Mindfulness is a form of meditation or mental training that helps us to live in a state of awareness of our life experiences without judgment. The practice of mindfulness has a diverse set of benefits such as stress reduction, improved memory, heightened concentration and even improved physical health.
In today’s complex and busy world our time is always consumed by something or other. We forget to set aside time for ourselves to connect with our life experiences and existence. Practicing mindfulness and mediation will equip you with the abilities to embrace the happiness and positive aspects of your life. If you’re like me, time is a valuable resource to be used as effectively as possible. Luckily with these meditation apps you can practice mindfulness anytime or anywhere.
Check out these best meditation and mindfulness apps that will have your mind feeling fresh and powerful in no time.
1. Stop, Breathe & Think
This meditation and mindfulness app has been downloaded over two million times and we can see why. Pledging that after a few weeks you can create your own personal forcefield of calm and peace, this app can get you meditating within 5 minutes with their user-friendly interface. Stop, Breath & Think will recommend meditations for you to practice each day based on how you feel so that all you have to do is select one and hit play.
Treat your head right with a personal trainer for your mind from the meditation app, Headspace. This app is great for people getting started with meditation. The first level in the program teaches you meditation in easily digestible ten-minute sessions. Once this starter program is complete, you can subscribe to access thousands of hours of content available at your fingertips. What’s unique about Headspace is that with over five million users, you can buddy up with friends to motivate each other and keep on the path to a healthier mind.
3. Take A Break! by Meditation Oasis
You don’t have to munch on a Kit Kat to enjoy this mindfulness app! The Take A Break app allows you to choose between a short or long meditation break. You can even decide to listen to the ocean, rain or even your own music if you’d like. Although we wouldn’t recommend cranking Drake during your meditation period, having the flexibility to shape your own experience is a nice feature. The app also features a simple design so that you spend your break meditating and not fumbling with a million app features.
4. Mindfulness App: Guided & Silent Meditations To Relax
We obviously couldn’t write a blog about mindfulness apps without reviewing this app. Although the Mindfulness App is not free ($1.99), it is a great tool for finding moments of peace to appreciate life and relax your mind. What’s great is this app allows you to select guided or silent meditations at the length of your choice so no matter what level of meditation experience you have you are covered. Users can also purchase in-app meditation lessons from renowned teachers such as Tara Brach and Eckart Tolle.
5. Relax Melodies
I wanted to end this article with an app designed to help improve sleep quality because if you’re anything like me sleeping soundly Mon-Fri is anything but possible. What’s unique about this app is that each user can select the sounds and melodies they like and mix them together for a playlist. It’s that straightforward. You can also set an alarm so you don’t have to worry about draining your battery overnight. Make this app go further and try it out during your next meditation or yoga session. Completely customize your experience with this app and tailor it to suit your relaxation and sleep preferences. Try it out and get back to sleep in no time!
Whether you’re looking for a gym for your mind or sleep aid, the convenience and simplicity of these apps make it easy to start leading your healthier life today. Let us know your experience with apps in the comments below!