Our mobile phones can provide pretty much anything these days so we searched the App Store for the best meditation programs that can reduce stress, increase focus at work, slow down aging, release happy hormones, and improve our overall wellbeing in the span of a few minutes. Drake says we could all use a midday woosah.
You don’t have to be a Buddhist to use this app. It’s pretty neat actually because it has a rainbow wheel of options that asks what you are doing and how you are feeling to recommend the right meditation you need. You have options between five to 30-minute sessions depending on how much time you have to spare.
Best for: people who need specific guidance
Think of it as gym membership, but for the mind. Stripped down to the basics, the app promises to deliver sanity and room for your mind to breathe with none of the crap using their 10-minute short sessions. Emma Watson is a big fan.
Best for: Crazy Mondays
Think of it as the Spotify of Yoga. You can choose from tranquil playlists or create your own with custom tracks for better sleep, focus, relaxation, and more.
Best for: people who need music while they work or study
Say goodbye to insomnia and yes, the dreaded eye bags with this sleep app. Filled with various zen sounds that act as a sort of lullaby, Relax Melodies promises you’ll doze off in 20 minutes or less.
Best for: Sleepless nights
Developed by a team of psychologists with backgrounds on youth and adolescent therapy, the app aims to mold happier, healthier, and more compassionate people. The goal is simple, to put a smile on your face and mind, anytime, anywhere, everyday. Different people have different sources of stress which is why they customized meditations by age bracket. Cool!
Best for: the girl who's always PMS-ing
The app has a feature called 7 Days of Calm where you can learn the basics of mindfulness meditation. Basically, a free introductory program to hopefully begin a lifelong rejuvenating habit.
Best for: girls mending a broken heart
Take a Break!
Meditation is not everyone’s thing, sometimes all you need is to literally take a break. Melt your stress away with this quick relaxing app, the perfect midday interlude.
Best for: lunch break panic attacks