5 Meditation apps for people too busy to mediate

Everywhere you look, people these days are stressed out. There is a drive to cope and to survive. People are getting savvier about how chronic stress can lead to ill health. With the rise of stress levels and dwindling attention span, people are increasingly using technology to tap into age old technique of meditation.

Meditation apps are now trending big time. Meditation apps can help you chalk out time in your day to meditate and can teach you how to meditate. They range from meditation for beginners to extensive lessons and subscription tutorials.

Each meditation app has its own unique features. So simply take your headphones, close your eyes and let these apps guide you wherever you are.

1) Sattva:

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The app has tools that encourage and inspire you to make meditation a daily practice. The app includes a collection of free guided meditation and soothing music. This app not only helps you to keep track of your meditation timings but also helps you to track your state of mind pre and post meditation. Plus, it keeps records of all your meditation and you can unlock titles and achievements as you progress. For a beginner, this can be a good start.

2) AURA:

Aura 394x800The app has a different concept each day; you get a three-minute meditation that’s customized based on how you’re feeling in the present moment. When new users join, they get to answer a few questions to help the app understand their needs and their familiarity with meditation. They have a mood tracker to check how you’re feeling over time, and also they offers daily reminders for completing short breathing exercises. After each session, users can provide feedback that can help Aura become more in tune with their goals.

3) BUDDHIFY:

Buddhify 400x800The app introduces users to techniques of meditation compatible to urban lifestyles. It offers 80 guided meditations ranging in length from approximately 4 to 30 minutes. The 11 hours of guided meditations practices are designed for activities such as commuting, taking a short break at work, at the gym, and going to sleep, etc. There are also multiple voices to choose from until you find your favorite soothing voice. You can also track your progress through stats and graphs.

4) HEADSPACE:

Headspace 396x800Headspace teachs less spiritual and more science-based meditation techniques. They have one free section while access to the rest of the app requires a subscription. The Take10 series is free and comes with 10 daily guided meditations. Andy, the narrator is a Tibetan monk, has a soothing voice and makes it easy to meditate. You can download guided meditations for offline use as well. There is stepwise detail instruction given to users along with animations to guides you every possible way.

5) CALM:

Calm 450x800Calm explains the mindfulness meditation technique with the 7 Days of Calm. This features seven sessions of 10 minutes each. Once you complete seven sessions, you can move on to 21 Days of Calm and the full catalog with a paid subscription. The app offers sessions for situations, such as when you’re traveling, angry, or need to focus. The app keeps account through a calendar that shows you how many times you’ve meditated during the month.

Meditation is a personal practice. While one app may be perfect for one person, it may not work for others. Most of the above apps have a free trial option, so the best way to see what works for you is to try them.

 

This article was originally published by our friends at SOULSCAPE.ASIA.

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Smitha Naidu

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