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k.d. lang Shares Her Best Meditation Advice — and an Easy Way to Get Your Om on

Holiday stress got you wigging? Want to start meditating in the New Year but a bit intimidated as to how to start? Wanting to take your meditation practice a touch deeper? Big k.d. lang fan? This post is for you!

Young woman meditating outdoors. Photo taken in Graz, Austria

We recently got the opportunity to ask k.d. lang a few questions about her meditation practice and involvement with Tools for Peace’s new Stop, Breathe & Think app (which, by the way, is free and we love!), and well, here’s the result of that Q&A!

Interview With k.d. lang About Her Meditation Practice

How and why did you get involved with this new app? I’ve been on the board of Tools for Peace since its inception in 2000. The app is an exciting way to put the tools for mindfulness and meditation literally in the hands of users.

Can you tell us a little about your meditation practice? I’ve been practicing meditation for about 14 years, formally. When I am at home, I do it first thing in the morning, everyday. Like everyone, I struggle. But I absolutely feel immediate benefits from meditating, like the calming effect it has on my mind.

What’s the strangest place you’ve meditated? Probably at a rock concert. Also airports and hospitals. Anywhere can be a great place to meditate, actually.

How has meditation changed your life? I have the ability to slow myself down. I find mediation helps to clarify and calm stressful situations. And in turn, my confidence is elevated, and my communication skills are more effective and positive. I can access more compassion for myself and other people, and erase the line dividing myself from others.

What’s your favorite meditation from the app? I love the gratitude and compassion meditations. But what I think is an incredible aspect of the Stop, Breathe & Think app is the Check-In feature. This allows the user to customize their meditation based on how they are feeling at the time. This is very, very helpful.


What else should we know about meditation? Meditation is not always easy. That’s why it’s referred to as meditation practice. I truly believe the Stop, Breathe & Think app is an effective way to guide you through the steps of meditation, to give you the confidence to experience meditation and its profound effects. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Just let yourself go with it. And enjoy.

Do you meditate? Use any sort of guided app to help? I sometimes just like to sit in quiet for five to 15 minutes, but if I’m really stressed or can’t get my mind to settle down, I love to use an app like Stop, Breathe & Think! Jenn

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