This app, to me, is technology at its finest. It’s essentially a meditation aid that provides ambient sounds and a timer to lead you through your sessions. You select one of over a dozen basic soundscapes which are comprised of various musical drones, nature sounds, white noise or, in a few instances, some combination thereof.
Then, you mix in one of over a dozen entrainment drones, which are much more subtle, but are said to aid the brainwaves “sync up” more effectively. I’m not exactly sure how this works, but I do feel a greater sense of “locking in” when I add some of this to the basic soundscape.
There are dozens of possible combinations, each with their own vibe, and they all really enhance the meditation experience. I use my regular iPhone ear-buds, and this added dimension of sound helps to focus the mind and block out other potentially distracting noises. Also, the stopwatch feature is killer. It makes it easy to grab shorter sessions here and there throughout the day as you take five minutes here or fifteen minutes there to vibe out with a little “medi” time.
Still, I think there’s something to be said for going old school with your meditation practice, as well, and delving off into the silence for your usual extended sessions. But – this is a great addition and highly recommended.