You hear about its benefits but struggle to fit it into your busy schedule – it’s meditation, and it’s undergone some changes. If you have heard of SOS Method, then you know exactly what I mean. If not, then let me enlighten you. SOS Method has taken Eastern holistic methods of well-being and pairs it with modern scientific knowledge to make meditation and yoga and all that is good for your body and mind something that you can do without having to reserve large blocks of time.
SOS Method: Meditation is an app that helps you do just that. It packages programs that enable you to exercise meditative practice in short snippets of time – 5 minutes to be exact. While you might be skeptical as to the effectiveness of such short periods of application, the data the app creator has collected so far show these shortened sessions of mindfulness and inner focus produce positive results.
All you have to do is download the free app and try it out for a while. The app comes with a free trial period. Once that’s up, you will need to subscribe, either monthly or yearly to maintain access to full functionality. It costs just $6.99/month or $58.99/year, which goes a long way towards preventive care. You will have to provide an email address to create an account.
What sets this app apart from the other meditation apps is the science behind it. The creator has designed just the right music, tone, words and white space to create an ambiance that you can submerse yourself into, no matter where you are. You could be at the office, at the kitchen table, on the bus and all you would need is a great set of headphones so all you hear is the exercise. If you are looking to target a specific issue, there are exercises for that. You get to choose what you want to do, and you can repeat them as often as needed.
Finding what you need in the app is super easy. There are categories to choose from and you can even mark the ones that are your favorites, so you can do them periodically when needed. The app itself is also looking to improve people’s lives, one at a time, so for every subscription purchased they will donate one to someone in need.
The app starts you off with a Quick Start page. This provides guidance on where to start, which is helpful whether you are completely new to meditation and yoga or an expert. What I noticed after using the app for about a week and sneaking in a few sessions here and there was that I was sleeping better. The most effective session was the one I would do just before going to sleep. I plan on incorporating a session or two while at work to see if my workdays flow better.
If you are looking for a way to introduce meditation into your life in a way that fits into your busy schedule, I highly recommend downloading SOS Method: Meditation. You will feel the benefits almost instantaneously.