Learn to meditate in 12 easy steps, then take the 30 day challenge to make meditation a daily habit.
With 1 Giant Mind, Jonni Pollard, a master meditation teacher, author, and founder of the 1 Giant Mind Teacher Training Academy will teach you how to learn a 'Being' meditation technique. With 4 years of in-app research, this app has proven to reduce stress levels and generate overall better wellbeing for users. *(PSS Personal Stress Survey surveyed over 6000 users).
The 1 Giant Mind app is for anyone who wants to feel less stressed, more calm, present, and experience greater health and wellbeing. Our approach to meditation is easy and effortless. and no previous experience is required. Anyone can learn this technique in 12 short steps and begin to experience the benefits immediately.
How the 12 Step ‘Learn Meditation' Course works:
* Each step only takes 15 minutes and builds upon the previous step
* Step by step video and audio tutorial instruction guides you
* A journal and set-a-reminder tool to help you keep track of your progress and assist in making your practice a daily habit
* In-depth practical explanations to further deepen your knowledge of the technique
* Access to a ‘Review Your Experience’ videos that help you better understand all of the different experiences you can have
* Videos can be streamed or downloaded
* Unlock helpful content and rewards as you progress
* FAQ library that answers many questions that you may have as you learn this technique.
* At the end of the 12 step course you will know how to meditate anywhere, anytime, and experience deeply restful and rejuvenating meditations.
* Once you have completed the 12 step course you will unlock the 30 day challenge.
* Take the 30 day challenge to make meditation a daily habit
* Choose the length of your daily meditation, do it with or without music and with or without guidance.
* Access the journal and set a reminder tools
* Unlock content and rewards to inspire you to complete the 30 day challenge.
* Once you have completed the 12 step course you will unlock the meditation timer.
* This is a great tool to keep you on track
* Choose between 10, 15 and 20 minute meditations, with or without guidance and/or music.
* Choose a male or female voice to guide you
* Keep a journal, and set reminders.
* Track your Mindful Minutes in Apple Health
6 Key Points of this Technique
- The 1 Giant Mind Being technique is effortless to practice
- This technique is perfect for people with busy minds
- The technique requires no concentration or controlling of thoughts
- It can be practiced anywhere, at anytime, sitting comfortably with your eyes closed
- It doesn’t require any belief system to be effective
- You can feel benefits immediately
Our 30 minute timer and audio will now run for the full 30 minutes and we streamlined the Facebook login process.
Ratings and Reviews
I like this better than headspace
I’ve been using headspace for over a year and wanted to give this a shot after researching mantra meditation. I would like to preface this with the fact that I’ve only been on this app for 6 days. There are some clear and subtle differences between the meditation promoted in headspace and 1GM:
1) “gently return after noting” vs “effortlessly return”: I find that the latter (1GM) prevents me from experiencing tension while the former (headspace) seems to almost ask me to put an effort to return to my breath even if my mind wants to explore the distracting thought a little more. In 1GM, it’s perfectly okay to let the emotions and thoughts play out. Headspace, although not quite explicit in it, has a more judgmental attitude to these thoughts and emotions. These two phrases are further elaborated upon in the respective apps.
2) “breath” vs “mantra”: sometimes the breath isn’t enough to keep me grounded because of the mental activity in my brain. The mantra helps me center that residual mental activity further as I synchronize the mantra with my breath.
Excellent - and affordable! - mantra meditation
This is an awesome - free!!! - meditation app. Jonni is a very soothing and reassuring teacher. I like that there are 12 intro lessons where he guides you on the practice. He’s more present in the first few sessions but gradually pulls back. The technique is pretty easy to pick up and there are many good videos to address common issues or experiences people have when they are starting a meditation habit. The 30 day challenge is great for building meditation into your routine. The mantra based style has worked well for me because I like the idea of a practice being effortless - letting the thoughts in your head be released and using the mantra to anchor you. Let Jonni be your guide to less stress and a more clear mind!
Grateful for this app
Coming from a Zazen background, I spent many hours researching non-directive/mantra meditation, and had a really hard time finding any resources that would not charge you an arm and a leg to just get a sense of what the practice entailed. It seemed like every outlet wanted to charge some exorbitant amount of money "to help" me , and frankly where the amount was not even that high, the intent did not feel genuine and was justified as "making sure that only people who are truly interested have access to the materials". Not so here. The app is free, the instructions are clear and don't try to load you with a bunch of baggage.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.