Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by 10% Happier
By Change Collective
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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.
No need to carve out a ton of time or ‘clear your mind’.
What happens when a news anchor (Dan Harris of ABC News) has an on-air panic attack? Long story short - he finds meditation. In this app, Dan teams up with teachers like Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg to help us learn meditation or (if you already meditate) up your game.
** #1 Top listed app in New York Times ‘How to Meditate’ guide, September 2016
** Featured for ‘emergency election stress’ meditations in The Washington Post, October 2016
** #1 in Apple’s ‘New Apps We Love’, May 2016
** Launched on ABC’s Good Morning America, September 2015
Here’s what’s inside:
- Learn For Free: Free download and includes a free 7 session course ‘The Basics’ and other free meditations.
- Daily Videos: Short conversations designed to get across the key aspects of the practice in the simplest possible way.
- Guided Audio Meditations: Our teachers walk you through meditation in the simplest possible way.
- Practical Topics: Learn how to apply mindfulness to your relationships, eating, work and more.
- New Content Monthly: We dream up new and crazy content to keep meditation from becoming a chore.
- Just Meditate: Access meditations that you can fit into your commute or lunch break, even if you only have a few minutes. (Yes, this counts.)
- Coaching: As you dive into meditation, questions may arise. Your coach (a real human, not a robot) can help (but won't be annoying).
- Mindful Minutes: Keep track of your meditation progress by integrating with the Apple Health app
Download the app and learn to meditate for free. If you’d like to get more content you can become a member ($9.99/mo or $79.99/year auto-renewing subscription).
"This is by far the best of all the meditation apps I've tried. Really engaging. Keeps me interested to come back for more. "
"Just give it a shot and you probably won't regret it. Other apps get a bit too touchy-feely whereas this one is very straightforward and no nonsense."
“The coaching element is huge with this app and the message is consistent, clear, and just overall awesome. I recommend it to anyone who wants to enter the world of meditation and those who've been in that world for a long time already.”
“Best meditation app I've ever used. I've tried lots, but never stuck with it. Until now. This isn't simply a guided voice or nice background. This app helps you learn HOW to meditate and builds from there. Answers so many questions about meditating I always had. I've been using it two months consistently and my insomnia is gone. If you've ever been curious about practicing meditation, start with this app.”
About 10% Happier, the book:
In his #1 New York Times Bestselling book 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:
Top #10 podcast in Health. In the 10% Happier 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)?
What's New in Version 4.0.5
This is a continuation of the BIG update we've been wanting to make since we launched this app in January (thanks to all of your feedback!)... In addition to a bug fixes for iOS 9 users, this update includes:
* A New Look - to make things more intuitive and friendly, we've revamped the entire course experience
* Offline Access - by popular request, you can now download a course (video + audio) for offline listening
* 1 Tap to Play - we've streamlined the day-to-day experience so you can open the app and tap once to play both the video and the meditation
* Favorite Any Meditation - you can now bookmark meditations from any course so you have quick access to all of your favorites
* Shorts! - this update includes some new meditation "shorts" (quick meditations if you don't have much time)
Perhaps most importantly, though, this update has laid the foundation for us to continue to make quick improvements down the road.
So check it all out, keep the feedback coming, and stay tuned for more courses (and app updates) coming soon…
Best Meditation App
I discovered the life changing power of meditation a few years ago; however, I've often failed at being consistent and using it on a daily basis. Thus, my search for the perfect meditation app began. I've tried dozens of apps to help guide me in keeping a daily practice. The 10% Happier app (and Dan's podcast, as a side note) has been the most helpful app I've found for my meditative endeavors, and there is noticeable improvement in my mood, ability to stay calm, and ability to deal with anxiety when it arises since I've started using this app. Having a variety of subjects and teachers, all with Dan's humor woven in, is the pivotal element that sets this app apart. I especially love Sharon Salzberg's lessons. For whatever reason her voice and method really connects with my brain space. If she doesn't "do it" for you though, there are plenty of other teachers whose lessons you can try out. The availability of a coach in the 10% Happier app has also been beneficial. I've only had limited interaction, but the question I asked was responded to with compassion and care, and included useful tidbits that I took into my daily life. The results you can obtain from consistent use of the meditation exercises found in this app are more than worth the price of admission.
Awareness and calm
Being a committed Christian with anger and some anxiety problems I was hesitant to try meditation, but I thought none of my book reading or counseling sessions worked, so why not give it a cautionary try? Also before this app not a big fan of "secular" as seemed to embrace a false reality without God. Tried the app anyway and both meditation and secular non-references to Zen, Buddha helped me get the assistance I needed to no longer be a captive to the reflexive, "non-skillful" habitual thought-> emotion ->mood problems. Still able to Ad-lib my own prayers within the meditation space and not just observe my breath! My favorite guided meditations are Joseph's and Alexis's. Something akin to endorphins go off when I drink in their voices during the quiet of meditation. Not sure that is good for growing in non-clinging/detachment/equanimity though, but it does help me come close to a daily practice. Highly recommend this app to anyone who struggles with anger or anxiety.
I stumbled across this app several months ago when trying to find a simple way to learn how to meditate on my own. I'd recently quit a high pressure job and was burned out. To say the app was life-changing for me sounds like marketing jargon, but I mean it sincerely. Approaching meditation from a skeptical position, you can be put off by a lot of the pseudo spiritual decoration, but this app really strips it back to essentials. The teachers are extraordinary, some of the best in their fields, and their talks are perfectly calibrated for novices - I've since gone on to read several books by Goldstein, Salzberg et al, and mindfulness meditation is a treasured part of my daily routine. The short video teaching followed by guided meditation is a great format and beautifully executed on the app. 10% Happier is 100% worth the subscription fee. Don't even think twice about it.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Nov 18, 2016
- Version: 4.0.5
- Size: 135 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Change Collective, Inc.
- © 2016 Change Collective
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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