If you never thought meditating was for you, you probably just never met Breethe. You don’t need to have a mantra or understand what it means to “find your centre” to try the meditations in this app; you just have to be interested in solving a problem you’re facing in your life.
Maybe you’re not getting enough sleep at night, you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one, or you’re feeling stretched too thin at work. Well, you’ll find bedtime stories and visualizations to help you nod off, meditations to help you remember a loved one and deal with their passing, and even a soothing session called “My Boss Is a Jerk.”
Lynne Goldberg, the lead meditation teacher behind the app, is a big believer in making meditation applicable to real-world scenarios. She first began meditating about 25 years ago when she was dealing with infertility, and she used it from then on as a tool to help her cope when life got really tough—when her marriage ended, she lost two babies, and her work life essentially fell apart all at once. She began to think of meditation as her “life jacket through life’s storms.”
When you first launch the app, you’ll be asked to select areas you want to work on—you can choose anything from Feel Happier to Lose Weight. You’ll even find meditations to help you improve your sex life. Each meditation is nuanced to a specific scenario. So, for example, if you’re trying to find forgiveness, you might learn from focusing on being in the moment, rather than living in the past.
Because the app is geared toward real life, Breethe also has a great solution for those who aren’t sure how to fit a 15-minute meditation into their day. Tap your profile and select Alarm. The function allows you to wake up a few minutes earlier than you normally would and start your day with a meditation, so you can lie in bed, close your eyes, and be guided through your journey to solve whatever problem you’re facing.
Now meditation doesn’t seem so hard, does it?