Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Sattva is an app that encourages both beginners and experienced individuals to continue practicing meditation. It’s available for both iOS and Android, and it has a robust set of tools that encourage and inspire you to make meditation a daily habit. It’s an interesting way of using technology to assist with an ancient, natural practice like meditation. The design aesthetic and app’s feature set are simplistic enough to compliment and respect meditation’s longstanding tradition. The app includes free guided meditation sounds or music, an integrated timer that helps you keep track of your sessions, a heart rate monitor and a tool to help you rate your state of mind before and after each session.
Sattva also has a gamification component that encourages users to continue meditating on a regular basis. There are several different challenges, designed for those experienced with meditation as well as those who are just starting out. You can win trophies for reaching certain accomplishments and gain insights into how meditation has changed or improved your daily life. The app is similar to the Nike Plus running app in that it’s the best way to form a habit and remain accountable for a daily exercise that is undeniably useful for you. In an era in which more and more people are excited about mindfulness and practicing meditation, Sattva is an incredibly valuable tool.