By Meditation Oasis
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Recommended by the HUFFINGTON POST. Enjoy the benefits of meditation as you walk with the Meditation Oasis® Walking Meditations app. Walking meditation can be just as profound as sitting meditation. It brings the meditative experience into daily activity.
Walking meditation is perfect for those who have trouble sitting still to meditate. For those who enjoy sitting meditations, walking meditation brings a new dimension, helping to bring meditation into every moment of the day.
Our approach to walking meditation is easy and informal. These meditations gently guide you to experience your body and your surroundings fully as you walk, letting go of the mind's preoccupation with naming, analyzing and evaluating what's going on. Letting go of thoughts about the past and future allows you to experience the present moment more fully.
THE APP CONTAINS:
THREE WALKING MEDITATIONS, each with a different emphasis
TIPS on how to get the most out of your walking meditation
DIARY PAGE - for those who want to keep notes on insights and experiences
Each walking meditation has a different focus:
BEING FULLY PRESENT Guided Walking Meditation (16 min)
This meditation helps you to be fully present to all of the experiences you have while walking -- what you experience within yourself and in the world around you.
ENLIVENING THE BODY Guided Walking Meditation (17 min)
This meditation focuses on the experience of the body while walking. It enlivens the body, strengthens the mind-body connection and is both calming and grounding.
ENHANCING THE SENSES Guided Walking Meditation (18 min)
This meditation focuses on what you see, hear, smell and feel through the sense of touch as you walk. It enhances your experience of life by enhancing your perception.
CREATED BY MARY MADDUX, MS, HTP and RICHARD MADDUX, best known for their popular Meditation Oasis podcast, smartphone apps 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 3.1
minor bug fixes.
Not worth it
No controls. She just keeps saying the same thing over and over. The "enliven body" and "enliven senses" meditation are not much different than the "fully present" meditation. I thought they would be more specific to the titles, but there's just a few words during them that have anything to do with the subject of the meditation. The most annoying thing is the very long pauses throughout the whole recording. It's not very relaxing to have to stop walking and/or meditating to see if I hit pause accidentally or caused it to stop playing in some way.
However, I will say that I've enjoyed the Relax and Rest app they have. You can change the music and control the music and voice volume, among other controls. I just think this walking one was not well thought out.
What I expected and wanted
For $0.99, I expected a calm voice that would help keep my thoughts where they belong during the meditation. As someone with no experience meditating, I thought this would be helpful, and it is. I can see that a more experienced person might not need it. I can also see that I'll soon be able to build in some breaks -- not listening to anything. But for now, and for me, this is great and absolutely worth the cost.
Soothing peaceful voice. Length of the three meditations offers flexibility (16, 17, 18 min). Can do one once or same one two or three times. Or you can combine the three in any way to do a 30 or 45 or full hour of walking. Very helpful in keeping my mind in the present and practicing awareness. Thanks for this app!
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: May 10, 2014
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 47.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Meditation Oasis
- © 2011 Mary & Richard Maddux
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.