Meditation is one of the best ways to relieve stress and get back in touch with your inner self. This WellnessKeen article lists some of the best apps that help you meditate.
Meditate to keep it gray!
According to a study, meditating for about 40 minutes per day slows down the aging process of the brain.
Meditation is often called exercise for your body, mind, and soul. It is believed to be the perfect stress reliever, especially for people who barely find time for themselves ‘cos of their fast-paced lives. What makes meditation so effective is the fact that it helps you disconnect from the outside world and focus on yourself. Another thing that makes it so effective and easy is that it is not bound to any object or place; you can meditate almost anywhere. Smartphones offer a range of apps that help you practice meditation while you’re on the go. Here’s a look at some of the most popular apps that help you meditate.
Simply Being Guided Meditation
One of the simplest and most easy-to-use apps for beginners, the Simply Being Guided Meditation app is one of the most popular meditation apps available. The app features voice-guided step-by-step instructions for users to follow. Apart from choosing the length of the session, you can also choose from the many nature sounds, or soothing music tracks to play in the background as you meditate.
Price: 0.99 USD
Learn to Meditate 1-5
Learn to Meditate offers a series of classes for beginners looking for guidance about how to meditate. It offers you a range of meditation techniques, with step-by-step voice guidance. The classes are designed to take you right from the beginner level to advanced levels of meditation.
The Buddhist Meditation app features 13 Buddhist melodies that take you to a whole new realm. The sounds of Dharma instruments calm your mind and helps you meditate effectively. You can choose to play the music for a predefined time, or have it loop infinitely.
Price: 2.99 USD (iOS)
Meditation relax music
Meditation relax music is the perfect app to help you relieve your stress after a long day’s work. The app features soothing music tracks divided into 3 sessions, which play for more than 2 hours. It has a sleep mode, wherein you can set the app to stop after a preset time.
Pranayama focuses on improving your breathing, and effectively refreshing your mind and body. Pranayama Free features a simple and intuitive guide, which progresses from basic breathing techniques to more advanced techniques. The app helps you practice effective Pranayama, which makes you feel more energetic, allowing you focus better.
Self-Hypnosis for Meditation
A great app to relieve stress and anxiety, Self-Hypnosis for Meditation offers an easy method to attain a state of meditation. The app features sound tracks, along with a hypnosis brainwave tune created by professionals. It also has some nice visuals, which further help calm the mind.
Dharma Meditation Trainer
Dharma Meditation Trainer is a very effective tool to help you meditate every day. The app features a progressive meditation plan, consisting of 10 levels. At each level, it displays a quote to meditate upon, with soothing music playing in the background. It even has an option to send notifications on your phone, to remind you to meditate each day.
Relax Completely is an app put together by leading hypnotherapist and trainer Darren Marks. It features various relaxation techniques explained in detail, and effective meditation tracks to complement each technique. The visuals help bring about a sense of calm in the user. You can also view video interviews, which lend further insight into the field of meditation.
Zazen Suite features a meditation timer and a handy mindfulness bell. The mindfulness bell plays at regular predefined intervals during the course of the meditation. You can choose different sounds for the bell, and set the duration for which the bells play.
Price: 0.99 USD (Android)
Qi Gong Meditation Relaxation
An extremely handy app for people who want to seriously take up meditation, Qi Gong Meditation Relaxation provides users with easy-to-use techniques to calm the mind. The app features detailed articles about various methods of relaxation and meditation. It also gives you access to videos of famous psychologist Dr. Monica Frank, explaining the ways to attain meditative Qi Gong.
With life getting even more fast-paced, and stress levels at an all-time high, these apps should come in handy for people looking to find a bit of ‘inner peace’.
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