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Old 12-21-19, 05:09 PM  
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Calm or Headspace App

I'm hoping to meditate more in the new year. I'm a newbie and was wondering which app everyone prefers and why? Looking for short meditations as well as something to help wind down at bedtime. TIA!
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Old 12-21-19, 05:12 PM  
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I use Insight Timer. I think I downloaded Headspace but you only get a few meditations for free. I'm not paying for an app when Insight Timer has so much free. I don't think I tried Calm.
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Old 12-21-19, 05:21 PM  
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Thank you! I didn't know about this app but it looks great! I like that you can customize the amount of time, ambient sound, and bell.
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Old 12-21-19, 05:43 PM  
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I use Insight Timer. I think I downloaded Headspace but you only get a few meditations for free. I'm not paying for an app when Insight Timer has so much free. I don't think I tried Calm.
Insight Timer is very good, lots to choose from.
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Old 12-21-19, 06:35 PM  
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Insight Timer is great, but I also have a friend who uses Calm and she absolutely loves it.
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Old 12-22-19, 11:36 AM  
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Insight Timer

I prefer the Insight Timer. It's so versatile. I think you have to pay for Calm, and the Headspace guy aggravates me.
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Old 12-22-19, 12:00 PM  
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I use Insight Timer, too. They had a half off sale so I actually paid for it to try the courses. So far, I've only finished one of the courses I've tried.
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Old 12-22-19, 03:15 PM  
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I absolutely love Insight Timer! I'm up to 444 consecutive days. There's such a wonderful variety of guided meditations. I finally broke down early this year and bought a membership. I listen to the courses when I'm walking (sometimes you're supposed to meditate while you're listening, but I do my best ... haven't gotten run over by a car yet, anyway).
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Old 12-22-19, 04:58 PM  
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How do you do 444 days in a row on the free version? I downloaded it and it has 7 day free trial, and even to load that I have to agree to automatically move onto $89/year.
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Old 12-22-19, 05:01 PM  
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Helen, that seems weird. It looks to me like you only need to pay for Insight Timer if you want to access the courses. I've been using it free for over a year with no problems.
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