The mental health and meditation app space is heating up, with a number of startups cropping up in recent years to offer users new and innovative ways to improve their mental wellbeing. Yours App is one of them, and it’s looking to make a splash with its unique take on the concept.
As an avid mindfulness and wellbeing app fan, I needed to get my hands on the Yours app and see what this new kid on the block was all about.
So here’s what I discovered after testing out Yours app for a week.
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By the way, I reached out to the app and they offered a special deal for our readers – after clicking the signup links in this article and signing up you will get a 50% discount on a 1-year subscription (making it $5 per month).
Yours App Overview
After using the app for 7 days, I can honestly say I’m a fan. I loved the wide range of content on offer, as well as the personalized recommendations. The app is also well-designed and easy to use, and it’s clear that a lot of thought has gone into the user experience.
If you’re looking for an app to help you relax, de-stress or improve your sleep, I would recommend giving the Yours App a try. I would even go ahead and say that it’s one of the best mindfulness apps I’ve tried.
Let’s break down the pros and cons of the Yours App:
- Personalized recommendations based on the registration quiz and apps’ usage
- A wide range of features and content on offer, from guided meditations to bedtime stories and exercise videos
- Suited to beginners and more experienced meditators and yogis
- Good selection of sleep-related content to beat insomnia – from bedtime stories to nature sound recordings.
- Handy additional features like mood check-in and breathing clocks
- Great articles on psychology and mental wellbeing
- Well designed – The user interface is easy to use and well-designed and recordings and videos are high-quality.
- It’s a paid app. Yours app offer 7 days free trial but after that, you will have to pick one of the plans – either $6.99/month or $59.99/year.
- The app is quite new so you might encounter a few bugs here and there.
Yours App Features Review
Let’s start with the basics and take a look at what Yours App does. At its core, the app is designed to help you improve your mental wellbeing through mindfulness and meditation. But it goes beyond the typical meditation app by providing a range of additional features and content.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the 4 core elements of the Yours app and what stood out for me the most.
You will find essentials like guided mindfulness meditation courses and breathing rituals. These exercises focus on lowering stress and channeling attention towards what is happening now, rather than worrying about other things that may or may not happen later down the line.
There’s something for everyone – the app has meditations specially tailored to teens, children, soon-to-be or new mums and offers meditations for many moods or purposes. It also covers various techniques like breathing exercises, movement meditations and visualization.
I really enjoyed that there’s such a wide range of content on offer, as it means you can really find something that works for you.
I was particularly interested in this section, as I struggle with insomnia quite frequently. The Yours App team have put together a great selection of tools perfect for helping you to drift off. You will find hours of relaxing sleep stories, meditations, music and ASMR recordings.
During the week I tried listening to their bedtime stories before bed, and I have to say I was impressed. The stories are so soothing and relaxing, and they really helped me to clear my mind and relax into sleep. They cover a wide range of topics from fantasy to my favorite travel stories.
When we talk about mental health we often tend to forget about physical health. However, they come hand in hand. To rejuvenate your body, the Yours app has a collection of hundreds of hours of yoga and simple exercise videos to find relief from muscle pain and stress.
While I’m not a fitness enthusiast, I was curious to see what the app had to offer in terms of exercise content. I really enjoyed the selection of yoga and simple exercise videos on offer. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or just looking for a 5-minute stretch to de-stress.
The Yours app has a library of music, which can be used for relaxation, concentration, sleep or just as a calming background tune. There’s a wide range of genres and styles to choose from – Lo-Fi, classical piano, sounds of nature, ASMR and more.
This was the most-used section of the app for me as I normally listen to relaxing music while working. I was pleased to find a good selection of Lo-Fi and classical piano tracks, as these are my go-to genres for concentration and relaxation.
As a self-development nerd, I can’t skip apps’ great knowledge base on psychology. In the app, you will also find a section with articles on different aspects of mindfulness, mental wellbeing and psychology. This is a great resource for beginners who want to learn more about mental wellbeing, or for more experienced users who want to deepen their understanding of the concepts.
You will also find handy features like mood check-in, breathing clocks and even a section for Long Covid help.
The best thing is that the app is personalized to you as an individual. Based on the registration quiz and your usage, the app will recommend content and activities that are suited to you. This is a great way to ensure you get the most out of the app, and it’s especially helpful if you’re new to mindfulness and meditation.
Yours App registration quiz and personalization
I haven’t had as much experience with personalized apps so it was a nice surprise when, for example, after logging my mood the app offered personalized suggestions on how to lift your mood or what type of content I might find helpful.
Personalized daily recommendations
Is Yours App good? Will I continue my subscription after the 7-day free trial?
Yes and Yes.
Overall, I think the Yours App is a great resource for anyone interested in mindfulness and meditation. The app is also cheaper than most of the popular mindfulness apps and taking into account all the features that Yours app offers, it’s well worth subscribing.
Oh, and the app is available both on App Store and Google Play.