Best meditation apps
There are plenty of ways to define or describe mediation, some including, to spend time in quiet thought for religious purposes or relaxation, to engage in contemplation or reflection or to concentrate on ones thoughts.
Whatever your reasons might be for meditating, choose something that works and resonates with you. Make a commitment to include meditation into your daily routine, whether that be for 5 or 15 minutes a day, just do it.
It may seem contradictory to use technology to help you disconnect from the external world and become more internally connected and mindful but we seem to spend so much time on our phones these days that why not put them to some good use.
It can actually be quite a good reminder to set on your phone throughout the day to encourage us to stop, take a moment, check in with our breathing and our monkey mind and then reconnect to gain some more quietness and balance.
Here are some free apps that I recommend to include meditation into your busy day:
- Breathe (Can be found under stop, breathe, think) - this is a great one for kids and teenagers
- Insight timer
- Smiling mind
- Relax melodies