In the world we live today, apps are a huge help daily. From entertainment to health, apps cover almost every aspect of our life, including meditation. Created by CEO Julio Rivera, Liberate is an app that includes talks and culturally relevant practices about meditation and mindfulness.
Liberate was designed and developed for members of the black community to feel safe and represented in these spaces. Nevertheless, it can be downloaded for anyone who wants to learn how to meditate and connect with themselves.
We're feeling a lot with the loss of #GeorgeFloyd. Here's a guided meditation on Liberate that is helping us through the anger, grief, and sadness right now. What meditations are helping you right now? pic.twitter.com/N8vYaJlblm
— Liberate (@liberateforus) May 27, 2020
After downloading Liberate, the app lets users register and select their level of experience. Whether they’re a newbie or a veteran of the practice, there are different talks and meditation techniques for all types of users.
Liberate has a feature called Explore wherein you can choose the type of meditation you want to practice. Options like self-worth, anger, masculinity, and depression are just some of the issues that users can choose from. There are also talks and guided meditations for any topic you want to know about. Each meditation session lasts between 5 to 20 minutes in which a specialized meditation instructor teaches you how to breathe correctly so you’re able to reach the desired relaxing stage.
Other special features of Liberate include putting in your ancestry while customizing your profile. The app algorithm will show you the meditation program based on your choices. In addition to that, users can comment on episodes and interact with each other to share their experiences.
A meditation app specifically created for people of color.@liberateforus#blacklivesmatter #meditation #poc #peopleofcolor #racism #microaggression #liberatemeditation #liberateforushttps://t.co/UCcFZUjfVf
— Diamond Light Tibetan Buddhist Group Sacramento (@diamondlightsac) May 31, 2020
Recommended for BIPOC who are at least 18 years of age, Liberate may be used as a therapeutic accompaniment for people suffering from anxiety or if you just want to relax and connect with your inner self through the virtues of meditation. While the app is free in itself, it also offers a premium subscription called Liberate Plus for those who want to learn more about mindfulness and meditation. The subscription includes access to their library of meditations and talks, offline listening, and access to gatherings that are only available to premium subscribers. The app is available on both Android and iOS.