We are probably going through one of the most disruptive periods in our lives, a pandemic that largely confined us to our homes during the last year or so. The world as we know it — the routines we follow, the people we meet daily in our lives, the commute to work, the nature, timing and duration of work, our sleep patterns — everything has been disrupted.
These times call for not only maintaining physical health but also concentrate on keeping our mental health in shape. Meditation and relaxing techniques have a big role to play in this. Enter Petit Bambou, a dedicated meditation app that is available on both Android and iOS platforms. The app has both free and premium features. While the free version provides access to various calming sounds and a few basic meditation techniques, the premium feature offers much more, including various guided meditation programs.
Guided meditations offer more than 330 lessons, including eight free sessions in the Discovery program. These meditations cover topics such as sleep, stress management and parenting. Other functions include cardiac coherence, calming breath etc. I have never been a great fan of meditation or such programs. In fact, I have used a few apps before and found those to be either clumsily designed or not moving beyond the basic sounds and techniques. However, in my month-long use, I found Petit Bambou quite useful, especially while taking some time off the computer screen or while trying hard to fall asleep.
The premium version offers four packages — ₹249 monthly, ₹1249 semi-annual, ₹1999 yearly and ₹7996 lifetime.