When we discuss uses for virtual reality (VR) and other immersive technologies we often mention the various ways VR is being utilised in the medical field. There’s even a subsection on the website itself, ‘Your Virtual Health’ where we collate features relating to VR and MedTech.
Now more than ever, the health of the mind, your mental wellbeing, is being seen as just as important as that of your body. One former incubator project in San Jose, California however is looking at a way to utilise VR for both body and mind.
Providers EvolVR have teamed up with social VR platform AltspaceVR to launch what they are calling the first-ever VR yoga and meditation classes. Following a series of successful “Beta events”, beginning this month EvolvVR are running five weekly classes, which are open to anyone regardless of age or country. EvolvVR also aim to bring the 45-minute free sessions to further social VR platforms at a later date as well as introduce more focused and advanced courses for which it will charge a small fee.
“We’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible for spiritual exploration and personal growth in virtual reality.” Says EvolvVR’s CEO and Founder the Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel. “With new hardware and software becoming available every week, and the price of the necessary equipment dropping steadily, the adventure is really ahead of us.”
Interested parties can find out more information about EvolvVR’s activities on their website. We’ve also included a trailer below. VRFocus will bring you more health related VR news very soon.