Simply Being is one of the most popular meditation apps that cater to both beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
The people behind the app have over 30 years of meditation practice and teaching guided meditation. Equanimity is one of the most full-fledged, all-encompassing meditation apps you can get your hands on. Based on the Silva Method of meditation, Omvana is one of the largest collection of meditation sessions and tracks available on any app in the store. 1000’s of high-quality audio tracks, ambient sounds, binaural beats and narrated guides. Listen to narrated lessons and guides by inspiring thought leaders, like Bob Proctor and Martin Luther King, Jr. We just launched PINE: Your daily check-in, a mobile app that enables you to check-in with yourself on a daily basis.
Nowadays emails are the primary mode of communication, whether we are in the office or traveling. In the present world, anything that is gaining mass appeal catches the attention of politicians or businesspeople. So I guess it goes without saying, that mediation plays at least some role in Cumberbatch’s life. Headspace is the brain child of Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk and all around likable guy (you can watch his TED talk here). For the past couple of months I’ve been meditating a few times per week, using the HeadSpace app.
Now if you were to watch me meditate, you’d see me sitting in a chair in a room with my eyes closed. And when my girlfriend comes down the stairs and starts to talk to me, I put down my coffee and focus intently on her. Learning how to accept your thoughts and bring your attention back to what you’re actually doing is a good skill to have.
Like me right now on this Thursday night, sitting at my desk with my ankles crossed, and my glasses on, whiskey on my breath typing words that will go out to whoever wants to read them. Each meditation calmly guides you through the process so you can make sure you’re doing the exercise right.

The narrator of the meditation guide (Headspace creator Andy Puddicombe) has a calming voice which helps you relax.
Headspace is absolutely free for the first ten days and then you’ll need to pay a monthly subscription of ?3.74. It might feel like you can barely catch a breath when you set that 6am alarm and hit the pillow still out of control with whiskey shakes. The minute you try to sleep on a Sunday night, every single worry and fear pops into your head. Open Safari and head directly to the Today I F*cked Up (TIFU) subreddit to read stories of people who definitely screwed up their lives more than you did last night. This app has a range of subscription options, but you can get a free Take 10 programme will allow you 10 minutes of meditation.
The most applicable session for the Sunday night Fear is probably the app’s SOS sessions, which are micro-meditation sessions which will bring you back from the brink of chewing your own arm off. Use your phone checklist or download the super Evernote to list out exactly what you have to do tomorrow.
It is aimed to calm your mind via guided relaxation sessions, meditation music tracks, and a bunch of premium programs aimed at specific things like focus, sleep, confidence etc. Omvana is designed to be a repository from which you can pick and customize your own meditation sessions.
The latest update hasn’t really been an exciting one if user reviews are to go by, but try this free app nevertheless. With so many things to do, traffic to sit through, crowds to push through and all that noise to handle, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Each day the app guides you through a series of meditation techniques and tracks your progress, letting you know how much of the Take Ten programme you’ve completed and how many days of your free trial are left.
This app will guide you through some breathing exercises to have you chilled out and ready to sleep in no time. Their techniques claim to help you sleep better, love better, worry less, stress less, and live more.
Simply Being addresses every individual feature that a practitioner needs ranging from just sounds and music to guided sessions with configurable time-limits. Meditation Timer comes with features like Prepare Time, Cool Down time, Intervals, with customizable sounds for initiating, interval switching and ending your meditation sessions.

As is common with most meditation apps, Headspace comes with trackers, reminders and a timer.
You’re able to add friends on PINE, where you can send gentle nudges to one another as reminders to check-in with yourselves daily, helping to make it a habit. I am a sceptic when it comes to most things that aren’t based on some hard scientific evidence (meditation actually really appears to have some measurable benefits), and some years ago I would have straight out refused to even try to meditate. I had to realize that my mind had started to spiral out of control again, that I was often desperately unhappy and on edge and that I never really achieved any kind stillness anymore. We have a conversation with someone and think more about what we’re gonna say instead of listening. When you launch the app you will be asked to sign up with your email address and if you want to download future meditations for offline use, just tap the download section and choose which day you want to download. I found the exercises incredibly relaxing and accessible and soon started to feel a lot calmer.
According to Headspace, research has shown that taking just a few minutes out of each day to meditate greatly affects the well-being of your body, decreasing your stress and elevating your mood. This is just an audio-app basically with different sessions helping you through relaxation at different points of the day. I started to enjoy quiet moments more and learned how to stop my mind from spinning out of control. Whether you want to overcome anxiety, gain some focus or just get some sleep, Headspace is the perfect app to guide you to a happier and healthier life.
They are absolutely sufficient to ground you and give you 10 minutes of calm to step back from your hectic life and overactive brain. My mind was constantly working, coming up with worst case scenarios, telling me I was dying. I personally chose to sign up for longer daily meditation sessions (which I can access anywhere, via app or website) as I really felt like I would benefit from even more and longer meditation. And yes, at first it was hard and it took me a while to learn techniques to calm down my mind.

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