The great thing about the apps is that one can meditate anytime, anywhere: on the bus on the way to work, in bed at night or when one goes for a walk.
Stockholm, Sweden (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
MindApps announces The Mindfulness App II, the sequel to the popular meditation app, now available in the App Store. Soon the apps will be available in eight languages, both for iPhone and Android. The vision is crystal clear to the creaters of the app: Make the whole world discover meditation. With the app, users can meditate anytime, anywhere: on the bus on the way to work, in bed at night or when they go for a walk.
Meditation has many positive effects that make people more harmonious. And when people are harmonious, they are also more compassionate and open to things around them.
"We want to help make the world a better place by making meditation accessible to all people, wherever they are. And the mobile phone you always carry with you," says Martin Wikfalk, mindfulness teacher and one of the founder of Mindapps.
It is scientifically proven that meditation improves sleep, results in better relationships, stronger immune system and greater self-awareness. It reduces feelings of stress at the same time as it makes people more effective. In other words the quality of life improves, as well as peoples' ability to handle the everyday puzzle and negative thoughts that often want to intrude.
"One becomes more grounded and steady. When negative thoughts comes it is easier to see through them," says Magnus Fridh, also a meditation teacher and the other founder of Mindapps.
It's not complicated to get started and it does not need not be particularly time consuming. Shorter meditations more often is better than longer meditations more seldom. Scientific studies have shown that positive effects of meditation are noticeable in the body only after a few weeks of meditation for 20 minutes.
The great thing about the apps is that one can meditate anytime, anywhere: on the bus on the way to work, in bed at night or when one goes for a walk. "We get very positive response from users, and a person who has downloaded the app wrote that she stays five minutes in the car every day to meditate before getting into the family. As a re-start after work", says Magnus. Another user wrote " I love this app. The voice is very soft and welcoming. The content is inspiring and I am so pleased that I downloaded it."
During the past three months more than 350,000 meditations were completed through the apps and The Mindfulness app is one of the most downloaded health apps in Scandinavia. Mindapps is now releasing The Mindfulness App II, with ten new meditations, six guided and four silent, the ability to set one's own length, and the option to set reminders in various ways. With these two apps in the mobile phone no one need to miss the opportunity to meditate.
As a part of MindApps vision to change the world through meditation, the apps have been translated into English, French, German and Danish. During the autumn, the apps will be launched in Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Norwegian says Magnus.
The Mindfulness App II is a tool to be more fully here in the life that we're living.
- Choose among 6 new guided meditations - Mountain meditation, Lake meditation, Lovingkindness meditation, Standing meditation, Walking meditation and a longer Body Scan. Users can choose the type of meditation that suits in the moment
- By setting reminders at times and days of one's choice one can get a message when it's time to meditate
- Set reminders randomly or be reminded when arriving or leave a specific location
- 40 new Mindfulness Notices that helps increase one's presence in daily life
- Through the Mindfulness App II one can simply "call oneself up" from time to time to check whether one is really there
- All completed meditations are stored in the statistics section so that the user can follow how the meditation practice is developing over time
Pricing and Availability:
The Mindfulness App and The Mindfulness App II are available in the AppStore for $1.99 USD in the Health & Fitness category. The Mindfulness App is available in Google Play for $1.99 USD.