A personal meditation pod for $14,500—is it worth it?

Life can get stressful. It feels like there's always so much to do and so little time. If every one of us had a choice of feeling calmer and acquiring a dedicated space to unwind, we'd jump on it in a heartbeat. Well, maybe now you can. Read today's article for an insightful overview into one device that promises a healthier mindset and a space to zone out.

A personal meditation pod for $14,500—is it worth it?
A woman using light therapy in Somadome

Struggling to feel connected, more at peace, and generally calmer? Then you’ve probably been recommended meditation. Practicing meditation can help you feel more self-aware, reduce negative emotions, manage stress, and gain a new perspective on stressful situations. While these benefits sound promising, finding the space to actually meditate is a whole other story. Somadome is a technology-enabled meditation pod that looks like a seat with a lid and could be the solution to that problem. But you’ll need a spare $14,500.

How Somadome works explained in a video

Uses light and color therapy

For that price, what makes this personal meditation pod so special? That’s down to light and color therapy. Somadome immerses you into a pod filled with colors that coordinate with your session goals. With the option to select a single color of light or go through an entire spectrum, it provides an environment that adheres to your mental state. So you can feel more energized, calmer, or productive depending on the lighting.

According to Somadome’s website, light can regulate and control the automatic nervous system and release melatonin (the hormone that controls your sleep-wake cycle) and cortisol (the hormone responsible for balancing stress). These two hormones are essential for your wellbeing, and an imbalance can contribute to anxiety, tiredness, and more.

Transforms EMF frequencies and uses binaural beats

Somadome’s website claims that this personal meditation pod “transforms EMF frequencies that are out of harmony with our bodies’ natural electromagnetic signals”. In simpler terms, this meditation space eradicates the effects that electronic devices have on our bodies. Did you know that surrounding yourself with electronics can disrupt the healthy cells within your organs? This results in increased pain, fatigue, low energy, and feelings of misalignment. This could explain those days where you’re feeling down with no reason for the cause.

Somadome wants to not only provide a cocoon to meditate in and feel more connected with your surroundings but also transform these unnatural waveforms into forms more like those found in nature. So it sounds like Somadome allows you to still cherish your electronics without the negative effects that are associated with them.

Additionally, this personal meditation pod uses binaural beats in guided and unguided tracks to help you search for peace and mental clarity. This works in the same ways as monks use singing bowls and instruments to access meditative states. In fact, this is ideal if you’re fearful of being silenced with your thoughts.

Overall, knowing what you know about Somadome, we’ll direct the leading question to you: do you think it’s worth spending $14,500 on a high-tech meditation space? Or is that price tag too hefty for your mental wellbeing? We believe money spent on items that bring you happiness and peace might just be worth it. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Amy Poole is an Editor and Writer at Gadget Flow. When she's not indulged in everything gadget-related, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Rosie, and keeping fit.
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