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 5 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 30-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, 20 or 30 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 6.0
Improved new nature sounds from award winning recordist Gordon Hempton. Added two additional music choices. Added 30 minute guided meditation.
Not what I expected, in a good way
At first I thought the lady's voice was kinda annoying but I was having trouble sleeping and my friend suggested this app. So I tried it. And once I got the volume and music and stuff the way I liked it, I feel asleep in a matter of 30-40 min. It might not take you that long or it might take you longer, but I usually take about 2 hours at least to fall asleep so this is really good for me. I actually get more sleep, I have better dreams (crazy, right?) AND it's actually easier to up in the morning, because I feel really rested. And even when I get a lot of sleep, I usually don't feel rested. So I don't know what it is, but the voice and the music is so calming. (I suggest either the "acceptance" music, or the "gentle night" music. Sorry this is long but this app is really good! The payment is defiantly worth it!!
Lifesaver! Simply the best.
I've tried about 15 meditation apps included ones for guided and specific issues like anxiety, sleep and anger. This app is perfect because: (1) do a little or a lot: choose five, ten or up to 30 minutes, (2) timing of her speaking is perfect: the guide seems to speak at just the right intervals to not disrupt when you get a good groove going but enough to keep you centered in the meditation, (3) it works for all issues you may be having because it's generic enough but says a lot like about letting go of thoughts and feeling your breath, etc. and (4) it's the little things: like being able to control the speakers voice volume, chose background music or ambient sound and control that volume separately, and how long you want music to trail off at the so you can just drop or or fade away to nice music. Perfect.
Great for focus
I have a hard time meditating on my own and find some music and guidance helps me focus, but if there's too much talking, it's annoying or distracting. This is a perfect mix of gentle guidance with music (optional.) it's a pretty basic concept as you can choose from several sound options and various time limits, which I love. It seems like she just did a variation on some gentle reminders and then rotates those in cycles depending on how long your meditation is. Like I said, nothing fancy, but that's what I like about it. It's been great for getting me back into meditation, as I'm one to find following instructions a better way for me to do something vs. trying on my own, where I'll likely give up! The app is simple to use and I haven't had any problems so far.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Oct 11, 2014
- Version: 6.0
- Size: 100 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Meditation Oasis
- © 2009 Mary & Richard Maddux
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.