Americans Are Now Reaching For Their Phones For A Quick Bit Of Zen | NBC Nightly News

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TENS OF MILLIONS LOOKING FOR A QUICK MOMENT OF ZEN. LOOKING FOR A QUICK MOMENT OF ZEN. OUR KATE SNOW TAKES US MOMENT OF ZEN. OUR KATE SNOW TAKES US INSIDE TO SEE HOW THEY OUR KATE SNOW TAKES US INSIDE TO SEE HOW THEY WORK. INSIDE TO SEE HOW THEY WORK.>>BREATHE IN AND TAKE WORK.>>BREATHE IN AND TAKE IN THE FRESH AIR.>>BREATHE IN AND TAKE IN THE FRESH AIR.>>Reporter: ON VENICE IN THE FRESH AIR.>>Reporter: ON VENICE BEACH, ANDY IS SHOWING>>Reporter: ON VENICE BEACH, ANDY IS SHOWING ME WHAT HE DOES. BEACH, ANDY IS SHOWING ME WHAT HE DOES. FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ME WHAT HE DOES. FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERY DAY. FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERY DAY.>>COME ON IN. EVERY DAY.>>COME ON IN.>>Reporter: IN A>>COME ON IN.>>Reporter: IN A SMALL STUDIO NEARBY HE>>Reporter: IN A SMALL STUDIO NEARBY HE RECORDS SHORT SMALL STUDIO NEARBY HE RECORDS SHORT MEDITATION SESSIONS RECORDS SHORT MEDITATION SESSIONS FOR HEAD SPACE, THE MEDITATION SESSIONS FOR HEAD SPACE, THE APP HE AND A PARTNER FOR HEAD SPACE, THE APP HE AND A PARTNER FOUNDED EIGHT YEARS APP HE AND A PARTNER FOUNDED EIGHT YEARS AGO. FOUNDED EIGHT YEARS AGO.>>JUST NOTICING HOW AGO.>>JUST NOTICING HOW THE BODY FEELS.>>JUST NOTICING HOW THE BODY FEELS.>>Reporter: 37 THE BODY FEELS.>>Reporter: 37 MILLION USERS AND MORE>>Reporter: 37 MILLION USERS AND MORE THAN 190 COUNTRIES, MILLION USERS AND MORE THAN 190 COUNTRIES, 300 COMPANIES NOW THAN 190 COUNTRIES, 300 COMPANIES NOW PROVIDE THE APP TO 300 COMPANIES NOW PROVIDE THE APP TO EMPLOYEES AS A PROVIDE THE APP TO EMPLOYEES AS A BENEFIT. EMPLOYEES AS A BENEFIT.>>SOME DAYS BENEFIT.>>SOME DAYS MEDITATION WILL FEEL>>SOME DAYS MEDITATION WILL FEEL EASY. MEDITATION WILL FEEL EASY. ON OTHERS, IT MIGHT EASY. ON OTHERS, IT MIGHT FEEL DIFFICULT. ON OTHERS, IT MIGHT FEEL DIFFICULT.>>Reporter: DO PEOPLE FEEL DIFFICULT.>>Reporter: DO PEOPLE STOP YOU IN THE STREET>>Reporter: DO PEOPLE STOP YOU IN THE STREET WHEN THEY HEAR YOUR STOP YOU IN THE STREET WHEN THEY HEAR YOUR VOICE? WHEN THEY HEAR YOUR VOICE?>>SOMETIMES THEY DO. VOICE?>>SOMETIMES THEY DO. IT’S ALWAYS A SURPRISE>>SOMETIMES THEY DO. IT’S ALWAYS A SURPRISE TO ME WHEN THEY COME IT’S ALWAYS A SURPRISE TO ME WHEN THEY COME UP AND GIVE ME A BIG TO ME WHEN THEY COME UP AND GIVE ME A BIG HUG. UP AND GIVE ME A BIG HUG.>>Reporter: IT’S ONE HUG.>>Reporter: IT’S ONE OF MANY APPS CATERING>>Reporter: IT’S ONE OF MANY APPS CATERING TO MINDFULNESS OF MANY APPS CATERING TO MINDFULNESS ACCORDING TO THE CDC, TO MINDFULNESS ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE NUMBER OF ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS THAT THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS THAT MEDITATE HAS MORE THAN AMERICANS THAT MEDITATE HAS MORE THAN DRILL MEDITATE HAS MORE THAN DRILL TRIPLED. DRILL TRIPLED. IT’S A GIGANTIC TRIPLED. IT’S A GIGANTIC BUSINESS. IT’S A GIGANTIC BUSINESS.>>IT’S REFLECT OF THE BUSINESS.