Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/22/aura-is-a-mobile-meditation-tr.html
As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most of our free moments are squandered scrolling through social media.
Aura is a meditation coach for your smartphone (and you) that helps you practice mindfulness every day. It provides you with short meditation exercises that are scientifically proven to decrease stress and balance out your overactive brain. Aside from gentle reminders to breathe and relax, Aura uses machine learning to tailor your practice around your individual needs and anxiety levels. Its guided sessions can last 3 to 10 minutes, and you can revisit previous sessions any time.
Additionally, Aura tracks changes in your mood over time to paint a detailed picture of your mental health. A lifetime subscription to Aura is available in the Boing Boing Store for 82% off the usual price—a one-time cost of $69.99.