In our overstimulated and hyper-distracted digital age,with a jam-packed schedule, making time for meditation can feel next to impossible. We are all glued to our phones 24/7 and barely take time to observe our environment or breathe consciously.
But: the same smartphone that fuels our Internet addiction offers the path to daily zen. More and more guided meditation apps are popping up, offering the perfect introduction to this relaxing practice. It requires nothing but a few minutes of time in a quite space, so now there’s no more excuses to not take up meditating.
Meditation has been proven to lower stress, improve concentration and even to balance out hormone levels.
We’ve listed the most hyped about meditation apps for you:
Omvana offers a huge library of recordings that target everything from decreasing stress to revitalizing your sex life to shedding those last five pounds. The impressively large collection ensures that you will certainly never get bored of meditating!
If you are already a bit experienced or prefer to meditate in complete silence, Insight Timer will time your session and “wake” you with the sound of Tibetan singing bowls. But nevertheless, the app still offers several guided meditations by teachers like Eckhart Tolle.
Headspace already has over 5 million users that use their app. Besides meditating you can map your journey, track your progress, and get rewards as you go. You can even buddy up with friends and motivate each other along the way. What’s great is that you can download sessions beforehand to use offline.
Add one thing. Change everything. Why not take up meditation as well?