The unprecedented amount of access to information as well as means of entertainment at the tip of your fingers can get overwhelming at times, which could take a toll on our mental health. However, to counter all the fatigue, developers have launched applications that help us learn something new every day or let us pursue our hobbies from the comfort of our home. Meditation apps are one such outlet that can help us reap the benefits of mindfulness and release stress.
In this article, we will talk about the seven best meditation apps that you can download on your phone if you are looking to begin to meditate or are in advance levels of meditation.
Developer: Calm.com Inc | Size: 167.6 MB (iOS); varies with device (Android) | Price: Free with in-app purchases
Calm is an award-winning app, which has recognised actors narrating stories in its new feature of telling bedtime stories. The app works wonders in helping a fatigued mind relax. The highlight of the app is that it also has meditation sessions for kids who are between 3 and 17 years of age.
Learn how to calm your mind and breathing techniques with this app, which also functions with Apple Watch. The natural sounds of raindrops, thunderstorm, and birds chirping give you the wholesome meditating experience.
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Developer: Headspace Inc | Size: 117.9 MB (iOS); 24MB (Android-) | Price: Free with in-app purchases
Headspace introduces users to meditation via personalised plans aided by user inputs. You can find calmness and balance in your life with its guided meditation sessions for use during the day and night.
The app offers 10 new bedtime music and 16 nature soundtracks to take you to the dreamland. The unique feature of the app is the SOS reflections which guides you to mindfulness in case you are in a hurry.
Developer: Mindfulness Everywhere Ltd | Size: 573.7 MB (iOS); 55MB (Android) | Price: Free with in-app purchases
Buddhify app teaches you how to keep calm by minimising stress levels, improved sleep, and manage your emotional roller coaster with its more than 200 different meditation exercises.
These are categories as per what you are doing-travelling, working, waking up, eating and so on. The sessions range from 3 to 40 minutes which makes up for great practice for beginners as well as experienced meditators.
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Developer: OMG. I Can Meditate! Inc | Size: 112.5 MB (iOS); 14MB (Android) | Price: Free with in-app purchases
With each user having a personal coach, Breethe is arguably one of the best meditation apps. It offers personalised sessions from experts to de-stress you and help you have a sound sleep.
The app is loaded with nature’s sound, motivational talks, and tips on reducing weight and conquering inner peace.
Developer: Insight Network Inc | Size: 227.4 MB (iOS); 51MB (Android) | Price: Free with in-app purchases
With more than 4,000 meditation exercises from more than 1,000 experts, Insight Timer is an amazing app to teach you self empathy. The stand-out feature of the app is that it serves as a network for meditators, where you can see who is practising nearby or you can even invite your friends to join.
It allows you to join communities to chat, discuss and get inspired by fellow meditators. It also has podcasts on health and wellness.
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Developer: Shankara Inc. | Size: 115.7 MB (iOS); 35MB (Android) | Price: Free with in-app purchases
Drawn from Vedic principles of meditation, Sattva offers meditation, chants and mantras by Sanskrit intellectuals. The app gives daily six-minute-long mindful exercises initially, which can be extended as per your needs as and when you get the hang of meditation. You can track your meditation progress by keeping a Sattva journal.
The Mindfulness App
Developer: MindApps | Size: 168.5 MB (iOS); varies with device (Android) | Price: Free with in-app purchases
The mindfulness app is suitable for beginners as well as trained gurus. The app offers 3 to 30 minutes guided or silent meditation sessions that you can customise according to your lifestyle and needs.
The app will send you reminders to keep you mindful thought out the day, and it also keeps track of all the meditation sessions you take, maintaining a journal.
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