Simply Being - Guided Meditation for Relaxation and Presence
By Meditation Oasis
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RECOMMENDED BY THE NY TIMES, SELF MAGAZINE, YOGA JOURNAL, the HUFFINGTON POST and more. Meditate easily with this elegantly simple App. Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience. The Meditation Oasis® Simply Being app has been developed by Richard and Mary Maddux, creators of the popular Meditation Oasis® podcast. It allows you to choose from 4 meditation times and gives you to option to listen to the guided meditation with or without music or nature sounds. You can also listen to the music or nature sounds alone. In addition, you can choose how long to listen to the music or nature sounds after the voice guidance finishes.
"Let the voice-guided Simply Being app talk you through a relaxing 5- to 20-minute meditation session. 'Other apps offer pretty nature sounds but no instruction, which left me bored,' a tester said. 'With the voice guidance, five minutes of meditation flew by.'" Self Magazine, April 2011
"Very relaxing and a good way to fall asleep."
"...the best guided meditation I have ever found."
"Extremely soothing music..."
"My stress level has dropped, I have more patience, and I am more relaxed before going to bed."
With this App you can:
- Meditate easily as you are voice-guided step by step
- Choose a meditation length of 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes
- Listen to the meditation with or without music/nature sounds
- Read instructions to support and enhance your meditation
- Listen to music or nature sounds alone
- Choose how long the music/nature sounds will continue after the meditation ends
- Relax deeply and experience the present moment completely
- Enjoy the benefits of meditation easily
- Links to support on the Meditation Oasis website
The Simply Being meditation is useful for beginners and experienced meditators alike.
Created by Mary Maddux, MS, HTP and Richard Maddux, best known for their popular Meditation Oasis podcast and and CDs.
Mary and Richard bring over 30 years of meditation practice and teaching to the creation of their guided meditations and music. In addition to teaching meditation, Mary has worked in both conventional and alternative settings as a counselor and healing arts practitioner. Richard has played and composed music all of his life. His music is composed especially for meditation, relaxation and healing.
What's New in Version 5.5
minor bug fixes.
I feel the app is very good because the voice is soft enough to help you in remaining foccused in the present moment. how ever, while the comments of the voice at the begining of the meditation are useful to get a state of calm and relaxation, when your thoughts are completely stopped it could be distracting.
Meditation is a state of observing and feeling life without judging or reprocessing information into conclusions. Many types of meditation use mantras (hinduist types) or sacred words (Christian types) to mantain and prolong this state.
MY SUGGESTION to improve the program is adding a subroutine that gives you the option to record your own mantra and adjust how many times is repeated per minute or during the total meditation time. Another interesting feature to add is a the sound of a brass bell that could mark either starting and ending of meditation as you decide.
Guide into bliss
Okay, so this title may be a bit much, but I thoroughly enjoy this app. Recommended by the author of the book, "The Miracle Morning", I had to try this out.
I have meditated much in the past, but this app really helps me realize where I fault. Just recently, I had a really deep and successful meditation utilizing this app, and I am here to say this app has brought me leaps and bounds from my former dilapidated style of mediation.
Tonight was the first night I did a guided 20 minute meditation with voice only and I have never surpassed a level of oneness like I did tonight. I don't know if new guidance was added, because some of the soft suggestions seem new to me tonight as opposed to 2 months ago. If changes were done, then those changes really helped!
Works for me!
I've tried meditating so many other times and have always ended up either focusing on a problem and not getting to a relaxed state or falling asleep. This app works for me for a number of reasons: I can set a definite time and choose the background sounds; I enjoy the gal's voice and really like how she takes into account the fact that your mind isn't going to be blank, and that's ok - that has helped me let go of the thoughts that pop up instead of focusing on them; and the way her suggestions and the silences are spaced allow for relaxation but also keep your mind from running away with random thoughts for any length of time.
I would recommend this for anyone who wants to learn how to incorporate meditation into their life.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 07, 2013
- Version: 5.5
- Size: 89.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Meditation Oasis
- © 2009 Mary & Richard Maddux
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.