EXPLORING THE OUTER EDGES OF SOCIETY AND MIND

Cloud Blue – Simple Mindfulness, a free new app from the Windbridge Institute

Posted in > PSI IN THE NEWS by David on January 21, 2016

957_10207882997935792_8293871287789003951_nFrom Mark Boccuzzi, Co-Founder and Director of Operations at the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential:

“The mind in its natural state can be compared to the sky, covered by layers of cloud which hide its true nature.” ~ Kalu Rinpoche

CloudBlue is a free, minimalist app that can be used as a focus for breathing, meditation, and mindfulness, or just for open-ended doodling.

Use CloudBlue whenever you need to take a quick break. Just tap “Start” from the menu and begin moving your finger on the white screen to produce a blue cloud of animated particles that follows your finger around the screen. Experiment with the speed and direction of your movements as you create unique and complex patterns. To return to the menu just tap the “X” at the bottom of the screen or press your device’s “back” button.

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Use the animated cloud as a focus for your breathing. Remove your finger from the screen and take a deep inhale. Next, touch the screen to create a cloud as you start to exhale. As you begin your next inhale release the screen. Repeat the exhale/hold, inhale/release pattern a few times. Mindful breathing can help you to regain your mental focus and create a sense of calm. (Note: always check with your doctor before making lifestyle changes that could impact your health.)

CloudBlue is processor intensive and may run slow on some devices. The app has been tested on phones and on tablets with 7” screens.

CloudBlue is silent; there are no sound effects.

CloudBlue is ad free!

Download from Google Play for free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.windbridgeinstitute.cloudblue&hl=en