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Always making excuses for not meditating? This is simply the best way to learn and enjoy mindfulness meditation - and it's always in your pocket for short breaks, trips, and outdoor practice!
(This version doesn’t work on iOS8. Instead, please download our new, updated app, "Mental Workout", offering both a free, "lite" version and a full, subscription-based version. See our support page for a complimentary upgrade if you already own this app.)
Mindfulness-based technique for stress-reduction with scientifically proven health benefits. Guided mindfulness meditations written and narrated by Stephan Bodian, author of the Meditation For Dummies®.
The bestselling mindfulness app on iTunes.
"Mental Workout is at the forefront of the therapist-in-an-app movement (ther-app-y??)." - Shiny Shiny
"Can't put down your iPhone? Now you don't have to." - Natural Solutions Magazine
"The meditations are simple and straightforward enough that anyone can do, but are not dumbed down in any way that would put off someone with a greater experience with meditation. These are well produced apps that have already been updated and improved several times based on customer feedback." - Yoga Basics
- Includes 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40-minute guided mindfulness meditations
- Audio guide to meditation
- Checklist for optimal meditation practice
- 10-minute deep relaxation exercise to prepare for meditation or to unwind at the end of a stressful day
- Mindfulness-based technique for stress-reduction
- Scientifically proven health benefits when you meditate consistently
- No previous experience with meditation required
- Written and spoken by the author of Meditation For Dummies®
For our new multi-device version of this program ($16.99/year) with more content, please download the Mental Workout app or check out:
Note: Mindfulness meditation is proven more effective without background music - therefore it is not present in this app.
What's New in Version 3.0
- Audio guide to meditation
- Meditation checklist
- Option to give a free meditation to friends
- Updated interface
- Twitter and Facebook integration
- 30 and 40-minute meditations
Great mindfulness workout
This app is a great introduction but is also valuable for serious students of mindfulness. Be sure you're getting the right app. This is NOT for relaxing to fall asleep or NOT some odd "binaural beats" mind trickery. Mindfulness is a way of observing your physical, emotional, and cognitive experiences. It grew out of westernized Buddhist ideas, but now is researched and studied (Google the MARC, "Mindfulness Awareness Research Center" at UCLA for example) . The benefits of good practice will reduce stress, reduce reaction to negative emotions, and a great sense of well-being. No shortcuts. Like long distance running or piano playing, it's all about practice, practice, practice---but that's why this app is so good. You can start with the five minute setting. As days and weeks go by, work up to the 40 minute sessions, though maybe for some 40 minutes are most convenient on weekends. I'd like to see a v.3 with hour long workouts, though you can work around that with judicious use of pauses on the 40 minute setting. This teacher on the app is excellent and he's been in the field a long time.
3 years and strong
This app has helped me through some hard times. I've owned it for ~3 years now, and it's been my go to mediation app. It has been with me through interviews and new jobs, internships, anxiety attacks, starting new colleges, tests and exams, presentations, moving, death in the family, abusive family...you name it, I've used this app to overcome it. It helps me sleep when I'm too tense and helps me "let go" when I need to relax. Meditation isn't miracle work, you need to allow yourself to give in, but I saw a huge improvement in my life. This is one of those "will never delete" apps.
Complete Mindfulness Instructions
This app is extraordinary. Short of finding your own personal meditation teacher, it's the best intro to mindfulness I've found. The guided meditations include complete instructions in this core practice, from following your breath to opening your awareness to the full range of experience. The glitches in the earlier version have been eliminated, and the narration is gentle, relaxing, and precise. With all the scientifically proven benefits of mindfulness, this app is worth 10 times the price. It has everything you need--the trick is to find the time and energy to practice!
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Aug 25, 2010
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 159 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mental Workout Inc.
- © 2009-2010 Mental Workout Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.