Playing inside the same niche as Calm, Headspace offers guided meditation sessions as well as mindfulness training. Its co-founder, Andy Puddicombe (pictured here leading a meditation class), has become a minor meditation celebrity: He will be the author of multiple books under the Headspace brand, a Ted talker as well as even led the Tonight Show‘s band The Roots through a two-minute meditation on-air in 2017. yet his flair isn’t as surprising when his degree in Circus Arts via the Conservatoire of Dance as well as Drama in London will be considered. His pre-Headspace bio also included traveling to the Himalayas to study meditation after dropping out of school as well as 10 years later being ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
At No. 5 among all free downloads inside the health niche, Headspace has also had success inside the corporate arena. Companies in which Headspace touts as users of its tool for productivity include Google, Airbnb, Spotify, LinkedIn, Aetna, Unilever as well as — in an industry in which probably needs stress relief measures more than many — United Airlines.