By practicing meditation, you'll not only better understand your feelings and thoughts, but also be able to explore your own identity and what's happening around you. Thus, you become more self-aware, leading a more conscious life.
Once you become more aware of yourself and your environment, you discover your supportive resources, sleep better, enjoy life more, handle challenging situations with a calm, and find balance in your relationships. It also becomes easier for to manage emotions such as stress and anxiety. If you'd like to learn more, you can check out our articles on Meditopia's blog: https://blog.meditopia.com/en/
In the past years, as meditation and mindfulness have become more popular, hundreds of studies have been conducted to look at their impact and some common findings emerged. One such study noted that after practicing meditation regularly every day for eight weeks, the part of the brain that makes decisions, regulates challenging emotions, and empathizes became stronger. Additionally, the number of cells in the region of the brain responsible for memory increased.
In other words, individuals who practiced meditation every day for eight weeks were able to remain calmer under stressful situations, make more rational decisions, and approach themselves and others with more understanding.
When meditation is practiced long term, the limbic system--the part of the brain associated with emotional regulation--becomes less active. You become much less likely to overreact or experience sudden explosions of anger, fear, or anxiety.
It's been clinically supported that regular meditation has beneficial effects on individuals experiencing chronic stress, depression, sleep and anxiety disorders as well.
For more detailed information on the effects of meditation in general, you can check out our related blog article: https://blog.meditopia.com/tr/meditasyonun-etkileri/
If you'd like to read more about the effects of meditation on our brain and body, you can check out this related article: https://blog.meditopia.com/en/how-meditation-changes-the-human-brain/
Here, we've summarized our content offerings for you. To go on a mini Meditopia tour, keep reading:
Select a meditation
You can think of the app's "Discover" page as Meditopia's main library. Whenever you'd like to practice a meditation, you can explore the "Programs" tab. You can select one in line with your needs among different groups of programs gathered under various headings.
If you're trying meditation for the first time, you'll find the answers to any questions you may have in the "Before you start" series. You can then begin your new journey with the "First Steps" series. To give your practice a strong foundation, you can continue with the "Foundations 1" and "Foundations 2" series. After building a strong foundation, you'll have three options to continue in the app. You can either do Daily Meditations, a meditation Series, or join a Live Challenge.
-Daily meditations are prepared on a wide range of topics and Meditopia selects one tailored just for you and your needs each day. So, you'll see meditations on different topics every day.
-Series are generally prepared on a specific topic, emotion, or situation and composed of 5-10 meditations. You can follow them day by day, and dig deeper into special subjects you are intersted in or you can save the meditations you like in your "Favorites" and access them from the heart button on the home page whenever you like.
-Live Challenges are special programs that you can participate in together with your friends and family while also tracking your progress. Every day, you listen to your guide's inspiring intro and practice a meditation. Then, you practice a mindfulness exercise which is set as a mini-task.
What if you don't have much time but still want to do a quick meditation? In such situations, you can practice with meditations under the "Quick Start" tab on the Discover page, which are designed to accommodate different experiences you may be having throughout the day, allowing you to take a quick break to reset.
Get recommedations based on your needs
We ask questions like, "How do you feel today?" and "What are you doing right now?" and recommend meditations just for you based on your answers!
Make meditating part of your routine
Did you know that practicing meditation at the same time everyday actually makes it easier to make a habit out of it? You can identify when you like meditating the most and set yourself a reminder at any time of the day using the "Meditation Reminder" function found under the app's settings.
You can also use the Live Challenges to develop this habit. These challenges give you the chance to follow the program day by day, tracking your progress. Personal Challenges also play a crucial role in turning meditation into a habit. You can motivate yourself by setting personal goals like meditating everyday. You'll receive badges for completing these challenges and can keep track of your badge collection on your profile page. You can find the Live Challenges and Personal Challenges via the "Join" button on the home page under the "Easy access" heading.
Get inspired everyday
If you turn on your notification settings, you can start every morning with a motivational quote. If you tap on this notification, you'll access the "Daily Inspiration" section of the app which is full of mindful and inspirational quotes. If you'd like to explore the "Daily Inspiration" section yourself, all you need to do is to go to your profile page.
