Have you tried to meditate and just can’t seem to clear your head no matter how hard you try?
Well, you’re not alone. With all the digital input we get and schedules to juggle it’s no wonder we have trouble dialing down.
It’s somewhat ironic that while modern technology can cause a lot of stress, there are downloadable meditation apps that can help guide you through some mindful meditations that will improve your day and your overall health and wellness.
You can choose from a variety of specific topics, such as sleep, anxiety, depression, stress, etc. or participate in an entire mindful meditation program.
Studies show that brain chemistry changes with regular meditation as well as a myriad of bodily functions including the central nervous system.
Make them a part of your daily routine. These apps can be downloaded to your device from the App Store for free. Some more complex programs offer a paid subscription, which can certainly be a worthwhile investment.
There are hundreds of meditation apps, so let’s look at some of the most popular ones and some of my favorites.
Headspace has over eight million users and counting, including entrepreneurs such as
Richard Branson. The app teaches correct breathing techniques and guides the listener
through various visualization exercises and walking meditations. It is considered the best
meditation app for beginners.
Headspace offers a more intensive ten-day meditation program for a monthly
subscription of $10.00.
2. Mindfulness Daily
Meditation Daily offers daily 15-minute guided meditations and lessons on how to
integrate mindfulness into your daily life. The package is available for $37.00
3. Smiling App
This mindful meditation app is free. It is divided into age-specific categories, for younger
children, teenagers, and adults. There are also meditations specifically for sports and the
workplace. Each meditation has a number of daily sessions to integrate and expand on a
4. Meditate ME
Meditate Me® is brought to you by the National Bestselling Author and
Meditation Guide, Kelly Howell. This app is my hands down favorite! Meditate Me
features guided meditations layered with beautiful brain wave meditation music. Brain
Sync sound tracks harmonically layer theta and alpha binaural beats to bring balance to
your brain and deepen your meditation.
Aura works on a slightly different premise than some of the other apps. It sends you a
new meditation every day, so you don’t have to listen to the same one twice. The app is
personalized for you, according to age and specific mindful meditation interest on a
certain day. Different meditations for different moods. The app allows you to save the
meditation to listen to again.
Omvana offers beginners, intermediary and advanced 20-minute meditations. There are
75 free meditations from which to choose. The downside is there is no guidance as to
which one might be best for you in a particular situation.
7. Stop, Breathe & Think
Stop, Breathe & Think is unique in that it actually explains the process of meditation, how
it works and can benefit you before you start to make use of the 30 free meditations. The
10-minute meditations revolve around breathing, kindness, staying
calm and nature sounds. The app tracks how often you meditate.
The Calm app has a number of soothing nature sounds, breathing exercises, relaxation
meditations and sleep-inducing “bedtime” stories to lure the listener to sleep. There are
16 meditations in all, each lasting from 3 minutes to half an hour.
9. The Mindful App
The Mindful App has options for everyone. It is a subscription app that can be
downloaded with free features.
5 guided meditations, relaxing nature sounds, and daily reminders are free. The
subscription also includes 20 meditation courses and 200 meditations specifically for
relationships, calmness, body and focus. The annual subscription fee is $59.00. 5 guided
meditations, relaxing nature sounds, and daily reminders are free.
With all the benefits of meditation, why not make it part of your daily routine? It will calm and relax your mind, body and spirit.
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