Simply Being - Guided Meditation for Relaxation and Presence

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Description of App: 

RECOMMENDED BY THE NY TIMES, SELF MAGAZINE AND YOGA JOURNAL. Meditate easily with this elegantly simple App by Meditation Oasis™. Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience. Simply Being has been developed by Richard and Mary Maddux, creators of the popular Meditation Oasis podcast. It allows you to choose from 4 meditation times and gives you to option to listen with or without music or nature sounds. "Let the voice-guided Simply Being app talk you through a relaxing 5- to 20-minute meditation session. 'Other apps offer pretty nature sounds but no instruction, which left me bored,' a tester said. 'With the voice guidance, five minutes of meditation flew by.'" Self Magazine, April 2011 "Very relaxing and a good way to fall asleep." "...the best guided meditation I have ever found." "Extremely soothing music..." "My stress level has dropped, I have more patience, and I am more relaxed before going to bed." With this App you can:

  • Meditate easily as you are voice-guided step by step
  • Choose a meditation length of 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes 
  • Listen to the meditation with or without music/nature sounds
  • Read instructions to support and enhance your meditation
  • Relax deeply and experience the present moment completely
  • Enjoy the benefits of meditation easily
  • Links to support on the Meditation Oasis website

The Simply Being meditation is useful for beginners and experienced meditators alike.Created by Mary Maddux, MS, HTP and Richard Maddux, best known for their popular Meditation Oasis podcast and and CDs. Mary and Richard bring over 30 years of meditation practice and teaching to the creation of their guided meditations and music. In addition to teaching meditation, Mary has worked in both conventional and alternative settings as a counselor and healing arts practitioner. Richard has played and composed music all of his life. His music is composed especially for meditation, relaxation and healing.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

5.1

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is completely accessible except that the Play button is unlabeled and just says, "Button." Since it's the only unlabeled button, it's easy to figure out that it's the Play button. I have contacted the developer, and they seem open to fixing the issue.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

There is currently a bug that depending on your selection, nothing may happen when you press Play. If this happens, choose a different time selection, start the app, then stop playback and choose your original time. It will then work. The developers are aware of the bug and plan to fix it soon.