Welcome to Calm and congratulations on taking this step towards a healthier you!
If you have come to Calm to learn mindfulness meditation, we recommend beginning with the 7 Days of Calm, our introductory program that offers the basics of meditation, then move on to the 21 Days of Calm. With that foundation, you can explore our library of sessions and programs, which address themes such as sleep, focus, and gratitude. You can also find some meditation and mindfulness tips on the Calm Blog.
Our most popular feature is the Daily Calm. Thousands of people around the world start their day with these 10-minute sessions, each of which explores a fresh topic or theme. It’s a great way to develop a regular practice.
For listeners looking for a different experience, a guest instructor to the Calm app, Jeff Warren, has contributed a 30-day introduction to meditation titled How to Meditate.
Also, we suggest cutting down on potential distractions during meditation by using headphones and switching your phone to airplane mode / do not disturb mode before pressing ‘play’.
If you have come to Calm to improve your sleep, we have a collection of over 100 Sleep Stories to help you drift off to restful sleep, ranging from classic literature to nature essays, children's tales, scientific articles, and more. We update our Sleep Stories selection with new options to listen to every week. We also have a collection of soothing Sleep Music.
You can learn more about getting started with Calm on our blog here.
Most importantly, when you open your Calm app, bring your curiosity, a non-judgemental mind, and an open heart.