Technology can be distracting but paradoxically, it can help with mindfulness. Declutter The Mind brings meditation to the Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo devices with a skill that offers guided meditation and unguided meditation.
Declutter The Mind is a skill that will teach you how to meditate, help you form the habit of a regular practice, and expand your mind to the teachings of mindfulness.
You can choose from 10, 15, and 20 minute guided and unguided meditations using a timer. The guided meditations teach and use mindfulness meditation, sometimes known as Vipassana. The unguided meditations use a simple bell timer, using the sound of a Tibetan bowl to let you know when your practice has started, when you’ve reached the half way mark, and when the practice is over.
With your Amazon Echo, find and install the Declutter The Mind skill.
Find a comfortable spot, whether it’s a seat or cushion on the floor and start the skill by saying “Alexa, start Declutter The Mind”.
Next, say “guided meditation”. Alexa will ask you to choose the meditation session from 10 minutes, 15 minutes or 20 minutes. Choose the session length and start the meditation.
To use the meditation timer, say “unguided meditation”. You’ll be asked to choose the session length, from 10 minutes, 15 minutes, or 20 minutes. A Tibetan bowl will chime signalling the start of the practice. Another chime will signal the half way mark of the practice, and at the end of the practice, three chimes will mark the end of the meditation.