People new to meditation wonder whether timing the length of their meditation sessions will interfere with concentration. Also, whether an alarm clock or loud discordant bell will jar rather than gently mark the time.
In our experience, using a meditation timer can save you from meditating with one eye on your watch, and from resorting to the use of a alarm clock, which only allows you to mark the end of your meditation time.
Most meditation timers allow you to preset options such as duration, interval bells, number of intervals, and setup time. They also provide a variety of sounds that you can choose from to enhance your meditation.
Cell Phone Timers:
- SIMPLE HABIT
Simple Habit is the best meditation app for busy people to reduce stress, improve focus, sleep better, relax faster, calm their nerves, and breathe easier. It takes only 5 minutes of meditating per day to relax, making it easy to fit mindful moments into busy lifestyles. Featured in TechCrunch, Business Insider and Forbes as an award-winning meditation app.
iSamadhi is an easy to use Meditation Timer and Journal.
Many presets options including duration, interval length, number of intervals, setup time. Multiple chime choices.
- Insight Timer
With beautiful Tibetan singing bowls and a dynamic worldwide meditation community, Insight Timer is the fun, connected way to support your meditation practice.
Pre-recorded meditation timers with interval bells:
To save a file to your desktop to play without having to visit the website every time you want to play it:
– Control click (mac) Right mouse click (pc) on underlined link to mp3
– When the menu appears, choose: (depending on browser) Save Link As… or Download linked file or Save Target As…
– When the save dialog window pops up, choose a location that will be easy to find the file after it has finished downloading, e.g. – Desktop