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Meditation Apps

by | Jul 19, 2016 | Mobile Apps

Meditation is a term used for many forms of relaxation. The explanation of meditation is a state of deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent. The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts. It’s to stop letting them control you. It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns.

The practice of meditation can help you experience this state as a way of life. According to the Mayo Clinic, meditations can also help with conditions including depression, sleep disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. It might also be helpful as part of a treatment programme for cancer and heart disease.

Meditation is one of the best ways to combat stress and the many health issues caused by or made worse by stress. Regardless of age, gender, or health status, anyone can benefit from some form of meditation. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best meditation apps you can download and take with you anywhere.

Buddhify

buddhify

iPhonerating:

R99.99

Androidrating:

R35.47
Most people don’t have that much spare time, think meditation is a bit too hippy or don’t know where to start. Buddhify solves all of this.

Mindfulness & meditation for wherever you are. Super convenient and beautifully designed to fit your lifestyle, Buddhify is the best value meditation app around with no hidden chargers. With over 11 hours of custom meditations for different parts of your day including travelling, being online, taking a work break and going to sleep, Buddhify will help you de-stress, sleep better and bring more awareness and compassion to all parts of your life.


Calm
calm_icon

iPhonerating:

Free


Android
rating:
Free

Need a little more calm in your life? Calm helps you meditate, sleep and relax. This is a great way for beginners to relax and get better sleep. Choose between options for sound and length of time, as well as scenes from nature for you to visually focus on while you meditate.


Omvana

omvana

iPhonerating:
5.5rating
Free

Androidrating:
5.5rating
Free

 

Omvana gives you access to many meditation sounds, music, and guided sessions with meditation experts. Focus options include: mindfulness, stress, relaxation, sleep, and more. You can choose the length of each meditation session, from three minutes to an hour.


Smiling Mind

smilingmindiPhonerating:
4star
Free

Androidrating:
4star
Free

 

Smiling Mind is a nonprofit that was created to increase happiness and compassion in the world, and this app is one step toward that goal. With programs designed by age group, this app is great for kids, teens, and adults.

 

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