Meditation and mindfulness – two words you’re hearing quite a bit these days, and for good reasons! Practicing meditation is a great way to calm and center yourself, but you don’t need to be a spiritual guru to take advantage of the positive effects meditation can have on your life. These 5 free meditation apps for iPhone will help you get started or broaden your practice.
“Relax with Calm, a simple mindfulness meditation app featured in the New York Times and LifeHacker, that will bring more clarity, joy, and peace of mind into your life, at work or at home.
Fall asleep faster with over 25 soothing calming sounds which relieve you from outside stress and anxiety. A recent brain imaging study published in a Harvard journal concluded that “mindfulness meditation sessions alter regions of the brain associated with memory, awareness of self, and compassion.”
“Headspace is meditation made simple. Install today to learn meditation and mindfulness in just 10 minutes a day.
If you enjoy Take10 and want to learn more, then you can choose to continue and get access to hundreds of hours of original meditations. These include guided and unguided lessons and range from 2 to 60 minutes long.”
“Become more mindful and compassionate using our Meditation Guide. Check in daily, track your progress, and feel the calm.
The Stop, Breathe and Think app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun and easy to use. Check in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended meditations.
Scientific evidence shows that you can develop kindness and compassion by focusing on these attitudes through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. By using the app, you can develop skills that support academic and professional achievement, in addition to more positive interactions and relationships.”
“You can enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation now with this app by Meditation Oasis™. Featuring two popular meditations from the the Meditation Oasis podcast, the app gives you the option to listen with or without music or nature sounds. You can also listen to the relaxing music and nature sounds alone.”
“Omvana is your personal meditation and mindfulness teacher.
More and more evidence proves that meditation has many benefits like increased happiness, better sleep, healthier lifestyles and decreased stress levels to name a few.”