Imagine you are on a beach in Bali practicing yoga at dawn, watching the sun rise beyond the lagoon. The image is so vivid that you almost forget you are actually sitting in an office in San Francisco, wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset.
Mood Me, a new VR application, gives users a similar experience, aiming to enhance their mood through yoga and meditation. Co-founders Oksana Zavoyko, a psychologist and author of “Dreambook,” and Nisa Ahmadova, a software engineer, developed the app, through which a user can step onto the beach to see, hear and join the practice of a yoga expert.
The Mood Me team believes that putting users who are put in a relaxing location and who complete the exercises can shift their mood and become more mindful.
In virtual reality, you can enter the space with yoga or meditation masters from around the world, learning from a wide range of teachers from different backgrounds.