Even though it may seem hard to believe at first, taking notes can be an extremely transformative activity. When you write down your thoughts, you can not only ease your mind but also track your progress over time. To jot down your thoughts after a meditation or whenever you want, you can do so via the "My Notes" section under "Profile" in the app.
Deepen your knowledge with articles
There's another section under the "Discover" page you'll love. Under the Blog tab, you can either listen to or read a range of articles on various subjects written by experts in their respective fields. In these articles, you can access deeper information on various topics such as mindfulness, meditation practice, emotions, and relationships. Our reminder: you might also want to check out the "Suggested Talks" section after completing your meditation practice to find something to pair with your mindfulness exercise.
Get ready for a deep sleep
On our "Sleep" page, you'll find a range of content to help you drift off to sleep. You can choose anything from sleep stories, to sleep meditations, yoga nidra, and sleep sounds. Sleep meditations make it easier to fall asleep through various techniques by relaxing both your mind and your body. We have a wide range of sleep stories in which you can accompany some mythological folk characters on a journey or let yourself ease into a serene dream.
On some nights, all you want is to calm your thoughts to the rhythms of relaxing melodies. On such nights, you might prefer our sleep sounds.
Relax with music and nature sounds
On the Music page you can listen to many different pieces of music composed by various musicians. You can use these pieces along with the nature sounds to in the background of both your meditation practice and your daily life.
There's also a section where you can practice breathing exercises! Whenever you need to calm down and return to the present moment during the day, you can start by tapping the "Breathe" button.
How wonderful it is that you're inviting meditation into your life! We know that you may have some questions before you start meditating. With that in mind, we've prepared a program in which we've answered the most important questions about meditation called "Before you start," containing some short and simple answers for you.
After listening to these helpful explanations, you can move onto "First Steps” and then the “Foundations 1 & "Foundations 2” meditation series. In these series, you'll learn the fundamental practices in mindfulness, body, and breath awareness.
To explore all of the topics you're curious about with regard to meditation, you can visit our blog: https://blog.meditopia.com/en/
Some information that can guide you through Live Challenges:
Live Challenges are special meditation programs in which a particular topic is covered in depth by a coach. - It's designed to be followed on a daily basis and is one of the most enjoyable ways to make meditation a daily habit. - You can join either alone or with your loved ones. - Every day after listening to your coach's informative intro speech, you can practice a meditation and also complete a little mindfulness exercise as a daily set task. - Some of the challenges are designed to be available at all times and you can join anytime you want! In addition, a different challenge on a brand new subject is released every month, available only for that month. - You can track your progress in a Live Challenge you've attended. - You can see how many people are participating in a challenge with you and feel the power of community behind you.
What you need to know about Personal Challenges: - Personal Challenges are designed to help you make meditation a regular habit. - Each target is unlocked when the previous target is completed. - You can find the detailed information you need to complete the challenge by clicking the challenge card. - To achieve these challenges, you must complete one meditation every day, one day after the other. Keep in mind that even if you skip one day, the challenge will restart from the beginning.
If you're wondering where to find them in the app, you can access them by clicking the "Join" box under the “Easy access” heading on the home page. Live Programs and Personal Challenges are listed there.
Meditopia is available in offline mode so you can maintain your awareness anytime, anywhere! Offline mode is only available with Premium Membership. With this feature, you can download the series of your choice and listen to it even when you are offline. If you want to download all of the meditations in a series, you can click the download button on the top right button of the series page. If you want to download a singular meditation, you can click the download button at the bottom of the meditation page. Downloaded programs are stored under "Favorites," which you can access by clicking the heart in the top right corner on your home page. When you click on "Go offline", your downloaded meditations will appear and you can enjoy them whenever and wherever you want.
One of our priorities at Meditopia is to provide fresh content to our Members. Every day, you'll get a new, personalized daily meditation and a motivational message. Every month a variety of new content is also added including 5-7 day meditation series on specific emotions or topics, blog articles, sleep stories, and music. You'll always have hundreds of new options and can choose your experience based on your mood and emotional well-being at that moment. We wish you a happy meditation!