Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Will Hagle
Calm.com helps you take a meditation break, from 2 to 20 minutes.
Meditation is one of the most beneficial habits any human can form. It’s important to exercise your brain, to train your mind not to think. For years, meditation was stigmatized in the West as an Eastern practice. Now, as has been the case with martial arts and yoga, more and more people around the globe are recognizing how useful it can be. Calm.com is a site designed to help you practice your meditation. It’s a bit surprising that a space for meditation exists online — the web is one of the biggest, most scatterbrained and stressful places you could spend your time. Yet that makes sites like Calm.com even more important.
Thankfully, Calm.com is much more simple and — well — calming than other sites on the web. When you arrive at the home page, you’re greeted with a serene, moving image of nature. The site tells you to “Take A Meditation Break Now,” letting you choose between 2 minutes and 20 minutes. You can also choose between a guided session, or a session that only alerts you when the time is up. The guided meditations are useful for beginners, as they help you focus on your breath and body and learn how to deal with unwanted thoughts that may interrupt your session. The site suggests using headphones for the experience, as it plays relaxing nature sounds for the entire duration. Calm.com is also available as a mobile app on iOS and Android. If you’ve been online for a while, your mind deserves a break. Try out Calm.com.