Real Simple Relax is our new Alexa skill—and it’s here to keep you calm and focused all day.

By Maggie Seaver
Updated March 02, 2020
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Amazon Echo on coffee table with Real Simple Relax Alexa skill
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Whether you meditate regularly or have always wanted to give it a try, there’s a new way to meditate from the comfort of your own home—and it couldn’t be more convenient.

Say hello to Real Simple Relax, our latest (and chillest) Alexa skill, available on Amazon Echo and Alexa devices. It offers easy-to-follow one-minute meditations, brought to you by Real Simple and our friends at Stop, Breathe & Think, the award-winning mindfulness and meditation app. To access your own guided meditation practice, visit our skill page at and tap the "enable" button. Then say, “Alexa, open Real Simple Relax.” Try all three one-minute meditations and unlock a bonus six-minute meditation.

The best part? You don’t need any meditation experience to give this a try—all you need is a few minutes, an Alexa smart speaker, and an open mind. This mindfulness skill goes beyond guided meditations to offer a meditation primer that explains all the basics (think: the right way to sit and how to breathe), as well as handy pointers and reminders to help along the way (yes, your mind will wander—let it!).

With Real Simple Relax in the picture, there's no excuse not to give meditation a try. Just think of how close you are to unlocking all the amazing benefits of a consistent mindfulness practice. It’s the first step to centering your mind, managing stress, improving your mood, and so much more—right at your fingertips.

For more information and to enable the Real Simple Relax skill, visit