Meditation is an exercise in withholding self-judgement. Here’s how to think about progress.

Learn to meditate in ten minutes a day with the Headspace app. Each day, it delivers a new guided meditation based on teachings that Andy Puddicombe, Co-founder of Headspace, learned during the ten years he spent studying meditation and mindfulness.

In his early twenties, midway through a Sports Science degree and a very typical student life, Andy made the radical decision to give it all up and set off to Asia to become a Buddhist monk. He spent a decade studying in monasteries around Asia, culminating in his ordination as a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan tradition. In 2004, he returned home with one goal in mind: bringing meditation to as many people as possible.