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Muse Headband – Gamifying Meditation and Relaxation #Giveaways ARV $299

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The Muse headband makes relaxation more fun, especially for gadget girls like me. Let me clarify. When I try to relax, it’s interrupted by all kinds of outside stimuli – the kids, noises, neighbourhood creatures and then there’s the constant internal monologue too. The Muse headband helps me to conquer all of those things.

The Muse Headband Helps Make Serenity a Reality

Well it makes serenity reality at least while you’re meditating. With the Muse headband, you have an ally in leaving behind the stress and worry of the world – at least for a while. The Muse headband uses EEG (electroencephalogram) technology to monitor brainwaves as you meditate – or attempt to meditate, as the case may be.

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How the Muse Headband Works

This brain wave monitoring allows the Muse headband to detect how your meditation is progressing. By monitoring your brainwaves, this device knows when your headed to mental peace, or if you’ve been derailed onto thinking about dinner and what the kids are up to.

Connect the Muse headband to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth connectivity, and its companion app helps guide you through your meditation. The headband gives you specific challenges to help make each and every meditation session relaxing. Each challenge is scientifically shown to work in a way that maximizes your meditation benefit.

Just a quick side note. The first time connecting took me about 15 minutes to get the Muse headband all synched. Not sure if that was just my device or if it was standard. The instructions guide you through the process simply and then you wait for the pairing to occur. Once it is paired with your iPhone or Android device then you shouldn’t need to pair it again.

As you progress through your meditation challenge, the Muse headband uses its EEG technology to track your brainwaves, giving you real time feedback on your meditation and helping to keep you on the path to mental calmness and clarity. It even allows you to choose sounds and environments that are right for you, helping you start out with the maximum potential for relaxation. You can meditate at your own pace, and it fits into any schedule with sessions as short as three minutes!

I find the experience of the Muse headband really fun actually. I enjoy seeing visually when and where my brain veered off the meditation. It seems that I have some trouble around 2/3rds of the way through each session. My mind begins to wander. So based on that feedback I know I need to work harder to banish all the internal thoughts that interrupt my meditation and relaxation time.

My Experience with the Muse Headband

I gave the Muse headband a try, and I must say, it helped relax me substantially. After I successfully connected, the Muse was everything it claims to be. I picked the sound of the ocean and began my meditation challenge.

The Muse headband helped me get back on track several times, letting me know when my mind was starting to wander into distinctly un-meditative territory and getting me back on the road to mental Nirvana. After using the Muse, I felt much more relaxed and focused, and I will most definitely continue to use it. I enjoy the push notifications on my smartphone too. I know that sounds weird but I like the visual reminder than I should pause and do this again because it has been three days, or two days, or even a week. That works for me.

The Muse headband helped me dramatically increase the restorative effects of my down time. I love it and I think you will, too. For more information on the Muse headband, visit their website, and read about how it could help you find the relaxation you’ve been looking for. PLUS it’s crazy cool technology. I kind of love that. I need incentives to remember to meditate, Muse seems to give me that. The Muse headband is totally safe but it is recommended to be used by people 16 years of age and older.

The Muse is NOW available at Best Buy stores throughout Canada and The US. Follow the instructions in the widget below and you can win one worth $299. Open to Canada and the US. Good Luck!

I received a Muse headband to facilitate this post and Muse generously offered one to my readers as well. So don’t forget to enter. My opinion is all my own.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.

106 Comments

  • Judy Cowan

    I learned that there was a study that said 20 minutes of meditation for 3 days in a row reduced anxiety, improved mood, & reduced heart rate – all which are a plus for your health. I would love to win it to see if it would help reduce my anxiety level some, since I feel it is a little too high.

  • Silvia D

    I would like to use the Muse to help me meditate. I learned that you can use the Calm app and Muse offline and when you’re able to quiet the wind sounds for long periods the birds will appear,their songs mean your mind is calm.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who will be going through radiation next week. I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,

  • heather sibley

    I suffer from anxiety so I’d love to try this after reading that a study showed that 20 minutes of meditation for 3 days in a row reduced anxiety, improved mood, and reduced heart rate.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who will be going through radiation next week. I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who will be going through radiation this week. I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,.

  • Krista M

    I’d like to try Muse out with my special needs son to teach him to be calmer in anxiety situations. Also, I learned from the site that the Muse app guides you through focused attention training exercises & delivers real-time feedback while you train.

  • Judy Cowan

    I would love to win this to see if it would help me calm down some. I learned that you can work at your own pace with it, which I think would make it easier to stick with it.

  • ellen beck

    I think this woulld help calm my husband during cncer treatments and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,.

  • lori b

    the more I read about this the more I believe this would help both myself and my mom. I stress out easily and my mom suffers from Adrenal Insufficiency. I learned that this would help ease anxiety we both have

  • Judy Cowan

    I suffer from daily pain and anxiety that goes along with that so I am thinking the Muse might help me better deal with both of those issues. I learned that you can set goals and track your progress.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who will be going through radiation I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,. he had his first treatment he was super nervous.

  • Judy Cowan

    I learned that it measures your brain signals. Would love to see if something like this would help me to relax better than I do now.

  • Danielle

    I want to win this because I really want to learn to meditate. I learned that it improves how you respond to stress.

  • kristen visser

    I would love to win this for my hubby! He could use this to help his golf game as he is always taking the stresses of the work day with him out on the course

  • Amy Heffernan

    I would love to have to help with my stress level. I learned that it calms your mind! This would be so great!

