I’ve just been meditating with Nayaswami Jyotish, the Spiritual Director of Ananda. He led a prayer, played a chant, and guided us into meditation. It felt like he was actually there.

In fact, we weren’t meditating together in person but through the new free Ananda Meditation app. I was watching his meditation video, “Expand Your Consciousness,” one of the 14 already published. (We’ll be adding new meditations every couple of weeks.)

So instead of an inspirational letter this month, we wanted to invite you to try this app. The guided meditations from long-time meditators are the centerpiece, but there’s a lot more that I think you may find valuable:

  • Lessons in meditation, including one on creating a daily meditation routine
  • Silent meditations, set to a specific length or open-ended
  • The ability to build your own custom meditations
    • A stats page for tracking your meditation time
  • Talks on meditation from Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda

Guided meditations can be heart-opening and expansive, and can even help to re-inspire a current practice. A friend told me recently that she planned to use this app to help strengthen her evening meditations. Others have said that they want to share this app with their meditation students.

Here’s a video to show you more about how it works:

If you feel to, take a few minutes to try it out and explore.

Suggestions from other Daily Meditator subscribers have helped the app’s progress and development, so also please don’t be shy to let us know what you think.

You can download it from the App Store for the iPhone and iPad and from Google Play for modern Android phones and tablets.

May your meditations be blessed,
Nabha Cosley

P.S. If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, some of the guided meditations are also online — take a look at the YouTube account for the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation.

13 Comments

  1. The app is cool, well done, polished, and user-friendly. Thanks to all involved for the prodigious amount of loving service that went into it!

  2. Hi Nabha, Thank you for the email re med app and would like to have it but as I explained some time ago, I find technology difficult to understand and haven’t a clue how to do it. I have downloaded some things but where I am uncertain I use youtube. Blessings to you

  3. Having problems with the app recently. It just hangs half way through the meditation.

    1. Hi Cecilia, thanks for letting us know, and sorry for that problem on your device. I’ll write to you and see if we can figure out what is causing it.

  4. Even though I can’t seem to get the app to download onto my Kindle, the Youtube videos are well worth watching. High quality work!

  5. I would love to download this onto my Kindle. I have it on my smartphone and it is wonderful! Really makes meditation easier.

    1. Dear Candice, we’re so glad you are enjoying the app! We aren’t planning a version for Kindle at this time. We will soon start adding the guided meditations to YouTube — you could access these at least from your Kindle.

  6. Dear Great Souls,

    This is just what we all needed!

    It would be great to add the Superconscious Living Exercises and the Circle of Joy to the Pranayama & Energization section.

    And, although the focus is on meditation, it would also be helpful to add at least a few gentle Ananda Yoga postures to contribute to that initial relaxation stage, such as Warrior 1, Sitting Pidgeon, Sitting Camel, and others. Maybe drawing from some of the existing videos, such as Maitri’s recent one.

    Students, Clients, and meditation group participants are all in high praise of the app!

    Even though I’ve been meditating for awhile, it’s a treat to be guided in these timeless practices. And the ability to build custom meditations or even select variations each time results in a constant process of re-inspiration!

    Ever-new joy to all,
    Tracy

  7. Namaste Nabha, Have had the app for a little while now and it’s great! Everything is so inspirational and heartwarming, such a joy to learn more and go over new insights and perspectives. There is such a clear union of love and the chain is ever growing. Blessings to all

  8. Hi, the app is very useful, thanks.
    As a suggestion, have the translation into other languages, including Italian (prayers, songs).
    But from some days there is a problem who blocks the app (android).
    After opening the app, it is displayed “waiting for media files to be downloaded….” but not run and it is blocked.
    Same problem on my friends app.
    Do you have a suggestion?

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