I’ve been exploring the world of meditation for a few years now and find it can be a great way for me to slow my heart rate and to work to quiet my mind (I especially love it during finals week! #lifesaver). These are my top three favorite apps that I think you should give a try!
1. SIMPLY BEING
This was the first meditation app I ever used so, of course, I have to feature it. Unfortunately, it is no longer free but is still affordable at 1.99. After that, you have access to tips, different lengths of meditation and options for music and noises. Though, I still recommend this one, it isn’t quite as advanced as my next two favorites.
This is by far my most used meditation app. You can download the app for free and use it for 7 days of calm and their daily calm sessions but after that there is a membership fee. I recommend just doing the 7 days of calm and daily sessions if you don’t want to pay. Now, my favorite part is that it tracks your streaks, time meditating and total sessions. This helps motivate me so I can see how long of streak I can get. It
also has a mindfulness reminder you can set to remind you everyday. Additionally, there is a breathe section, which I haven’t used much yet but would be great for you if you struggle with stress or anxiety. Finally, there is a sleep section (for all my insomniacs out there!) that tells calming stories to help you fall asleep.
Would it even be a meditation post if I didn’t mention Headspace? Probably one of the most popular meditation apps and one with the most features. They have packages for almost everything: health, relationships, kids and a few others. There is, however, a catch like Calm there is a membership fee to access their packages. Their foundation course (similar to calm) is free though.