Dear Customers, Due to an issue on August 19th, the 1-Minute Mindfulness skill was unavailable for usage and as a result, many customers may have experienced difficulties accessing the skill. The issue was temporary and we encourage you to try out the skill again.—The Amazon Alexa Team
Note: The Alexa Voice Service limits the amount of audio that can be played back to 90 seconds, hence this skill only supports 1 minute today. GOOD NEWS: we are preparing for an update in the coming weeks that will allow for you to request a 3, 5, 10, 15, or 30 minute meditation! Stay Tuned for that update!
1-Minute Mindfulness from Walking Affirmations is a skill that allows you to take a break from the world around you and enter into a one minute sound meditation. Practicing mindfulness improves both mental and physical health. Mindfulness involves both concentration (a form of meditation) and acceptance. Many people struggle with how to begin meditating and get the rewards of a more contemplative life, so this skill is the perfect way to start a meditation practice. You can change your life, and change the world… one minute at a time.
As your meditation begins, remember all you have to do is focus on your breath. However this is harder than it seems. As your mind begins to wander, notice it, accept it lovingly and return your focus to your breathing. Its a little like training a puppy. As your mind thinks of other things, lovingly and gently return the focus to your breath. In time you will be able to stay present and focused for the full length of time.
There are several different meditations available. You can ask for a peaceful meditation or one with specific sounds. You can ask for a quick meditation or a forest meditation. You can also ask for a river meditation. Each of these one minute meditations will play a related meditative soundtrack to help you tune out the world and focus on your breath.
Here are some examples of what you can say:
“Alexa Open Mindfulness and Ask for a quick meditation”
“Alexa Open Mindfulness and Ask for a 1 minute meditation”
“Alexa Open Mindfulness and Ask for a minute meditation”
“Alexa Open Mindfulness and Ask for a peaceful meditation”
“Alexa Open Mindfulness and Ask for a river meditation”
“Alexa Open Mindfulness and Ask for a forest meditation”
“Alexa, Ask Mindfulness for a minute meditation.”
“Alexa, Ask Mindfulness for a forest meditation.”
“Alexa, Ask Mindfulness for a peaceful meditation.”