Moment is Oura's mindfulness feature. Use it to meditate, practice mindful breathing, or check in with yourself during a busy day.
Oura offers both guided and unguided sessions, as well as a variety of tailored options to suit your personal needs, preferences, and experience level. This article explains how to use Moment, when to use Moment, the different types of Moment content Oura offers, and a few tips to keep in mind while using the feature.
Take a Moment
To take your Moment, simply tap the in the lower right-hand corner of the Home tab, and then tap Take a moment . Keep in mind: you must be on the current day (today) to take a Moment.
When to Use Moment
Practicing mindfulness with Moment can be a valuable habit to build and incorporate into your daily routine.
Mindfulness can be practiced at a scheduled time of day—whether that be first thing in the morning, during a mid-day work break, or right before going to sleep, there is no right or wrong answer. Mindfulness can also be practiced spontaneously, whenever you feel it necessary. We encourage you to make Moment yours.
Beneath each category description (Presence, Rest, and Body Status) under the section Choose Your Moment located below, you'll find several examples of circumstances that are ideal for engaging in mindfulness. Keep in mind: this is in no way a complete list or the only areas in which our Oura community has made use of Moment.
However you decide to use Moment, our hope is that by setting aside some time for yourself each day, you'll see improvements to your holistic state of health, levels of happiness and overall self-awareness.
Choose Your Moment
Choose between several unique session options, divided into 3 categories: Presence, Rest, and Body Status. All of our Moment selections offer you the choice to practice in silence or handpick a soundscape as light background music.
Both Presence and Rest can be taken as Guided or Unguided.
• Guided sessions are accompanied by voice instruction to lead you throughout your Moment. These are great for those who are new to mindfulness and interested in learning more about building their practices.
• Unguided sessions come without voice instruction. These are great for those who have been practicing for some time and know their preferences well. You have the option to choose your duration for these sessions as well, which can range from 1-60 minutes or extend beyond that by selecting our open-ended option.
Below, we break down how to navigate each category based on what you're looking to achieve out of each practice.
1. Presence. Sessions range from 1-10 minutes, however you can choose to extend your time beyond this by selecting 'Unguided session'.
Presence is most ideal for:
• Calming a restless mind.
• Managing stress and anxiety.
• Gaining focus and mental clarity.
• Partaking in a traditional meditation of your personal choice (Unguided).
2. Rest. Sessions range from 1-7.5 minutes, however you can choose to extend your time beyond this by selecting 'Calming sounds'.
Rest is most ideal for:
• Unwinding after a busy day.
• Relaxing before bed to combat insomnia/restless sleep.
• Releasing body tension.
• Giving your mind a break.
3. Body Status. Sessions range from 1-60 minutes, however, we also offer an open-ended option if you'd like to extend your practice beyond this time frame.
Body status is most ideal for:
• Checking in with yourself. Take time to reflect, see how your body is doing, and take note of feedback from Oura along the way.
What to Expect
Depending on the duration of your session, you can expect to see the following data after you've finished.
• 1-2 minutes: lowest resting heart rate (RHR )
• 3-5 minutes: lowest RHR and average heart rate variability (HRV )
• 5-60 Minutes: full RHR, HRV trends, and skin temperature variation
By monitoring these values during a Moment session, you’ll be able to identify how mindfulness can positively impact your state of health. Keep an eye out for these patterns to see if you’re heading in the right direction:
• A lowest RHR value that's near or within a few BPM of your lowest nighttime RHR.
• An average HRV score that's near or within a few values (milliseconds) of your average nighttime HRV.
• Skin temperature variation that's marked as a slight increase (+) from your average.
Things to Keep in Mind
1. Remain still during your Moment to ensure you receive results after your session. Movement may compromise your results and force you to restart the session.
2. Daytime RHR and HRV will almost always differ from your nighttime averages. This is because your body tends to be more stimulated throughout the day due to both internal and external factors. Nearing your nighttime averages during or immediately after a Moment session is a sign of relaxation.
3. During Moment, Oura doesn't provide you with absolute skin temperature values. Rather, we focus on providing you with skin temperature variation, which evaluates your skin temperature during a Moment against your average skin temperature (which is monitored 24/7 by Oura). This is designed to encourage you to monitor your trends and observe how engaging in mindfulness can have a positive impact on body temperature regulation by generating a slight increase above your average.
4. The maximum session length for any Moment is 180 minutes.