APPLE "BEST OF 2018" AWARD-WINNER -- A clear, simple approach to meditation with a NY Times bestselling author and some of the most respected (and cool) meditation teachers on the planet. Designed for skeptics, built to help you keep it going.
- Daily videos and guided meditations to teach you meditation in the simplest way possible.
- A range of content for coping with anxiety and political stress, and for activities like walking and falling asleep.
- New content weekly to keep meditation from becoming a chore.
- Practical advice for applying mindfulness to your relationships, eating, work, and more.
- Quick meditations that fit into your busy life—during your commute, lunch break, etc.
- Offline access to guided meditations and videos. (premium)
- Apple Health App integration for tracking your progress.
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About 10% Happier, the book:
In his #1 New York Times bestseller, 10% Happier, ABC news anchor Dan Harris explores how his on-air panic attack in 2004 prompted him to search for a way to defang the voice in his head. He found meditation, and it's helped him be less yanked around by his emotions.
About 10% Happier, the podcast:
In his top-ranking podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what the podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)?
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We've redesigned the Profile tab, added stats after you've finished a meditation, cleaned up some bugs, and added more fresh meditations. Enjoy!
• Profile: We've redesigned the Profile tab to include your total mindful days, minutes, progress over the last month, and your meditation history.
• Post-Meditation: Now, after a meditation you'll see your progress and an easy-to-share update on your mindful stats.
• Weekly New Meditations: We've added a few sleep meditations with Jeff Warren and Oren Jay Sofer, a stress meditation with Diana Winston, a meditation on patience with Sebene Selassie, a morning meditation with Jessica Morey, and more!
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While you're here... we've included snippet from a recent edition of our "Meditation Weekly" newsletter.
Relaxation is Not Enough
By Jay Michaelson
Chilling out is not enough.
I know, I know – most people try out meditation in order to reduce stress. And that is totally fine. Meditating will help you calm down and de-stress. It does work.
But that's the tip of the iceberg. The real point is happiness.
Here’s the thing. De-stressing is actually a pretty simple process. When you’re stressed out, the neurons are firing, the heart is pumping, the hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, and others) are flowing. If you can just decrease the rates of all those things, you’ll return to a more balanced state. You’ll chill out.
Meditation is one of many tools that can do that. You can also just take a few deep breaths, go for a walk, or Netflix & Chill. Anything that interrupts the feedback loops of mind and body will do the trick.
But if that’s all you’re doing with meditation, you’re kind of missing out. Because the real benefit of meditation comes not from the chilling out but from the seeing clearly, which comes next. That’s what actually leads to happiness.
What’s really going on in mindfulness meditation are actually two processes: calm and insight. Calm is what we just talked about; it’s the slowing down of the mind by focusing on a single object (breath, a phrase, whatever) for awhile. Relaxation is basically a side-effect of that.
The point of focusing the mind, though, isn’t just to chill out: it’s to see clearly. What do you see? Well that depends on where you look. In many spiritual contexts, you might notice how things that seem fixed in place are actually very impermanent: feelings come and go very quickly, for example, which is helpful if you’d like to let go of that consuming anger/ anxiety/ whatever that has been causing you so much pain.
In other spiritual contexts, you might notice how beautiful things are if you can just “be here now.” A simple blade of grass can seem filled with miracles.
Or, in secular contexts, you might see your “stuff” more clearly: how much you love someone, how you sometimes get in your own way, how your habits are helping or not helping you live your best life.
This is insight. Unlike calm, it has some content to it, and it can have much more lasting benefits than just a ten-minute chill-out...
For the rest of this edition, or to sign up for the newsletter (for free) visit: https://www.10percenthappier.com/meditationweeklyblog/
Best for me so far
I’ve tried a lot of the mindfulness and meditation apps available and find this one the best for me.
They are all good but some have distracting speakers, sounds, accents that don’t suit what I’m looking for.
This is clear, no nonsense, to the point.
Just download it and tell a friend about it if it's helpful
It's really good.
Dan Harris is an intelligent, clear headed advocate of the concrete benefits of simple meditation.
Joseph Goldstein is an experienced teacher of mumbo-jumbo-free, secular meditation
Even just the free content is plenty for a realistic, sustainable meditation practice to help you feel better.
Just download it and tell a friend about it if it's helpful.