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Using Apps For Meditation

Using Apps For Meditation

We've talked about the many benefits and types of meditation. I'm hoping you're onboard with the idea of trying it out for yourself now, but I can absolutely understand if you're still feeling a bit confused as to how to get started. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources to help you do just that. The ability to combine modern technology with the ancient art of meditation is exciting, and today you can use your smartphone or other electronic devices to making finding time to meditate a cinch. There are some incredibly useful apps on the market for both Apple and Android devices that encompass the gamut when it comes to meditational approaches. Keep reading to learn about using apps to meditate more and to help you cultivate a practice that fits your lifestyle.

💖 Calm

This app is great because it offers you programs you can customize by goal and time limit. Choose a three-minute session if you're in a hurry or go for 25 minutes when you want a more in-depth experience. There are also meditations geared toward particular issues like gratitude, sleep or anxiety. You get the first seven days free, and there are monthly or yearly subscriptions from which to choose after that. It's available on iPhone, iPad and Android.

💖 10% Happier

Another subscription-based app to consider is 10% Happier. You do get eight free sessions to try it out, though. This one gives you guided meditations led by some well-known names in the field of mindfulness. Guided meditations help you to stay on track on your topic of choice. This app gives you a wide variety of subject choices, including one as specific as political stress. Choose the app for your device. Android, iPad and iPhone are all options.

💖 OMG! I Can Meditate

Not only do I like the name of this one, but its content choices are incredibly varied. There's something for every need here. You can find a meditation session to help you lose weight, deal with the stress of chemotherapy and more. Check it out for iPhone, Android and iPad at an affordable monthly cost.

💖Aura: Mindfulness Daily

If you think there's no time for meditating in your life, the Aura app is the choice for you. The three-minute micro-meditations geared toward lots of topics are just right for the spiritualist on-the-go. There's even a quickie 30-second breathing exercise meant to quickly tackle your anxiety. There are both free and subscription options with really cool features like mood tracking and gratitude reflections. Give it a go from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

💖Insight Timer

If you're looking for a comprehensive meditation app that's totally free, Insight Timer should be your go-to. There are 3,500 free guided meditations and helpful options like calming sounds. It's great for when you need help falling asleep or just gaining a sense of calm. What's really great about this one is the ability to choose session lengths anywhere from five minutes all the way up to an hour.

There are lots more apps you can choose, but these are some popular ones with a vast number of features and subscription options. There's nothing that should be holding you back from getting started with meditation now.