5 Meditation Apps To Try For A Calmer Mindset
It’s more important than ever to look after our mental wellbeing and care for our minds – and now is the perfect time to harness technology positively. Meditation can help us to manage anxious thoughts and bring a sense of calm, so we’ve rounded up 5 apps for you to try and introduce you to the practice.
Headspace is one of the most well-known meditation apps available. With hundreds of guided meditations, sleepcasts and sleep sounds to choose from, it’s a great option for those who are new to meditating.
The Calm app provides guided sessions ranging in time from 3 to 25 minutes – so you can find a session that works and fits into your day, however busy you are. Topics range from calming anxiety to gratitude to mindfulness at work, as well as sleep sounds, nature sounds and breathing exercises, so you can really tailor your focus.
Offering meditation from some of the most experienced teachers out there, Insight Timer allows you the freedom to pick and choose depending on how long you have to spend meditating and what style you’d like to practice (body scan, loving kindness, anxiety/stress reducing and more), or just set a timer and sit without guidance. You can also invite friends to join you for group meditation sessions.
Buddhify offers all the essentials you could want from an app including mindfulness exercises for every part of your day, from waking up to taking a work break. Putting you in good stead to learn the basics of meditation, it’s interface brings practical sessions that will slot seamlessly into your daily routine.
The Mindfulness App
Offering a free download, not only do you get a five-day introduction to mindfulness with this app, but there is also a range of guided and silent timed sessions to choose from. Browse short refreshers and deeper sessions to find what works for you. There are also daily reminders and statistics, so you can stay focused on your practice and keep up to date with your progress.