Our breath is perhaps the most taken for granted of all bodily functions, yet the most crucial. Here, we look into the science behind focusing on your breath to return yourself to calm.Read More
Today, we're incredibly excited to introduce to you our latest creation: ALTRUIS X, the connected bracelet designed to help the modern city-dwelling woman find stillness in the chaos of 21st century living...
It is an uncanny metaphor to imagine the ordinary human mind as a distracted, constantly moving and flustered monkey. This Buddhist metaphor is even more relevant in the era of smartphones and hyper-connectivity. Our in-house psychologist Leah explores how the monkey mind can be tamed through living a more mindful lifestyle.Read More
Our CEO Kate explains the greater vision of VINAYA, and our in-house psychologist Leah explores the digital problem with the modern human condition.Read More
While walking through Shoreditch, London, we asked passersby the questions, "What does stress mean to you and how do you manage it?", "What makes you happy?", and "When do you know you're in love?". Through each unique participant, a pattern seemed to rise about the universality of human emotion.Read More
What is digital anthropology? In a series of blog posts, our in-house digital anthropologist Samantha demonstrates through posing a series of question. Here, she explores the question: where does the self live and what part does technology play in this?Read More
The holidays can often feel like the last sprint of the marathon that is our daily work and life. As the year draws to an end and we gather with our loved ones, there is a common feeling in the air: exhaustion.Read More
Science has found that gratitude increases emotional wellbeing, reduces stress, and improves physical health. How can you begin practicing gratitude in your daily life?Read More
Have you ever felt that elated feeling after a yoga class? That similar slightly euphoric feeling of a runner’s high as you come out of your final Savasana pose, roll up your mat and continue with your day? It's a more common human experience than you might think, and might actually have a lot to do with neuroscience.Read More
Amidst jamming our schedules full of juice-cleansing, vitamin-popping and spinning, it seems many overlook one fairly important element in our efforts to improve our wellbeing: our brains.
Once an ancient Eastern technique to transform consciousness, and a practice that can take many different forms, today we’re beginning to understand the neuroscience behind how meditation can benefit our health and wellbeing.Read More
What's in a thought? Meditation is becoming a more common tool for reducing problematic thoughts, increasing positive thinking and calming the mind. With a wealth of scientific evidence proving the positive effects of meditation, we've learned to use this ancient practice to feel more peace and equanimity. But where do our thoughts come from? Why do scientists have yet to answer this question?Read More
The VINAYA team is made up of researchers, engineers, and designers, and we’re inherently interested in testing and trying methods that help us perform at our best. We work at a fast pace and to tight timelines, so we’re always researching ways we might be able to improve or our own personal potential and wellbeing. We’ve experimented with a plethora of ‘life-hacks’, but have found that one of the most effective changes we’ve made to our workday doesn’t actually take place in the office, it’s how we wake up at home....Read More
The Dalai Lama has been curious about academic subjects such neuroscience for decades, and after speaking with Richard Davidson in 1992, the two began studying the brains of people who spent years cultivating well-being and compassionate thought pattern through meditation practices.Read More