This past year has blindsided us in more ways than one, leaving us feeling emotionally heavy and more uncertain than ever before. And while there is so much we’re waiting for, it’s important that we create a safe space for us everyday, and spend even a few minutes protecting our peace. There are so many studies that have been done on meditation and the positive impact meditating has on our health and overall well-being. Taking time every day to sit down to focus on our body’s center, while shutting out all of the world’s distractions, can bring so much positivity into the rest of our day. Meditation can help with better sleep, stressing less, healthier eating habits, reduced pain and faster healing, and relaxation. Meditation can also enhance our love life and help us lead a more successful and confident path toward our best life. Meditation is as simple a few minutes a day of focus on ourselves, safe space for us to reflect and realize the things that matter most. I think we all deserve a moment (or two) like that, everyday. Keep reading to learn more about the best meditation apps at our fingertips.
12 Best Meditation Apps
Calm is a really great app that helps you find peace of mind and helps locate specific meditation classes to soothe specific concerns. There are Daily Calm meditations, walking meditations, body scans, masterclasses, and even Sleep Stories. Calm starts with a 7-day free trial, but then requires an annual fee.
Headspace is a great app that helps you find calmness, wellness, and balance. The app has really great daytime specific meditation classes, guided meditation classes, and mindfulness techniques classes! They also have new meditation classes that are sleep specific, including: music meditation, nature soundscapes, and storytelling soundscapes.
This is a great option for meditation beginners. The Mindfulness App offers a 5-day guided meditation practice and mindfulness introduction, in addition to timed, guided, or silent meditations from 3-30 minutes in length. Their goal is to suit every lifestyle and remind you to remain mindful throughout the day.
Buddhify has over 200 meditations that teach you how to reduce stress and anxiety, while promoting sleep and learning how to manage your emotions. The sessions range from 3-40 minutes, which makes this app great for all experience levels.
This app is solely based on your emotions! It helps to identify how you’re feeling, track your mood, and encourage daily check ins. The app has breathing exercises, sleep encouraging classes, yoga sessions, acupressure videos and so many more unique meditation options.
Insight Timer is an ever changing app, in that 10+ free guided meditations are added to the app every day. It’s also been noted that more meditation is practiced on Insight Timer than any other app.
I love this app for their sleep music playlists, nature sounds, and bedtime readings. Breethe really wants to help you enjoy a better night sleep by offering you 5 minutes a day with a personal mindfulness coach.
If you’re noticing feelings of anxiety, stress, or anger over the very simple things in your life, this app helps you address specific emotions to help you get back in control of your mood. I love this one for when I’m needing a little pick me up after slight feelings of anger over small situations.
This app is the one that really helped me get into a steady meditation practice schedule. Simple Habit offers a range of 5-minute classes that encourage a consistent state of meditation. The app was also featured on Shark Tank in 2017!!
If you’re wanting to create your own meditation plan, Meditation Studio is a great app to consider! You can put together your own customized meditation class by choosing from their wide range of already curated meditation practices.
This is a great app for quick meditations to help you calm your mind, encourage sleep and feelings of peace. Oak app tracks your session durations, how many breaths you took, and how many sessions you’ve done overall. They track your progress and encourage you to strive for more.
This is a more advanced meditation app, but it’s super easy to use and offers so many options for helping you increase your meditation practice. They offer classes to help improve your memory and even reduce how often you get sick!! I can’t forget to mention that the Prana Breath app also has classes to anchorage quitting smoking and emotional eating.
What are your favorite meditation apps? Is yours one of the ones I talked about? Share yours with us below….I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.