Ananda Meditation: Guided Meditations and Techniques based on Yogananda's Teachings

Meditation is a pathway to the joy of your own soul. It’s easy to learn and rewarding but can take a lifetime to master. Wherever you are on your path, this app can help. Ananda has taught meditation to thousands of people around the world for nearly 50 years.

• Learn the ancient technique of Hong-Sau to focus your attention
• Over 100 guided meditations and techniques to inspire your practice, with more added regularly
• Use a timer to concentrate on your breath, not the length of the meditation
• Create your own custom meditations for the time you have available, and add chants, periods of silence, affirmations, and more
• Set reminders to establish or strengthen your daily meditation routine

You can download meditations for offline viewing, including videos or just audio-only if you need to save bandwidth. A variety of guided experiences are available, including:

• Lessons in meditation
• Meditations led by teachers at the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
• Pranayama lessons and techniques taught by Nayaswami Gyandev, a co-founder of the Yoga Alliance
• Visualizations and guided meditations from Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda

Guided meditations include focuses on:
• Inner balance
• Healing
• Peace and joy
• Love
• Awakening the chakras
• Connecting to your divine power

Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings on meditation are intended not just to de-stress you, but to take you to a deep place of peace, wisdom, and bliss. Download the app now and experience it for yourself.


"The app is really amazing. I have seen a ton of self help apps, but nothing comes even close to the joy that you get when following these practices." —Kailash, Kerala, India

"I am loving the build your own meditation option!" —Angela, Seattle, USA

"Well designed and offers flexible meditation practices. I can see that it will come handy during drier times or while traveling, helping me to stay structured and focused."
—Mireille, San Diego, USA

"Love what you have done. The individual meditation has so many options." —Chandi, OR, USA


Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.
You can expand your sense of harmony, and gain an increased sense of God’s active presence in your life through ancient and effective techniques including meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritually oriented Hatha Yoga, community, and divine friendship.

Ananda was founded in 1968 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, who passed away in 2013. Swami Kriyananda’s spiritual successor is Nayawami Jyotish who, along with his wife Nayaswami Devi, serves as Ananda’s spiritual director.

Ananda Meditation® is a trademark registered by Ananda Church of Self-Realization of Nevada County.

What's New

Version 1.17

- Fixed: New cards notification badge number is now persistent until user visits section
- Fixed: 1 App crash

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Wonderful Meditation App


This is the BEST app for all stages of meditation-beginning to advanced. I love the pre-set meditations, but even better is the section where personalized meditations can be set up. This includes opening prayer to a closing bell or Aum....and everything in between. It’s truly terrific to choose which chants and prayers I would like to use and then be able to follow.
I’ve meditated on my own for several years and just love the feeling that I’m meditating with the entire Ananda group. I’ve even gone back and reviewed the “how to meditate “ section and the inspiration section.
The entire app is set up logically and very intuitive to use.
Great job!

I love Ananda Meditation app

Gail Page

I have been studying meditation in an online course from Ananda. I found out about this app and tried it. It helped me learn the Energization Exercises better by following the video. I have meditated more deeply than usual by listening to the first of about 8 guided meditations - the 25 minute one given by Swami Kriyananda. I gave 4 rather than 5 stars because there is only one short meditation available so far. Having a number of 5 - 20 minute audios of guided meditations would be very valuable for both beginners or even more experienced meditators who want to add another meditation that doesn't take as long. Thanks, Ananda, for this wonderful app and all you do!

Developer Response

Hi Gail, thanks for your great feedback. We've been recording more short meditations based on your suggestion and others' and will be adding them to the app soon.

In the meantime, you might enjoy a couple of new sections: "Meditation Remedies" and "Short Practices for Successful Living."

Best meditation practice and technique for concentration


Ananda meditation is the best practice and technique for starting the day with focus and clarity. The only thing I would say could be changed is some of the choppy video and options for putting a full practice / routine together. More yoga options would also be great since it helps take one into meditation more easily if one's mind is busy. Would love to have tips on how to chant and the instrument called the harmonium.

Developer Response

Hi Kalamali, thanks for taking the time to write and share your thoughts. These suggestions are like gold to us. :)

We do have solutions for a couple of them, so I wanted to share those in case you found them helpful:

- How to Chant: There's a category of videos under Devotional Chanting and Music called "Learn How to Chant with Harmonium" — I think that may be what you are looking for.

- Putting a routine together: Look under "Custom Meditations" for how you can build your own custom practices, that you can then re-use.

We'd love to know more about the choppy video problem you have; if you're able to write to with more information, that would be great!

Thanks for your comments and free to write any time with ideas.


Ananda Church of Self-Realization
117.1 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Affirmations for Self-Healing $1.99
  2. Metaphysical Meditations $1.99


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