01/18These smartphone apps will help you meditate like a monk

These smartphone apps will help you meditate like a monk

Meditation is a lifesaver for people with anxiety and depression, but additionally, it's a great way to stay mindful, alert and find your zen (especially when circumstances don’t want you to!) With every other recent study raving about the benefits of meditation, we were not falling behind. However, meditation is a lot more than just deep breathing and concentrating. So if you’re curious to try it out, but don’t know how here are some smartphone apps that will help.

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02/18Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a meditation app that is designed to help adults and children. Each program is created specifically for different ages. It primarily focuses on helping you tackle daily challenges and stress. You can also choose from numerous meditation practises that are both short and long.

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03/18Meditation Studio

Meditation Studio

Meditation Studio was designed to help you get to a state of calm, as well as cultivate energy and compassion. It will help you practise the art of staying focused on your breath in order for you to achieve your goals. It can also help you tackle specific issues like anxiety, sleep issues and negative thoughts. Each session lasts up to around 30 minutes. You can also choose the type of background music you would like if you opt for a meditation session that is unguided.

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04/18ENSŌ

ENSŌ

This app has a variety of options for people who are at a more advanced stage in their meditation practise. It has a timer that is set with bells in order to keep you alert at various intervals. The practices are soothing and perfect to try on those hectic and stressful days. Most of the sessions on offer are free.

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05/18YOGAGLO

YOGAGLO

This meditation app offers a variety of guided meditations from many teachers. You can customise your session to fit into your schedule. So you can choose what level you want to start with and the length of time. This app caters to your needs to help you achieve your meditation goals in a way that best suits you.

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06/18Stop, Breathe & Think

Stop, Breathe & Think

If you are a beginner and are having trouble trying to get into the habit of meditating, this app will help you stay focused as it provides you with a variety of options. You can select from 55guided meditations and can choose the type of sounds and chimes you would like to go along with it. From depression to sleep issues, this app can help you tackle it all in a gentle and nurturing way.

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07/18Breethe

Breethe

If you are a beginner this is the app for you. Trying to attempt meditating can be a challenge in the beginning. It could also be a bit frustrating and you may want to give up. However, Breethe has meditation and mindfulness techniques that help to get its users to practise more often. This way it will be easier for you to get into the swing of things and make it a habit. 10 minutes every day is all you need to get into the flow and make it a regular part of your life, according to the developers. There is enough content for the day and night on a range of topics. There are some choices that are free and others have a premium subscription.

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08/18Simply Being

Simply Being

Richard and Mary Maddux are the creators of Simply Being. The app's graphics are soothing and will help put you in a relaxed state of mind before you start your meditation practise. This app will gently encourage you to meditate at various times in the day and will help guide you through it when you need a little push. You can choose to practise your meditation with music and nature sounds or sit in the silence without it. The app is designed to cater to your needs so you can get the most out of it.

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09/18Omvana

Omvana

One of the great reasons this meditation is great to try is because it caters to the type of mood your in. It also works according to your stress levels. There are many instructors that can help take you through a variety of specialised meditations to help you come into a state of calm. You can also choose background music that is suitable for your session. You can choose the type of program depending on how much time you have as they come in long and short form. The app's interface is clean and easy to use.

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10/18Sattva Meditations & Mantras

Sattva Meditations & Mantras

The main aim of this app is to help you to cultivate the habit of meditating on a daily basis. The app provides users with a variety of chants and timers. You can also monitor your heart rate, as well as take part in certain challenges. It also provides you with a ton of information on why meditation is so beneficial for your well-being.

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