Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Giveaway: Meditation and Yoga Apps (for iPhone users)

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Most of the time, technology separates us from our meditation and yoga practice...we get distracted by our phones and computers and they eat up our time and add to our stress.

But not in this case! For today's Black Friday giveaway, I'm offering one lucky reader the chance to download two amazing yoga and meditation apps: Yogalosophy and Anamaya Meditation. Both are wonderful resources on the practices of yoga and meditation, and they offer simple, approachable ways to deepen your practice.

The winner of this giveaway will receive a download of both Yogalosophy and Anamaya for iPhone. Please note that there are no Android versions of these apps yet... bummer, I know! I'm in touch with the developers and will make an announcement when the droid versions get released; for now, only iPhone users need apply to win the giveaway. Read below for details on each app. Photos and descriptions below via the iTunes store.

To enter, please leave a comment below about your current yoga or meditation practice, and why you're hoping to use the apps.

Good luck, and namaste!

Anamaya Meditation AppOver 300 guided meditations, each with a mindfulness or visualization exercise. Plus, learning resources covering the science and psychology of meditation. The course covers 11 meditation focus areas, including worry, anxiety, stress, pain, sports, pregnancy, concentration, and more. 

Each meditation track is lead by Anamaya Clinic co-founder Graham Doke. He has studied meditation techniques for over 15 years and uses tailored led-meditation with his clients to access their inner peace and help them with their unwanted behaviors and emotions. 

In Yogalosophy®, Mandy Ingber—one of the most sought-after fitness and wellness advisors in Los Angeles—offers up a unique 28-day plan to help you achieve a healthier body and happier mind. Building on the concepts in Ingber’s popular DVD, Yogalosophy® provides an accessible program of proven workouts and eating guidelines designed to tone and strengthen the entire body, inside and out.

In addition to recipes and detailed body-sculpting workouts (which combine yoga postures with a wide range of other effective exercises), Ingber offers up wise insights and thought-provoking anecdotes to encourage a healthier, more life-embracing mindset. Full of girlfriend-y wisdom, Yogalosophy® is a realistic, flexible, daily plan that will help you transform your mind, your body, and your life.

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PS If you're feeling a little too obsessed with your smartphone lately, check out my post on how to detach from your phone.


  1. First things first: I started reading Hamlets Blackberry after you recommended reading it, what a fantastic book. Thank you! :) I'm currently struggling with everything after completing teacher training in June and getting a new regular job in September - so much change, all at once, and I don't know where my head is. I've tried to make meditation a practice, but Apps like Omvana just didn't work for me at all.. Would be ace to give this a try!

  2. I've struggled on and off with unbearable anxiety and I know meditation and yoga help me keep my focus and sanity. I have drifted from a good routine and utilizing Apps and products like ebooks and online courses really help hold people accountable for sticking to their routines. I do have an android and this does restrict my options for using these things. But hey, just more reason to go back to an iphone. I hope to be able to use these in the near future to help myself get back into my routine and no feel so stuck.

  3. Thanks for letting me know about this, Rachel! I just restarted a yoga practice, because my body is extra sensitive this pregnancy and even just walking often feels bad. I needed something to stretch and strengthen while getting my heart rate up that didn't feel too high impact (who knew that walking could ever feel too high impact?! lol). So, yoga. So far so good! It feels really sacred, which is an important factor for me, too...I'm thinking that after I deliver in the spring, my exercise routine is going to look like a combo of yoga and my fav local dance class, both of which feel meaningful as well as healthful for my body. Okay that's enough from to you, shining one.

  4. Thank you Rachel! I have enjoyed reading your recent posts. I read Mandy's book, it is fab. Lots of good info. Enjoy this day! xoxoxo

  5. I just switched to iPhone! Glad I can use these fun apps. Cheers!

  6. If we really consider how we learn in the modern world, we realize that despite all our emphasis on education, our education is one- sided and shallow. We may learn to memorize equations and facts, but we do not really learn to understand and develop our own inner life. Our minds remain scattered and our emotions persist as negative, conflicting forces. We are able to use only a small portion of our mental abilities, because we are preoccupied with confusion, fear, and inner conflict. Meditation helps us to overcome these limitations; it helps us to become aware of the subtler and more positive powers within. In gaining this awareness, we become creative and dynamic. Abilities such as intuition, which many consider unusual or rare, are actually within the potential of all human beings who meditate. Such gifts are available to those who make contact with the deeper aspects within themselves.

    Universal Meditation