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Meditation Apps: Quick Tip 1

Try this. Meditation apps.

Individuals found more solutions for a problem when meditating. This experiment was published in Mindfulness. It works only for meditation allowing for all thoughts and sensation. It didn’t work when focusing on a particular thought or object.

I use Headspace and Stop Breath Think, and Bhuddify.

What’s your favorite meditation app?

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Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.

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