The practice of Meditation benefits your mind, body and soul.  There are many Science-Backed Reasons to Meditate including stress reduction, improved heart health, better sex, and a higher GPA to name a few. Incorporate meditation into your everyday routine with help from one of these apps.

1. Headspace

Cost: 10 days free, $12.99/month

Mobile: iOS, Android

This app is a gym membership for the mind. Headspace offers beginners a freescreen322x572 (1) introduction feature called Take10, in which you can learn the basics of meditation in just 10 minutes a day for 10 days.  For the committed user, a monthly subscription is available at $12.99/month unlocking guided and unguided exercises ranging from 2 to 60 minutes.  Special series collections are offered to those who want to focus on specific aspects of their life, such as relationships or health.  If you do decide to subscribe, the app will automatically donate the price of subscription to someone in need.  With this app you are able to enroll in the Buddy System so you and your friends can track and inspire each other along your journey towards mindfulness.

2. Stop, Breathe & Think

Cost: Free

Mobile: iOS, Android

If you are new to the practice of Meditation, this app is best for you.  This app guides you through meditation using three simple steps: Stop, Breathe and Think. The app prompts you to check in with how you are thinking and feeling, and will recommend 3-5 minute meditation sessions that are relevant to your specific situation. Additionally, this app tracks and monitors your progress.

A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion.

3. Calm

Cost: Free, In-app purchases

Mobile: iOS, Android

Having trouble getting to sleep at night? Calm can assist you! After setting up an account, you are prompted to learn the basics of mindfulness meditation over 7 days, for 10 minutes per day. This type of meditation revolves around increasing awareness and learning to be present in the moment. With mindfulness meditation, you practice broadening your conscious awareness by focusing on the flow of your breath. This app includes several meditation sessions that range from 2-30 minutes and several immersive nature scenes accompanied with music and chimes to help you relax.

4. Omvana

Cost: Free, In-App Purchases

Mobile: Free, In-app purchases available

Omvana gathers the world’s best meditation experts to help you manage stress, mindfulness, wealth & abundance, and many more. This app offers guided meditation sessions ranging from 3 to 60 minutes. Omvana connects with HealthKit to evaluate your stress levels and state of mind to recommend personalized meditation sessions. Useful in-app purchases, including features to help with sleep and weight loss, are available ranging from $1.99 to $7.99.

5. Simply Being

Cost: $1.99

Mobile: iOS, Android

For those looking for a simpler approach to meditation, download this app! This user-friendly app is great for both beginners and experienced meditators. Simply Being allows you to choose from 5 meditation times ranging from 5 to 20 minutes. Meditate easily with this simple-to-use app that includes voice-guided step-by-step sessions with options to practice along with soothing music or ambient nature sounds.

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