I know it may seem like an oxymoron to put de-stressing and technology in the same title but there are some great tools available to support you! I’m sharing some info about meditaion apps so that if you choose to do so, you can easily navigate what is available.
Today let’s take a look at Meditation Apps for your smartphone, iPad or other device of choice.
I’ll try to keep this short, sweet and basic so you can jump in whether you’re tech-savvy or not!
There are a slew of good meditation apps available but like a meditation practice; the best one is the one you show up for so pick one, try it out and go from there.
The 5 meditation apps I share in this post are:
- Available for iPhone and Android
- Easy to use
- Cost Effective (most are free with “in App” purchases if you choose)
- Quality Content (@AmandaMeditates Approved!)
So here we go.
Top 5 Meditation Apps To Try Out
I started with Insight Timer over 5 years ago as a way to “time” my silent meditations (afraid I’d fall asleep). Its easy to use, free (with in-app upgrade purchases) and offers a really nice selection of chimes to let you know when your meditation time is done. Its home to over a million meditators world-wide and lets you know, via dots on a map, who else will be meditating at the same time as you. That sense of connection to a greater-good is kinda cool.
Calm really does deliver; from the time you open the app it offers stunning scenery with a selection of sounds and starts you on a 7-day guided practice. If you enjoy this, you can sign on ($) for lots more. Its visually beautiful, really does engage a sense of “calm” and I enjoyed the voice of the person who speaks.
Headspace makes learning the basics of meditation easy and well…it helps you create some headspace! They focus on a little bit of education (which I think is the key) via short, very well done little videos and then takes you through a series of 10 minute meditations to help you get into a daily routine. If you like the British accent, the creator and narrator, Andy Puddicombe, will delight you!
This app offers options to both “learn to meditate” and a list of free guided meditations and sounds (some 2 minutes, some 5). Easy to use, lost of free selection before you need to pay for more and an option to track your progress as you. Love it!
This app weaves itself into every area of your life; at last check there were 80 guided meditation tracks all ranging from 5-30 minutes targeting every aspect of your life from work, home and travel to sleeping and being online. It’s great for beginners and seasoned meditators. There is an initial cost ($3-$5) but certainly worth it. Several of my clients (working Mamas who are really good at stress!) love it.
Where Do I Go From Here?
I suggest you download 1 or 2 of these and give them a try. Jump in!
Here’s to your best health and oodles of happiness,