Meditation App – Changing to Calm.com

Last week I wrote a post about getting into Meditation and testing out the Headspace application and applying it to My Morning Routine.  It’s a great application, but it was just ok for me… Here’s why:

Headspace, I could see being particularly great for women because it’s this Australian dude’s voice calmly guiding you through your first time meditating and nurturing your spiritual growth.

What I pictured was this… a much scrawnier version of Russell Crowe leading you down a path of self-exploration with 9 out of 10 on the creepy scale cartoon puppet robot things bouncing in and out every so often.

headspace_guy

I’m not bad mouthing this application, it is actually a really great application particularly for tracking progress and teaching beginners, but that’s just the image that comes to my mind – and some people might dig that kind of thing.  Plus the little elf-like, clown-like, bow-tie wearing Teletubby reincarnate gave me the heebie-jeebies.

So… I’ve since revived an old favorite mediation resource that I’ve used previously, introducing…

Calm.com

just breathe….

Reasons I Prefer Calm.com

  • The woman’s voice is super calming to me
  • It has a great mobile and web interface
  • It doesn’t try to sell me on meditating or require me to sign up, it’s an option
  • It gets right to the point, go to http://www.calm.com and you can start meditating in under 5 seconds
  • It has multiple different categories of guided meditations
  • If you don’t need a guide, it will simply be your timer

The Categories they Offer:

  • 7 Days of Calm (beginner track)
  • Calm (the core product)
  • Anxiety Release
  • Compassion
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Energy
  • Focus
  • Forgiveness
  • Gratitude
  • Inner Peace
  • Inner Strength
  • Motivation
  • Positivity
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Sleep – yes Sleep!

My Approach:

  • Calm.com is now officially part of My Morning Routine
  • I take 2-10 minutes, the moment I wakeup, and select a category for the day
  • In the mornings – I’m generally taking the Energy or Motivation path – but I change it up, no biggie
  • Usually in the evening I’ll take 2-10 min as part of My Bedtime Routine – and love doing the Sleep version.

and that’s my product pitch of the day – just going to put it out in the universe – I want to be paid for product endorsements I believe in some day.

Happy Meditating!

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