5 Apps To Help You Learn To Meditate
If you think meditation is just sitting there and doing nothing, you’re partially correct. But wait! There is a value of removing all thoughts to find peace.
However, it’s not easy. That’s why there is also a value in guided meditations. Apps can help you create a habit of meditating by reminding you to meditate and by showing you the many ways it can help retrain your mind.
Think of these apps as modern applications of ancient, time-tested practices that can offer you peace, happiness, healing, prosperity, and creativity. That means, yes, they can absolutely change your life for the better!
Meditation doesn’t mean you give up your modern lifestyle, it means you find ways to make it more enjoyable so you’re in the driver’s seat. Open your mind to the possibility that these apps were truly designed by people who “get it” and know that these techniques of the yogis and sages are invaluable for you and your happiness.
The Best Meditation Apps
Here are some of the highest ranked apps you can check out and start smiling more… today.
Headspace is probably the most popular meditation app, it is impressive, easy to use, and shaped to cater to your needs. With just a few minutes each day, you can learn how to meditate. This app is extremely easy to navigate and offers more in-depth meditations as you develop your practice so you can continue to grow.
It will remind you when to meditate and offer you meditations based on your experience level, as well for specific needs like anxiety, stress, etc. They have quite a bit of free content, and for more, you can subscribe for $12.99 monthly or other discounted packages for longer periods of time.
Breethe is a great app for beginners, and was recommended by People Magazine and InStyle! This app has hundreds of easy meditations that can help with anxiety, insomnia, weight loss, stress, improving relationships, and getting ready for sleep. Meditation before bed can improve the quality of your sleep so you wake up feeling more rested.
Breethe’s meditations aim to help you think more clearly, feel happier, and sleep better. They have quick meditations, meditations for various common topics such as feeling under pressure, abundance, and much more. They offer a free 14-day trial and it’s $89.99 per year after that.
Buddhify is the cheapest app on our list is this one (besides the freebies on Headspace). It’s just $4.99. You’ll get access to over 200 meditations and you don’t have to worry about subscriptions. Think of this as the app that fills the gaps between things throughout your day no matter where you are. You can choose between different teachers and they even have meditations for kids. It also links with Apple Health so you can add it to your health tracking if you use that. Its categories are already divided into the different parts of your day or common situations people need meditation for.
4. Present Guided Meditations
This app offers hundreds of meditations on being calm and mindful. They aim to offer you clarity, joy, and happiness. Who doesn’t want more of those things, right? They have over 20 different packages you can choose from, with a 4.3 out of 5 rating on Apple. Mindfulness can help you notice your thoughts throughout the day so they don’t take control of your day. It can help you notice your emotions and shift them. They offer a free 7-day trial and then the fee is $59.99 per year.
For those who have an eclectic taste or metaphysical interests, HOI.TV has meditations for each new Moon and full Moon, as well as many other topics. They are unique in that they have full videos of their meditations and you can actually see the teacher.
You can learn about all different metaphysical topics and there are teachers that are actively teaching in Los Angeles that you can learn from. They have very diverse subjects including astrology, magic, angels, tarot, and other similar topics. The videos and music are truly beautiful and inspiring to the soul. For $9.99 monthly you’ll get access to all of their classes in addition to meditation.
Many people want to learn to meditate but don’t know where to start. These apps were designed with your busy lifestyle in mind, and now that we always have our phone on us we can also always have peace of mind with us.
If you have friends who are chronically stressed and could benefit from relaxation, improved focus, and emotional management techniques, why not share this with them? It could really improve their lives and it’s just one click away. Check out Vogue’s favorite meditation apps for some more ideas!