Stressed? Constantly tired? Feeling drained? You are not alone. And given the current cost-of-living crisis, many of us may have to draw the line at Headspace’s $12.99 / £9.99 / AU$19.99 monthly fee. Calm is another great choice in terms of offering, but the premium tier is $14.99 a month…
But there is another idea. Meet Lunar (opens in new tab), a mindfulness app with over 3 million users that costs just £3.99 a month in the UK or £17.99 a year for the full offer. I’ll be honest, I’m less into the lunar calendar, rune selections, and meditations, but the app just added a radio station to its free offering… and that I’m a huge fan.
The Healing Music Radio Station Streaming Service is based on the tracks of Mettaverse musician Brian Larson, who has combined his esoteric knowledge of attunement and vibration with heart-based awareness to create healing sound compositions – otherwise known as a tool. practice for better relaxation, sleep, creativity, focus and inner peace. Think lo-fi textures, bells, nighttime soundscapes and gentle breezes through the trees, supported by juicy bass tones.
To turn on the radio, just go to the Healing section and tap the play button at the top of the screen. Playback will not stop even if the screen is locked or switched to another app; that soft music will accompany you in the background no matter what.
Opinion: Music is my medicine, and this is the daily dose I needed
“Radio reflects Moonly’s commitment to supporting the public to manage their mental well-being and we are honored to collaborate with Brian,” said Olga Ramora, founder of Moonly. “Mettaverse’s music is therapeutic – it creates healing soundscapes that can be applied to all aspects of life.”
Moonly says the update is currently only available on iOS (I’m lucky enough to have an iPhone and I’m grateful for that), but it will be available on Android very soon. Over time, the company also says that new musicians will be added to the existing Mettaverse collection.
Look, I’ll level with you. I don’t do yoga – I stretch a lot as a dancer, but it’s not the same. I don’t follow the moon cycle, I don’t do daily breathing exercises or affirmations, and I don’t write in a gratitude journal. What I Does What I find therapeutic is the music, whether it’s live in person, through a set of AirPods Max, or through some of the other best headphones on the market – I’m grateful to be able to use them, too.
And despite the fact that I probably won’t use all the features Moonly has to offer, the new music offering alone makes it one of the best iPhone apps right now if you need some stress-relieving sounds.
If there’s room in your busy, stressful, and draining day for a free 10-minute dose of soothing music, try this. And if you really like it, consider the app cheap, because maybe we Does everyone needs a collective daily affirmation right now…