Ananda Meditation: Guided Meditations and Techniques based on Yogananda's Teachings
Meditation is a pathway to the joy of your own soul. It’s easy to learn and rewarding but can take a lifetime to master. Wherever you are on your path, this app can help. Ananda has taught meditation to thousands of people around the world for nearly 50 years.
• Learn the ancient technique of Hong-Sau to focus your attention
• Over 100 guided meditations and techniques to inspire your practice, with more added regularly
• Use a timer to concentrate on your breath, not the length of the meditation
• Create your own custom meditations for the time you have available, and add chants, periods of silence, affirmations, and more
• Set reminders to establish or strengthen your daily meditation routine
You can download meditations for offline viewing, including videos or just audio-only if you need to save bandwidth. A variety of guided experiences are available, including:
• Lessons in meditation
• Meditations led by teachers at the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
• Pranayama lessons and techniques taught by Nayaswami Gyandev, a co-founder of the Yoga Alliance
• Visualizations and guided meditations from Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda
Guided meditations include focuses on:
• Inner balance
• Peace and joy
• Awakening the chakras
• Connecting to your divine power
Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings on meditation are intended not just to de-stress you, but to take you to a deep place of peace, wisdom, and bliss. Download the app now and experience it for yourself.
"The app is really amazing. I have seen a ton of self help apps, but nothing comes even close to the joy that you get when following these practices." —Kailash, Kerala, India
"I am loving the build your own meditation option!" —Angela, Seattle, USA
"Well designed and offers flexible meditation practices. I can see that it will come handy during drier times or while traveling, helping me to stay structured and focused."
—Mireille, San Diego, USA
"Love what you have done. The individual meditation has so many options." —Chandi, OR, USA
--- WHAT IS ANANDA?
Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.
You can expand your sense of harmony, and gain an increased sense of God’s active presence in your life through ancient and effective techniques including meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritually oriented Hatha Yoga, community, and divine friendship.
Ananda was founded in 1968 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, who passed away in 2013. Swami Kriyananda’s spiritual successor is Nayawami Jyotish who, along with his wife Nayaswami Devi, serves as Ananda’s spiritual director.
Ananda Meditation® is a trademark registered by Ananda Church of Self-Realization of Nevada County.
A lock-screen playback feature was added, silent timer bugs fixed with the new Custom Silent Timer feature added recently, and a number of other bugs were worked on, including offline downloads and interruptions in playback of some tracks. Enjoy!
Ratings and Reviews
A personal assistant for your practice
I can’t begin to talk about how fantastic this app is. Has to be one of the most thought out apps for meditators of all levels out there and the only one that incorporates the teachings of Supreme Yoga Master Paramahansa Yogananda.
This app has lessons on meditation and instructions on techniques for the beginner which makes it a meditation course on its own. For the moderate meditator it has guided meditations, chants and kirtans, energization exercises, pranayama techniques and a meditation timer and a feature to set up reminders for ones practice. For those more advance it has a create your own meditation session featur which for me is the highlight of the app. This feature allows you to create a meditation session by incorporating audios and videos from the archive in the app. You can set up the opening prayer, the a chant of your liking, a guided meditation for you specific purpose, sounds of bell, harps or just chanting Aum and a finishing prayer. With this feature the possibilities are huge. I truly recommend it.
Wonderful Meditation App
This is the BEST app for all stages of meditation-beginning to advanced. I love the pre-set meditations, but even better is the section where personalized meditations can be set up. This includes opening prayer to a closing bell or Aum....and everything in between. It’s truly terrific to choose which chants and prayers I would like to use and then be able to follow.
I’ve meditated on my own for several years and just love the feeling that I’m meditating with the entire Ananda group. I’ve even gone back and reviewed the “how to meditate “ section and the inspiration section.
The entire app is set up logically and very intuitive to use.
A truly wonderful app that really teaches you to take stock of your current lifestyle and eliminate attitudes and beliefs that have had the effect over many lifetimes of distancing you from God. It makes you realize where and how you have gone astray and shows you how to get back again to where you are meant to be!
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- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- In-App Purchases
- Affirmations for Self-Healing $1.99
- Metaphysical Meditations $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.