Best Apps to help you start a meditation practice

If you’ve tried and failed at meditation, you’re not alone.

It’s not easy to find the time and when you do, your mind wanders and you just give up. Guided meditation is a perfect solution for beginners and those who find meditating particularly hard.

You can let yourself go and simply follow the steps provided by the app.

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1. Calm

Calm App most popular meditation app

It is one of the most popular apps out there. Designed to help you sleep, meditate and relax. There are guided meditation sessions of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes, so you can choose the one that best suits your routine. The app has been downloaded by over 50 million people.


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2. Headspace

Headspace App is a key to train your mind

You could say it's something like a key that allows you to train your mind. Their guided meditation courses are very good. This app offers music and sounds of nature.

A 7-day trial is free. The full version costs about $12.99 (£7.99) per month or $69.99 ($44.99) per year.


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3. Aura

Mediation for those always in a rush. Aura app is the soution

Specially designed for people who are always in a hurry. It's one of those quick meditation apps if there’s such a thing.

Perfect for those who are nervous about a first date or think they can't get past a job interview or an on the plane taking off. It's a collection of 3-minute sessions and 30 pieces to reduce anxiety.

The full version costs about $12 (£9.9) per month or $60 (£48) per year. A lifetime subscription is also available.


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4. Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind App the FREE meditation app

This is a free meditation app developed by psychologists and educators and originally designed for children and teenagers. It offers a wide variety of options. It is particularly useful if you’re feeling anxious or nervous about something.


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5. 10% Happier

Use Ten Percent Happier App to connect directly with teachers

This app can connect you directly with teachers who train you in the basics of meditation. They are very quick and your questions are usually answered the same day.


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6. Inscape

Inscape App takes you yo a landscape of tranquility

The app of this meditation studio in NYC takes you to a landscape of tranquility. It offers the usual: guided meditations, sessions to help you sleep, stress reducers. But what stands out especially in this app is its playlists. It is divided into categories like overcoming your fears, studying calmly, or calming your emotional stress.

The full version costs about $10 (£8) per month or $59 (£48) per year with a free seven-day trial.


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7. Buddhify

Buddhify App will transport you to the East but without having to go to any airport

This app will transport you to the East but without having to go to any airport. Especially appropriate in these times of global pandemic. With a little Buddhification you can improve your emotional wellbeing. Buddhfy's specialty is its ability to move with you. Their on-the-go-meditation sessions are highly valued and perfect for those “I just don’t have the time” days.

The app costs $5 (£4.99) to download on App Store or £3 (£2.99) on Google Play, giving you access to over 200 meditations.


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