In a previous post, I talked about meditation’s potential role in naturally lower blood pressure and gave some tips to get started. When it comes to a new skill, I find guidance and inspiration super essential in continuing to stay motivated. When I first heard about meditation, I thought my only option was to sit in the dark by myself trying to fight off my many anxious thoughts. With time, it was interesting to discover all the tools out there that can help me better develop this skill.
Today, I’d like to introduce one of the first cellphone applications for meditation that I used and still love today! To clarify, I don’t work for this company and found it randomly. Honestly, I was drawn to the amount of free content especially since so many apps now charge for use. There is paid content available on this app too, but you definitely don’t need to spend the money to get a lot of use out of it!
The app is called Insight Timer. It is available for both Android and iPhone.
Here are some of my favorite features! (Just a few to start!)
Learning from Live Sessions with Meditation Teachers Around the World: It’s interesting to be able to have immediate access to live sessions which varies from day to day! Keeps me on my toes and learning new strategies.
Fun Customizations: The App offers ways to customize your meditation experience; even down to the specific sound of the meditation bell that signifies the start of meditation! There are quite a few bells to choose from (that you don’t see in this screenshot. I personally think it’s kind of cool!
Option to Choose Different Languages: I love that this app is accessible to people worldwide. You can choose from so many different languages!
A Huge Library of Beautiful Music Tracks to Meditate To: Some days I meditate better to just music alone and Insight Timer offers a wide variety of genres and categories to choose from.
There’s a lot more to the App than what I described above, but I didn’t want to overwhelm with too much information all at once. I get really excited when I share the tools that work well for me. I hope you try out this app and let me know what you think!
Why am I posting about meditation? It can help to lower blood pressure naturally, especially during those moments when anxiety spikes. I also recommend meditating on a schedule each day, even just for 10 minutes at a time. It helps me stay more centered and better manage the moments when stressful unexpected things happen.
Trying to lower blood pressure naturally with meditation is only a piece of the puzzle. It is best combined with a physically active lifestyle, a well-rounded heart healthy diet, other mental health tools, medical management by a licensed medical professional such as your cardiologist, and much more!
If you want to learn more about the app, you can also visit: https://insighttimer.com/
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