A pair of apps preach relaxation to millions of customers—but still badly want to beat each other.
The messy fight for mindfulness.
Having long tried to virtually transport listeners to beaches, rain forests and other dreamy respites, meditation apps today are also trying to appeal to people who are actually traveling to such places.
"Lots of people say that they can't meditate or don’t have time to meditate," said meditation researcher Richard J. Davidson. "What I tell them is…just do it for two or three minutes a couple of times a day. But really do it for two or three minutes. Make a commitment to do it that little." Are you ready to take the leap? These transcendent stand-alone apps can help you get started.
Design firm Altitude created a conceptual app that uses emotion-detecting software to help keep users calm and collected.
If you want to steal a few minutes of Zen and achieve something like contentment in the face of chaos and uncertainty, you might be tempted to download a meditation app.
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When it comes to distraction, over-reliance on technology is a frequent culprit. But we can also use technology in ways that boost our health, well-being and focus. There are a number of apps, in particular, that can help you stay calm, mentally focused and productive.
Ensō is a sleek and elegant meditation timer and bell. Its beautiful progress indicators and soothing bells help you stay focused and gently guide your session.
Matthieu Ricard, humanitarian, Buddhist monk, bestselling author, photographer scientist, speaker at Davos World Economic Forum and UN, combines and unifies two traditions: 21st century neuroscience with 25 centuries of the wisdom of mind training. Matthieu accompanies us through a variety of meditation techniques ranging from mindfulness and compassion to dealing with emotions and the nature of the mind. He urges us not to underestimate the capacity we have to transform our minds, and achieve genuine happiness.
Providing you with a daily meditation practice should be a privilege, not a product. That's why Insight Timer is free. When you became a member of Insight Timer you're encouraged to meditate for as long as you like, there are no monthly fees or lockdowns.
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