It’s funny to think of meditation being on the corner like a food truck, but now that’s what’s happening. As CNBC reports, there are mobile meditation trucks that are appearing across the U.S. and it can be a boon if troubled youth want to try meditation, and it’s also great if you’re strapped for time.
As CNBC reports, “Similar to food trucks, the mobile studios go directly to the consumer,” and it’s a great way to try and practice mindfulness, one of the big keys to staying sane and sober.
When you enter a meditation truck, you are bathed in LED light that change colors and are soothed with music. The owner of one meditation truck, Be Time, calls it “a little spaceship of calm,” and they’re perfect for teens, adults, and beyond.
As one meditation truck founder says, “I wanted something where people could pop in during lunch” for people that are “time-starved. I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if there was something like Superman’s phone booth where people could pop in and recharge their superpowers.”
And as many who specialize in addiction, recovery, and learning how to deal with anxiety and depression can tell you, as this report states, meditation “changes the brain structure and function [and] there is evidence it can improve memory and slow down cognitive degeneration.”
Meditation trucks also allow you to meditate with other people in groups and let you know that others are struggling to get over their hurdles as well. Now’s a great time for these trucks because as CNBC tells us, the American Psychological Association tells us that close to a third, or 29% of Americans polled have said that their stress levels have gone up, but “only 8% of U.S adults age 18 or older – or 18 million people – meditate.”