There is definitely no shortage of mindfulness and meditation apps in today’s society; all of which promise to help ease anxiety, sleep better, focus your attention and find your centre. And in the grand scheme of things, having multiple options available to us is a good thing because life in the 21st century certainly can be a stressful one. However how do you know which apps are actually useful and which ones are duds? Well we wanted to take the guessing game off your shoulders and have a look for ourselves and now we can present to you the top 5 mindfulness apps currently available in your app store!
Smiling Mind is an Australian mindfulness app that is beneficial for both adults and children. The aim of this app was to improve the lives of Australians through increasing clarity, calm and contentment and reducing stress via mindfulness instruction and encouragement. This app is completely free and has been recommended by psychologicalhealthcare.com.au. You begin by selecting your age group and then are given a set of guided meditations to bring you from a beginner to a ‘mindful master’. We recommend you give it a go.
The Mindfulness App
This application has received a 5 star rating from iPhone users and a 4 star rating from Android users, which is more than likely because of its versatility. With this application you are given a five-day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness to help you get started, which consists of guided or silent meditations ranging from 3 to 30 minutes, therefore you can choose one that suits your lifestyle. The app also offers personalised meditation options, reminders throughout the day and statistics to track in your meditation journal.
This application was created by meditation teacher Andy Puddicome and has received a 5 star rating from iPhone users and a 4 star rating from Android users. You start out with a free 10-day mindfulness meditation program and then if you feel this is the app for you, you begin a paid subscription. The app specifically focuses on training the brain through a selection of special series meditations in areas such as health, relationships and performance, as well as through dozens of one-off and bite sized guided meditations for a quick centering, calming mindfulness fix. Other bonuses of this app are that you can track statistics, connect with friends and earn rewards! This app has also been recommended from psychologicalhealthcare.com.au.
This app has become a personal favorite and we think it will become yours as well. This application received a 5 star rating from iPhone users and a 5 start rating from Android users, not to mention it is award winning! The app includes calming exercises, breathing techniques, silent meditations, guided meditations and even a calm kids section with a mixture of meditations and sleep stories. You can access sections of the app as a free user but if you really want to utilize this application you need to enter a paid subscription but in our opinion, it is worth it.
We absolutely love this app and not only because of the name! This application has received a 5 star rating from iPhone users and a 4 star rating from Android users. It has more than 200 meditations and has guided courses to help reduce anxiety and stress, promote sleep and manage difficult emotions. The sessions range from 3 to 40 minutes, making it a great option for beginners or experienced practitioners, this function also allows you to work the session into your current lifestyle!
So there you have it, the top 5 mindfulness apps currently available within your app store. We can guarantee one of the above is the perfect fit for you and will assist you in easing anxiety, promoting sleep and feeling more centered and balanced. Keep in mind, practice makes perfect.