Mindfulness content from Headspace


The Headspace experience is available to you if your language in Teams is set to English, French, German, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Viva Insights has introduced a curated set of guided meditations and Focus music from Headspace. Reach these resources on the Home page to help you start your day grounded, relax your mind before a big presentation, find focus before starting an important project, or close out your day with a mindfulness exercise during your virtual commute. In just a few minutes a day, meditation and mindfulness with Headspace can help you decrease stress and increase focus.

Start a guided meditation

Anytime you want, you can start a guided meditation that's been designed for the current time of day:

  1. Open the Home page of Microsoft Viva Insights.

    Screenshot that shows the Home page with Headspace.

  2. To start the Headspace exercise, select the Play button on the Headspace card.

    Screenshot that shows the Headspace card.

  3. (Optional) Browse through a curated set of meditations that are designed to fit different scenarios within the flow of your day. To see your options, open the Practice mindfulness page by selecting See more.

  4. Under Practice mindfulness, select a meditation option in the Guided meditations area or a musical option in the Focus music area.

    Screenshot that shows the Mindfulness option running.

Run Headspace in the background

In Teams, you can open and run Viva Insights in a new window. This lets you play Headspace meditations and Focus music while continuing your collaboration in Teams.

  1. Locate the pinned Viva Insights app on the left navigation pane of Teams.

  2. Right-click the Viva Insights icon.

  3. Select Pop out app.

    Screenshot that shows the Headspace app pop-out.

    This opens a new window in which the Insights app is running.

  4. In this second window, select More mindfulness exercises and then start a Headspace meditation or Focus music as described in Start a guided meditation.

  5. Optionally, minimize the Insights window that you just opened. You can continue working in Teams in the original Teams window.

Frequently asked questions

Q1. I have questions about meditation and other best practices. Where can I look for answers?

A1. Check out the Headspace app's Questions about meditation page.

Viva Insights Home page