For the past few years, the practice of mindfulness has gained skyrocketed popularity. Mindfulness can be defined as the ability to be aware of one’s thoughts and feelings and being present in the moment. It has gotten so popular as it helps to reduce stress, combat anxiety and also increase focus.
Now, you can learn and practice mindfulness right through your phone. Isn’t it amazing? So take a break from your hectic life and check out these awesome lists of mindfulness and meditation apps for peace of mind.
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Co-founded by Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk from the UK, this app acts as your daily personal guide to mindfulness. It gives the clearest guidance for beginners and provides the tools and resources to look after your mind. Headspace offers a free Take10 series, which comprises 10 sessions of 10 minutes meditations that will encourage focus, compassion, and help to unwind your mind and body. Besides, there are hundreds of guided meditations on literally everything to choose from—be it about managing stress and anxiety to sleep, relationships, productivity, or physical activities.
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Insight Timer is the world’s largest free library of meditation content. It has over 40,000 guided meditations from about 7,000 teachers that touch crucial topics such as relationships, stress, self-love, creativity and more. You can follow the teachers that you enjoy to make sure you don’t miss their new contents. Apart from that, you can also listen to 2,000 free talks and podcasts, ranging from life advice and inspiration to music tracks that lull you to sleep or calm your mind.
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This award-winning app with over 50 millions downloads greets you with the gentle sound of the outdoors right after you open the app. There are many meditations goals you can choose from like developing gratitude, better sleep, build self-esteem, increase happiness and many more. The guided Daily Calm Sessions helps you to relax and refocus your attention or you can opt for the new Sleep Stories section, that is narrated by famous celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, Leona Lewis, Stephen Fry or Jerome Flynn.
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This app is perfect for those who are always on-the-go, barely have time for anything but at the same time yearn for some peace and calm. Aura uses tranquillising sounds, such as flowing water or uplifting classical music. With a collection of 30-second and 3-minute sessions, this app prompts to guide for quick meditation practice and help you to de-stress during work breaks. Besides, Aura has options that fit anyone’s schedule and learns from your sessions to customise your future sessions. Sounds good, right?
Stop, Think & Breathe
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Stop, Think & Breathe aims to help people to tackle issues with stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. When you open the app, you are required to “check-in” and fill out a survey, which later is going to be used to recommend a good number of personalised meditations that match your feelings on that particular day. This app features around 30 sessions and allows you to keep track of your progress, the state of your mind and body over time, as well as your most common emotion. Not only that, but there is also a mindfulness app tailored for kids called Stop, Think & Breathe Kids.