Meditation can help relieve stress, improve mindfulness, and enhance sleep quality. But trying to meditate can be difficult without having any guide to help you along the way. While it may be ideal to go to a studio, we don’t all have the time or the money to do so, which is why the second best option is to turn to the App Store for guidance. Here are the top three meditation apps that will make your mind, body, and wallet happy.
They are a subscription based platform that will bring more clarity, joy, and peace of mind into your life, at work or at home. Calm offers three meditation options: 7-21 days guided meditation programs, unguided meditation sessions, and over 25 guided meditation sessions. Coming with two different subscription options, the app offers either one month for $9.99 or one year for $39.99. If you’re not sure if Calm is right for you, then try their “7 Days of Calm” free introductory program, which teaches the mindfulness of meditation and features calming music and picturesque images.
HeadSpace calls themselves the “gym membership for the mind.” They offer a free “Take 10” program, which provides meditation guides for 10 minutes a day for 10 days, and comes with progress stats in a fun and easy-to-use format. To unlock their entire collection, complete with hundreds of hours of content formatted as either series or “singles,” use one of their four subscription options. You can subscribe monthly, for $12.95/month, yearly for $7.99/month, for two years for $6.24/month, or for forever for $419.95.
Stop, Breath & Think is a free mindfulness, meditation, and compassion-building tool that is simple and easy to use. Just as the title suggests, the app helps you develop a process called Stop, Breathe & Think, in which you learn to stop what you’re doing, practice mindful breathing, and broaden your perspective in just five minutes. The color palette is calming, and so is the price – which is free, since it’s brought to you by Tools for Piece, a non-profit organization dreams of connecting people through kindness and compassion. If you love the app, consider donating to their cause to help others benefit from their tools as well!