Meditation on Wheels? Mobile OMs Are Now a Thing.

Sophie Heller
Meditation on Wheels? Mobile OMs Are Now a Thing.

Within the chaotic city streets of Detroit, New York City, and San Francisco, mobile meditation trucks are making their debut.

Mobile meditation companies like Be Time, Meditation Works and PauseNow have taken large vehicles like trailers and RVs and completely transformed them into tranquil oases decked with soundproof walls, LED lights, soothing music and aromatherapy to transport you from your busy day into a world of silence, of calm, of being.

What caused the emergence of this trend?

Piggybacking on the food truck trend, business owners wanted to make meditation just as convenient as the delicious food available on wheels. Stress levels are at an all-time high. According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association in 2017, more than half of America believes this is the lowest point in our nation’s history that they can remember. That’s quite depressing.

This number speaks to so many Americans who are living high-stress lives and breathing negative energy all day from political, environmental, and economic concerns. Although it’s well-documented that meditation can provide stress relief, finding a few minutes to sit still in a day can often feel impossible especially with endless to-do lists, stressful work environment, and fast-paced lives.

That’s where mobile meditation comes in.

As an innovative response to this worldwide need to de-stress, meditation on wheels provides an easy opportunity to take a mental break. New York’s Be Time brings meditators into a peaceful escape, providing cushions, gravity blankets (which imitate the pressure of being hugged), and the option to choose between a 15- or 30-minute guided meditation.

Aboard a San Francisco meditation bus, visitors retreat from the usual city hustle and enter into private pods where they’re provided sound-canceling headphones and the choice between a 15-minute guided or silent meditation.

In Detroit, you’ll find a 1976 renovated RV that exclusively works in contracts with businesses, bringing peace of mind to bank and law office employees throughout the day.

Who is it for?

Mobile meditation studios are not only for seasoned meditators. In fact, quite the contrary, these businesses attract newbies and those curious but inexperienced in meditation. With the intent of making meditation accessible to everyone, meditation on wheels is the perfect way to step out of your office during lunch for a quick physical and mental refresh.

By clearing your busy mind for just a few minutes in a day, meditation can be a real solution to stress. You will be rewarded with more energy, clarity, and focus—something we can all benefit from. The innovative mobile meditation trend makes this remarkable release more accessible and even –dare I say– FUN!