>>IT’S REFLECT OF THE WORLD WE’RE LIVING IN>>IT’S REFLECT OF THE WORLD WE’RE LIVING IN RIGHT NOW. WORLD WE’RE LIVING IN RIGHT NOW. THERE IS A LOT OF RIGHT NOW. THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO COPE. PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO COPE.>>WE WANT TO TRY TO WAY TO COPE.>>WE WANT TO TRY TO FOCUS, RELAX, GET>>WE WANT TO TRY TO FOCUS, RELAX, GET CALM. FOCUS, RELAX, GET CALM.>>Reporter: THE APP CALM.>>Reporter: THE APP IS FREE FOR LOS>>Reporter: THE APP IS FREE FOR LOS ANGELES IS FREE FOR LOS ANGELES SCHOOLTEACHERS. ANGELES SCHOOLTEACHERS. SHE USES IT WITH HER SCHOOLTEACHERS. SHE USES IT WITH HER SECOND GRADERS. SHE USES IT WITH HER SECOND GRADERS. HOW MANY PEOPLE THINK SECOND GRADERS. HOW MANY PEOPLE THINK IT CALMS YOU DOWN TO HOW MANY PEOPLE THINK IT CALMS YOU DOWN TO DO HEAD SPACE? IT CALMS YOU DOWN TO DO HEAD SPACE? YEAH? DO HEAD SPACE? YEAH?>>YOU’RE GETTING THIS YEAH?>>YOU’RE GETTING THIS ENERGY TO BE READY FOR>>YOU’RE GETTING THIS ENERGY TO BE READY FOR ANYTHING. ENERGY TO BE READY FOR ANYTHING.>>IT’S HARD TO GET ANYTHING.>>IT’S HARD TO GET RID OF SOME OF MY>>IT’S HARD TO GET RID OF SOME OF MY THOUGHTS BECAUSE THERE RID OF SOME OF MY THOUGHTS BECAUSE THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH. THOUGHTS BECAUSE THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH.>>Reporter: THERE IS IS JUST TOO MUCH.>>Reporter: THERE IS A LOT OF RESEARCH>>Reporter: THERE IS A LOT OF RESEARCH SHOWING HEALTH A LOT OF RESEARCH SHOWING HEALTH BENEFITS OF MEDITATION SHOWING HEALTH BENEFITS OF MEDITATION BUT NOT MUCH ON BENEFITS OF MEDITATION BUT NOT MUCH ON WHETHER APPS WORK. BUT NOT MUCH ON WHETHER APPS WORK. FOR THE SKEPTICS THAT WHETHER APPS WORK. FOR THE SKEPTICS THAT SAY FIVE MINUTES OF FOR THE SKEPTICS THAT SAY FIVE MINUTES OF MEDITATING ON AN APP SAY FIVE MINUTES OF MEDITATING ON AN APP ON YOUR PHONE, COME MEDITATING ON AN APP ON YOUR PHONE, COME ON. ON YOUR PHONE, COME ON.>>I WOULD DISCOURAGE ON.>>I WOULD DISCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO DISCOVER>>I WOULD DISCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO DISCOVER FOR THEMSELVES. EVERYBODY TO DISCOVER FOR THEMSELVES. IF YOU’RE SURE IT’S FOR THEMSELVES. IF YOU’RE SURE IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK FOR IF YOU’RE SURE IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK FOR YOU, TRY IT. NOT GOING TO WORK FOR YOU, TRY IT. DO IT FOR TEN MINUTES, YOU, TRY IT. DO IT FOR TEN MINUTES, FIVE MINUTES A DAY FOR DO IT FOR TEN MINUTES, FIVE MINUTES A DAY FOR TEN DAYS, TRY IT. FIVE MINUTES A DAY FOR TEN DAYS, TRY IT.>>Reporter: EVEN IN TEN DAYS, TRY IT.>>Reporter: EVEN IN THE CRAZINESS OF THE>>Reporter: EVEN IN THE CRAZINESS OF THE HOLIDAYS, ANYONE CAN THE CRAZINESS OF THE HOLIDAYS, ANYONE CAN MEDITATE ANYWHERE. HOLIDAYS, ANYONE CAN MEDITATE ANYWHERE.>>OUR EXTERNAL MEDITATE ANYWHERE.>>OUR EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES DON’T>>OUR EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES DON’T DEFINE OUR ABILITY TO CIRCUMSTANCES DON’T DEFINE OUR ABILITY TO DISCOVER INNER PEACE, DEFINE OUR ABILITY TO DISCOVER INNER PEACE, YOU KNOW? DISCOVER INNER PEACE, YOU KNOW? WE CAN DISCOVER IT

 

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