So we know that the benefits of meditation are mind-blowing and that it is amazing for us. So why don’t we do it?
Perhaps we have never got round to trying it (if not, check out my video Learn How To Meditate In Less Than 4 Minutes). Or perhaps life has taken over and we have fallen out of the habit of incorporating it into our daily lives.
Either way, we can all be supported to get some meditation action thriving in the life we love, so see below for my 7 Best Meditation Apps (most of which are free).
If you are new to meditation, sometimes find it challenging or just want to enjoy a meditation dedicated to the art of a simple breathing technique, then this is the app for you.
The guided meditation is simple, extremely relaxing and even has the option of background music.
Free. Available on iPad, iPhone and Android.
This amazing app, aimed at city dwellers, really helps you to invite mindfulness into your everyday life in a practical way. So if you want to incorporate meditation into every aspect of your busy day then this will hit the spot for you.
Whether you are walking, waking up, can’t sleep, exercising, traveling and more, there is a guided meditation for it. And if you want some ‘solo’ meditation without guidance they provide a timer for that too.
Beautifully designed, with meditation tips, statistics and ratings to plot your usage and personal benefits from using the app, this is perfect for those ‘on the go’.
£1.49 Available on iPad, iPhone.
Calm takes you on a 7 step journey into the simplicity of meditation, practicing a different element of the art of meditation in each step. You can choose from a beautiful variety of backgrounds including a beach, lake, pouring rain, meadow and lots more.
This app also offers another meditation ‘Calm’, which you can choose to last 2-20 minutes, taking you back to a stiller, calmer place. Simple yet phenomenally relaxing – I LOVE this one!
Free. Available on iPad, iPhone.
Created by the critically acclaimed psychotherapist and author of Meditation For Dummies, Stephan Bodian, offers various different 8-week programs:– Freedom From Stress, Your Thinner Self, Social Success and more.
All programs are based on guided mindfulness meditations and informative talks given by experts in the field.
The Free version provides limited features whilst you can purchase the full version for £1.49. Available for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry.
Developed by a former Buddhist monk, Andy Puddicombe, who has returned to the UK after 10 years with one mission:- to demystify meditation for the masses.
An easy to use, graphically fun and clear app which takes you on a 10 day meditation course with Andy. Comes with buzzers to remind you to practise!
This app takes the prize for me, personally.
Free for the 10 day course. Available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
6. Simply Being
Choose between 5, 10, 15, 20 minute guided meditations, with or without music. A beautiful, relaxing voice and the option to hear the sound of nature if you prefer.
£0.69 Available for iPhone, iPad and Android.
7. Smiling Mind
A guided meditation app for children and young people (also caters for adults too) focusing on helping them bring balance and contentment to their lives.
Used by child therapists and parents alike, this is a spot of good stuff you don’t want any young person you know missing out on.
A not-for-profit initiative, this app is Free. Available on iPhone, iPad and Android.
And if you haven’t already, feel free to check out my Guided Meditation On Love And Loving You.
So Get Involved
My biggest tip is, whatever meditation app/s you choose, move it to the home screen of your device. We all need reminders and what is before our eyes is less easy forget!