A Week of Meditation: BREETHE
My instant reaction was how I liked the blue colours as they are very calming. The two e’s making a smile in the middle was a little annoying though. The introduction video was very good as it showed everything available in the app.
I did the ‘Five Minute Meditation’ to start off my day. I liked the meditation as it made me feel refreshed. However, there was no clear ending.
I did the breath exercise. I had never done any activity like that. It seemed a little difficult at the start. It thought me how to control my breath. I didn’t have a lot of time to complete it so I felt distracted.
I did the ‘Begin Again’ meditation. It conjured up nice feelings in me of love and reduced my stress levels. I liked the use of sand imagery.
I did the ‘Learn to Meditate’ meditation. It was 10 minutes long. It was some of the meditation practices I was used to. I felt very relaxed when it was done.
I did the ‘Total Body Relaxation’ meditation before I went to bed. It really relaxed me and sent me to sleep very fast.
I did the ‘Relaxing Anxiety’ meditation. It involved imagery of a pond and leaves, and instructed me to imagine placing all my worries on the leaves and letting them float away. It was quite a quick meditation. I liked this one the best.
I did the ‘Happiness: Stepping Back’ mediation. This thought me to watch my thoughts like a movie and separate them from who I am. I liked this one as it was calming.
I feel like I got a deeper insight into meditation and the different types of it. I take away from it how meditation is perfect whenever I have a free moment, as this prevents me from getting over stressed during a busy/anxious period. One critique would be that it didn’t separate free meditations from meditations that needed to be paid for. Often I would click into a meditation I wanted to do only to find out later that I had to be a paying member to do it. Overall I found the app really pleasant and relaxing.