Apps are a fun way to meditate. There are lots of meditation apps to choose from. I have tried a lot and will share a few good ones with you.
The great thing is that you already have a routine to meditate, so if you have extra time you can open an app and add an extra layer to your practice.
Or if you have extra time at a different time of day you can use an app as well.
The first app I will share is a meditation timer app called Insight Timer.
I like Insight Timer, as I mentioned yesterday I love timers. For all parts of my life. They are great for meditating too.
This app can do a lot of different things.
- It can be as simple as setting a timer for 3 minutes and starting.
- There are guided meditations you can listen to, with a lot of filters available to choose a good one. From the time you have available to picking different topics you want to work on.
- There are groups to join.
- You can also track your progress.
For now, I am going to focus on the timer aspect of this app.
Download Insight Timer onto your device.
Click on the timer icon on the bottom.
Pick a duration of how long you want to meditate.
If you want, choose an ambient sound.
For fun pick an ending bell that is pleasant.
You can save this timer as a preset, so next time it will be ready to go.
Click Start and begin:
Using your finger movements
Breathe in Peace & Calm
Breathe out and Smile
Repeat until your timer dings!