relax.
In the current market of ‘relax tech’, Muse is also joined by another device called the Thync. Thync too detects brain activity and helps users relax and after a massive $13 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, the manufacturers claim the first product will be out in 2015.
According to Mashable, Thync claims it has combined actual neuroscience with algorithms to help people make the “transition from a busy day to a relaxing evening”.
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Giesel was born and raised in Dangriga Town in Belize, Central America and is now a Houston, Texas based yoga instructor with a passion for holistic health and nutrition, and self-acceptance.
On her journey to share her passions through yoga, Giesel incorporates her Garifuna and Creole culture, yoga philosophy, and awareness to attain self-love.
Giesel specializes in Vinyasa Krama Yoga, which is a flowing sequence of asanas linked by breath and intention.
She is a registered member of the National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers.
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