Guide to Finding Inner Peace Through your Smart Phone
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 05:00 AM
People who know me would agree, I’m a pretty intense, hyped-up, over-caffeinated New Yorker. Heck, “relaxation” for me involves spinning my legs at insane speeds on a stationary bike for 45 minutes at SoulCycle. There's an inner peace you find when all you can do is focus on breathing: Breathe in, breathe out. Meditation is all about the breath, right?Well, it’s more than just that. It’s also about training your mind to find greater awareness. And while I admit it is a little contradictory at first, with the right approach, the very device that can make me feel so unfocused (More e-mail! Look, Facebook updates. Oh, someone tweeted me. Squirrel!) can also be my guide to focus the mind: The smart phone.
This blog post is a companion to our podcast exploring tech and mindfulness. Listen here:
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There are actually a lot of meditation apps to check out. Most are available for both iOS and Android and they range in price from free to about $10 dollars. If I missed some, leave a comment below or let us know which ones work best for you.
Namaste (Wait, is that just for yoga?).
Mindfulness Meditation by Mental Workout
Meditate – Meditation Timer
Arianna Huffington: How To De-Stress With the GPS For the Soul App
Breathe 2 Relax
Buddhist Meditation Trainer
Take a break
Room to Breathe Meditation