Maintain mindful focus after meditation

The Cycle gently shifts the hue of your screen inside and outside of meditation. After meditation, the cycle helps you remember mindfulness, fading into the unconscious to keep you focused. When you do get distracted, just shift your attention to the effect for light-guided mindfulness meditation.

Max intensity demonstrated - the Cycle is fully adjustable.
Fades out of consciousness

Perceptual adaptation calibrates your perception to your environment. After adaptation, the Cycle gently supports you while you see your screen normally.

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Focus in any environment

From a noisy neighbor to a worrisome thought, leading psychological theories of attention predict that the Cycle reduces internal and external stimuli irrelevant to your task.

Micro meditations

You can immediately engage in a light-guided mindfulness meditation by observing the cycle. No menus or audio needed, easily practice in times of need.

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PASSIVE SUPPORT

Sail through the day with focused calm

Leading psychological theories of attention predict that the Cycle reduces internal and external stimuli irrelevant to your task. After adaptation, the constant, gentle Cycle runs as you see your screen normally.

Perform color sensitive work

Color perception is relative. This text is black because the background is more white. The Cycle shifts global color, preserving pixel-to-pixel differences.

Block out distractions

According to leading theories of attention, our attention capacity is limited, but that capacity must be filled. If your task isn't occupying the full capacity, you pick up distractions. The Cycle fills empty space so distractions don't reach your attention.

Prevent stress and anxiety

Distractions can be internal. By staying focused on the task at hand, you'll worry less about things outside of your immediate control.

Fully adjustable

We all see the world differently—literally. You can adjust color and intensity according to your preferences.

IMMEDIATE MEDITATION ASSISTANCE

Easy meditation for relief and growth

The Cycle makes meditation easy and hassle free. Just as you can follow the flow of the breath for meditation, you can follow the flow of the Cycle. After 5 minutes in our Mindfulness Fast Track, you can shift your attention to the Cycle for light-guided meditation.

Relieve stress when busy

The demands of the day can increase stress and leave you with little time to find a quiet place and meditate. Simply shift your attention to the Cycle to meditate.

Regain focus when distracted

If a distraction does pull you out of your workflow, you'll notice the Cycle. Our light-guided meditations train you to immediately regain present awareness by observing the Cycle.

Easy as 1-2-3

Counting breaths is a fundamental mindfulness technique. In times of need, just count 3 cycles.

Advance your practice

Master mindfulness techniques more quickly by practicing throughout the day.

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WHAT ABOUT GUIDED MEDITATIONS?

Stay on track to keep moving forward.

Calming the mind is an essential component of mindfulness meditation. Techniques like body scans, following the breath, or following the Cycle are necessary first steps to becoming mindful.

By keeping the mind calm throughout the day, you'll be in a better position to practice advanced mindfulness techniques for greater growth through our Mindfulness Fast Track.

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