With the stressors of the world growing exponentially by the minute, it seems as if there’s nothing in the universe that can help calm our minds. From the economy to the never-ending coronavirus pandemic, there’s (at least for us) unrelenting anxiety that floods our brains constantly, and we cannot catch a break. That is, until now. Meditation is the ultimate tool in your wellness arsenal. It is a practice that any individual can take on to begin our journey to mindfulness. According to Mindful.org, “when we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives: We lower our stress levels, we get to know our pain, we connect better, we improve our focus, and we’re kinder to ourselves. Let us walk you through the basics in our new mindful guide on how to meditate.”
We here at Sporteluxe have compiled a list of the best meditation apps, for beginners and those of us who are advanced. Keep reading for some of our favorites!
While we’re in this crisis, mental health is suffering and on top of that, rarely spoken about. Headspace will give you the guidance and resources to look after your mind. On top of that, if you’re unemployed, you can get a free year of Headspace Plus to help you get back on your feet. We love that!
The Core Meditation Trainer and App is the new way to meditate. With the Core Meditation Trainer, you simply select a meditation, hold Core in your hands, and drop into sessions guided by vibrations and audio. Core measures your heart rhythm via ECG and provides personalized reports to give you insights on your progress, both within a session and over time.
This is the ultimate app for meditation and sleep. Become zen and gain ultimate relaxation with Calm. Calm has also been called one of the world’s “happiest” apps.
Buddhify strives to go with you, wherever life may take you. While other meditation apps focus on spending ten or twenty minutes of quiet time per day, buddhify focuses on mobile or on-the-go meditation.
The ultimate online wellness destination pairs their stellar shopping experience with their own app! Inscape has “combined centuries of mindfulness research from around the world to develop an extensive library of guided meditations so you can stress less and find more joy in your life. Enrich your mind, your health, and your life by adding just a few minutes of mindfulness to each day.”
Simple Habit is just that, simple. It is a 5-minute meditation app designed to help busy people stress less, achieve more, and live better. Definitely one of our top picks for beginners.
This is one of our favorites for the more advanced guru. You can choose the emotion you’re feeling, then the app will pick the best meditation practice for you. Definitely one of our favorites on the list.
While you’re here, check out this article on how meditation can also stop you from getting sick.