Hip Hop’s original yogi shows you how to really get your mind right in a new updated, digital form
Russell Simmons is at it once again. The practice that once found him, meditation, is now in an app he’s introduced to help it find others as well. What really started out as yoga to be able to meet women has been what allowed Russell Simmons to get into a state of mindfulness that he’s been kept going for almost two decades.
To follow up his highly successful book, Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple, which helped countless readers find meditation themselves, Russell is launching a free new iOS app, Meditation Made Simple.
“So many people have bumped into me on the street and told me that meditation changed their life — it helped them lose weight, it helped them get rid of anger issues, it helped them do better in school,”
Simmons told The Huffington Post. “Every day someone will tell me something like that after reading my book, and I think it’s a great gift.”
Russell hopes that this latest move of his will help even more people in their search for mindfulness, even if it’s just a little bit. The app itself is a tool to learn meditation, and to help find seamless ways to integrate it into everyday life. Designed by Simmons himself, the app includes a description of meditation’s benefits, an explainer on how to meditate, and 10- and 200 minute guided meditation exercises.