iPhone App Showcase: AmbiScience Pure Meditation

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.

ambiscience2The main interface for selecting your basic soundscape.

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.

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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One Response to iPhone App Showcase: AmbiScience Pure Meditation

  1. Christine says:

    11/17/09 BBC News published this article, “Meditation Eases Heart Disease”.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8363302.stm

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