THE MEDITATION APPS WE LOVE!
NEED TO UNWIND YOUR MIND? WE’VE FOUND THE BEST MINDFULNESS APPS TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR ZEN IN THIS FAST-PACED, CONNECTED WORLD.
Created by former Tibetan Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe, Headspace is one of the most popular mobile meditation apps with one million paying subscribers. The app’s meditations are between five minutes and 20 minutes, with Headspace being described as a “gym membership for the mind.” COST: A subscription, which provides you with unlimited access to every meditation, costs $18.55 per month, or $135.60 for the year.
Offering guided meditations, soothing music and bedtime stories, Calm promises to help you sleep, boost confidence and reduce stress and anxiety. COST: Like Headspace, you get a seven-day free trial. After that, a subscription will set you back $18.55 per month or $85.65 per year.
Developed by an Australian not-for-profit organisation that works to make mindfulness accessible to all, this is a modern meditation app for kids and adults alike. It has been developed by a team of psychologists and uses mindfulness to boost calmness, contentment and clarity. COST: Absolutely free.
This beautiful interactive app introduces “urban meditation” by offering more than 80 guided meditations for mindfulness and wellbeing in everyday circumstances. The guided meditations range in length from four to 30 minutes and are deigned to fit into a busy lifestyle. COST: Buddhify is $11.40.