Whatever skill we are learning in life, having an experienced teacher you can trust and relate to is important. But when it comes to exploring the intricacies and subtleties of the mind, it is not just important but essential. Books can be useful to help educate, clarify and inspire, but they are no replacement for first-hand guidance from an established lineage of teaching.
Headspace is guided meditation that will teach you all you need to know to start and sustaining a practice. It also has lots of great added motivational support to help you every step of the way.
Andy Puddicombe is the co-founder of Headspace and meditation teacher. Having learnt meditation as a child, Andy became a Buddhist monk in his early twenties and trained with many renowned experts over the following 10 years. He trained in both the Burmese and Tibetan schools of Buddhism, as a lay-person, as a novice, and as a fully ordained monk. He continues to study under those same teachers from the Tibetan tradition and is currently the sole Headspace teacher.
The best place to start is with the Basics course, Andy will guide you through every step.