Meditation is a powerful tool and many people find listening to a guided meditation track helps them begin or stick with their practice. There are plenty of apps that offer guided meditations, such as Headspace, Liberate, and Calm—and now Fitbit Premium members have a new tool.
The Mindful Method “is designed to help you improve your emotional wellbeing as an important part of your overall health, featuring audio and video sessions led by Deepak Chopra on impactful, relevant themes like mindfulness, sleep, stress management, mental wellness and the mind-body connection,” according to a press release.
Adults in the U.S. reported the highest rate of mental health concerns like stress, anxiety and sadness from March 2020 to May 2020. Research shows that left unchecked, this pandemic-induced stress can lead to negative health issues including depression, headaches, and an increased risk of heart problems. Meditation and mindfulness can help relieve stress, improve sleep, and more.
The guided meditation collection currently includes 10 audio and video sessions, and will eventually feature over 30. Each session is less than 20 minutes, making it easy to fit mindfulness in between Zoom sessions or caring for loved ones. The sessions include topics such as meditation, managing emotions, winding down for the day, stress relief and more. Future sessions will include topics ranging from using mindfulness as a tool to build awareness, manage stress and emotions, and build concentration as well as how to incorporate mindfulness throughout your day.
Fitbit Premium costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year . If you want to try Chopra’s meditations, you can access a free 90-day trial to Premium here.