Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Blog Meets Brand on behalf of OMG. I Can Meditate! I received app account access to facilitate my review and compensation to thank me for my participation.
How many thoughts are swirling through your mind right this second? Personally, I’m thinking about spring clothes for the girls, finding a job, my dentist appointment tomorrow, getting Thomas enrolled in his new degree program, and what I’m going to have for lunch. Oh yeah, and the mountain of laundry that needs to be done. Whew. So I was exceedingly intrigued when I was asked to review the OMG. I Can Meditate app. A calmer spirit in 10 minutes a day? Yep, I’m in!
Meditation Isn’t Hard
So maybe your first thought on meditation is the hippie guru you see in movies. Or maybe you think that your daily yoga/pilates workout is enough meditation for you. But the real core of meditation is to help you feel more calm and clear-headed. It can help you sleep better, feel less stress and anxiety, and have a more positive outlook. Sometimes as moms, we get overwhelmed with all our duties. And if you’re already cramming in working, cleaning house, schooling, laundry, exercise and playtime…well, meditation may sound like one more drain on your reserves. But I’m here to tell you: that 10 minutes makes a big difference.
Your personal meditation coach, Lynne Goldberg, has an amazing bio. She freely admits that she was dragged kicking and screaming to her first meditation session by a friend. But she was at a low point in her life where she needed some clarity and balance, and she soon found her life’s passion.
When you start your daily session, Lynne welcomes you and with her soothing voice, guides you through bringing your body and mind into sync for your daily meditation. She coaches you on feeling healthy, calming your mind and enjoying the silence and allowing yourself a sort of healing period in order to bring you life into balance. I got so used to hearing her voice, it was like listening to a good friend as she shared part of my day. Check out this intro clip:
10 Minutes Feels Good
Since the OMG. I Can Meditate app is free, meditation techniques are always right at your fingertips. The free trial version is amazing. You have the Daily Meditations, a 12 week series with meditations for 7 days a week. The first week is free FOREVER, so you can keep practicing it over and over. Or you can upgrade your version and unlock all the other weeks.
Personally, I would practice the meditation after exercising. Even though my body would be feeling great after a 3 mile walk, my mind would still be buzzing with my “to-do” list and all the worries I was having that day. I sat on the floor, opened the iPad to get the guided meditation app and began. Even though it was soothing, I’m not going to exaggerate: it took a few days to really get the hang of it. Sometimes I would just get sleepy and want to nap, other times I would stop mid-meditation to answer a call or text. But once the new habit was ingrained, it became a necessary respite each day.
In addition to daily meditations, there are specialty meditations, including 2, 3 or 5 minute quick power meditations; 7 and 8 minute meditations you can do while on the go around town; and other moments of meditation to deal with relationship issues, tough times at work, building up your self esteem, finding inner peace and a positive self-image, and just good old-fashioned relaxation time. Plus, there’s a section on wellness, with 15 and 16 minute segments for those going through chemotherapy treatments, pregnancy or menopause. When you add in the section for kids’ meditation, you really do have all ages and ranges covered.
Want to try it for free?
Home on Deranged is giving away 10 activation codes for the OMG. I Can Meditate app. The codes are good for a 3 month full-access premium membership, with all the meditations available to you. The range of choices is amazing and includes four different audio tracks to help you fall asleep. Just be one of the first 10 people to comment that you’d like to try it, and I’ll send you a unique activation code to use.