  • jan

    I would like a Muse to see if it would relax and take some of the stress away. Love that it teaches you.

  • heidi c.

    I have an incredible amount of stress in my life and would love to see if this would help. I also have migraines and this can help woth those.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who is going through radiation. I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who is going through radiation. I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker, I think this woud also help me as a caregiver

  • Krista Embertson

    Muse sounds like something I could use. I have a 19 and 20 year old, 3 of us are in post secondary while my husband supports us all. Its been pretty stressful, I will try anything to ease the relaxation

  • Silvia D

    I learned that you can chose the sounds/environment that works best for you.Would help me relax and ease stress

  • Judy Cowan

    I learned that it gives you feedback about your meditation by translating your brain signals into the sounds of wind. I am thinking the meditation might help me cope with chronic pain that I have.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who will be going through radiation I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker, I think I am at hurricane level too fighting with insurance papers.

  • Heidi c.

    My hubby has an incredible amount of stress at work and I wonder if this would help me to relax more.

  • Judy Cowan

    Today I learned that it connects to your device through bluetooth. Would love to see if the meditation would help me deal with some anxiety I have, as well as chronic pain.

  • jan

    I would love to try Muse to help turn my mind OFF. It is constant and I have never had success trying to meditate before.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who finished his forst of 6 weeks of radiation I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,

  • Maria C

    This will help me to relax whenever I need. Live is busy & stressful everyday. This will be very helpful

  • Judy Cowan

    Today I learned that you must calibrate Muse everyday so that it can be in tune with how your brain is that day. Would love to see if something like this would help me with relaxing.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who will os going through . I think this would ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,

  • Judy Cowan

    I learned that you will hear birds once your mind is calm. I think this would be a great tool to help me reduce stress.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who is on his 2nd week of cancer raadiation. I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,

  • l p

    life is really crazy around here – summer holidays, work that won’t take a holiday, preparing for major renovations (absolutely necessary), and very little time to get some peace and quiet. MUSE would be perfect! thanks

  • Judy Cowan

    I would like to learn how to meditate and it sounds like the Muse would help me with that. I like that you can use it at your own pace.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husband . I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediating is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,I would aalso use this after battling the insurance companies!

  • jan

    I am amazed at all it can do. The tracking of brain wave activity, helping to set goals, and I want to hear those birds!

  • ivy pluchinsky

    I learned that there was a study that said 20 minutes of meditation for 3 days in a row reduced anxiety, improved mood, & reduced heart rate

  • michelle matta

    I want muse because I’m about to list for a double lung transplant and I’m told the waiting is the worst part. I learned (and love) that muse guides your mindset by playing calm sounds when you are calm, and stormy sounds when you’re veering off track. I love the idea, I hope i love the product (if i win)

  • Bailey Dexter

    I would love the Muse for one of my family, they have CAP. This would be perfect! Today I read that Muse gives you feedback about your meditation in real time by translating your brain signals into the sounds of wind.

  • Judy Cowan

    I learned that you can set goals and review your data. Would love to see if this would help me reduce stress and deal with chronic pain.

  • ellen beck

    I think this woulld help calm my husband during cancer treatments . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,. Mediitaation helps calm the mind and body.

  • Silvia D

    you must calibrate your Muse everyday so that it can be in tune with how your brain is that day.

  • ellen beck

    I think this woulld help calm my husband during cancer treatments . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker,. Mediitation helps calm the mind and body.I need this too after deaaling with insurance and you name it.

  • Tina L.

    I would like to use Muse to help me meditate and keep my mind from go all over the place. I learned that you can choose the sounds and environment that are right for you

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husband I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker, I like how you can also change the sounds.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husbnd who has cancer I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker, I think recalibrating it everyday would feel like you are making progress,

  • Judy Cowan

    I would love a Muse to help me with relaxing more and I learned that you can set goals which is a good way of trying to stick with it.

  • Silvia D

    would like a muse to help me meditate. I learned that when you are calm you will hear peaceful weather sounds and when your mind wanders the weather sounds intensify and guide you back to a calm state.

  • ellen beck

    I would use this myself since being a caregiver is tough sometimes . I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husband who who is now in pain due to cancer. I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are.

  • Jennifer P.

    I want to win this because I would really love it for de-stressing at night – I need to relax, clear my thoughts etc because I find it hard to wind down and sleep. I checked out their website and learned that I can choose the sounds and environment that are right for me, which is awesome. I will never forget a relaxation exercise I did once where the voice was talking about walking in bare feet in the grass, detailing the feel of the grass between toes and so on – I loathe walking barefoot in the grass, and thus of course this exercise in relaxation was a total bust for me because instead I got agitated. Being able to choose a walk through the sand on the beach would have been better for me, but sadly it was not customizable!! So any chance to choose my path to relaxation is appreciated! 🙂

  • Judy Cowan

    I learned that it lets you choose sounds that work for you. I would love to try Muse and see if it would help me relax better.

  • ellen beck

    I would give this to my husband who needs it. I think this woulld help calm him and ease the anxiety . I learned that the feedback of how well you are mediatting is signaled by a wind sound the calmr the sound the calmer you are. I think he is at hurricane level with whats happening, and this would bring the winds to a calmer level and he would get healthier quicker, I llearned that as little as 20 minutes will help.