Monthly Archives: June 2016

Apple is bringing meditation to your wrist

From BuzzFeed….

Apple wants you to take a deep breath, savor the moment, and slowly let it go. Preferably while wearing an Apple Watch.

sub-buzz-13642-1466724411-21Last week, Apple unveiled Breathe, an app that will be the tech giant’s first foray into quantified mindfulness when it becomes available on the Apple Watch this fall. Breathe will join the hundreds of other meditation-themed apps that aim to help users find calm. But while scientific research indicates that meditation can improve conditions like anxiety, depression, and pain, there is scarce evidence that meditation in app form also has the same health benefits.

“Just doing some deep breathing can have some great benefits for a lot of people,” whether they’re taking a break from a busy work day or winding down for the day, Jay Blahnik, Apple’s director of fitness for health technologies, told BuzzFeed News. And with an app like Breathe, “it wouldn’t be hard for them to do it, regardless if they were a beginner or were very experienced with having more mindfulness in their day.”

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Recommended articles just posted on our resources page

Am I Doing This Right? on Mindful.org – Answers to the top 10 questions that everyone asks about meditation by Tara Healey and .

Are You a Creature of (Bad) Habits? on Mindful.org – “A few simple steps can help you break the cycle of unhealthy actions and develop the skills to cultivate good ones.” Article by Hugh Byrne.

Take Your Mind for a Walk on Mindful.org – “Meditation can seem so meaningful and significant that it becomes a great big chore. In fact, with a slight shift in attitude, it can be as simple as walking the dog.” Article by Steve Hickman.

The Top 5 Myths About Mindfulness Meditation on Mindful.org – Elisha Goldstein debunks some common misconceptions about mindfulness meditation.

How to Practice Walking Meditation on Lion’s Roar. Article by Leslie Booker.