Nowadays, many people cannot imagine a day without a smartphone or tablet. We use them not only for work but also for relaxation.
If you want to experience a perfect rest after a busy day, reach for meditation applications. They will help you reduce stress, clear your head, and even fall asleep. Here are the top five meditation apps you shouldn’t miss if you’re craving the ultimate relaxation!
The Art of Meditation
Meditation is as old as humanity itself, and although it seems simple at first glance, the opposite is true! There are countless books, courses, or manuals to learn how to meditate properly. But let’s try the applications first. This is how you can find out if meditation is for you.
Meditate anywhere, anytime? With smart meditation apps, you can really do it! If you’re just getting started with meditation, use apps designed for beginners. Later you can switch to apps for the more experienced users. Many meditation applications offer courses with tutors that guide you through meditation step by step. This will teach you the basic rules of meditation and how to use it effectively to your advantage.
Insight Timer – Meditation App
One of the most popular applications for meditation is undoubtedly Insight Timer. It has more than 5 million downloads and, in addition to English, offers the possibility of setting the Czech language. It relieves anxiety, and stressful situations, but also encourages sleep. Meditation and lectures are led by world-class experts in meditation -neuroscientists, and psychologists from famous universities such as Harvard and Oxford.
Calm – Sleep, Meditate, Relax
A rushed and exhausting day cannot end better than with meditation via the Calm app. As its name suggests, the application focuses on sleep, meditation, and relaxation itself. At the very beginning, you can choose what goal you want to achieve in the application – reducing stress, improving sleep, or increasing self-confidence. The pleasant voice of the app will guide you on how to breathe or relax. The app provides relaxing music and sounds of a crackling fire, storm, or tropical rain.
Aura: Meditations, Sleep & Mind
Do you want to live every day in harmony and peace? The Aura app, which focuses on mental well-being, can help you. And what does the app offer? Thousands of stories, lectures, meditation assignments, and coaching from the best therapists from all over the world. Thanks to artificial intelligence, the aura evaluates your needs and interests and then adapts the content of lectures or meditations to a person literally on a tailor-made basis.
Headspace: Mindful Meditation
If you are a lover of relaxing music and mindfulness, the Headspace app is perfect for you. Thanks to its simple, intuitive operation and minimalist design, it is also suitable for beginners. The app includes breathing exercises, sleep meditations, and practicing mindfulness in everyday life. The lessons contain enjoyable animations, but the disadvantage may be that the application is only available in English.
BetterSleep: Sleep tracker
Can’t you fall asleep at night? Instead of sleeping pills, download the meditation app to your mobile device and relax with the peaceful sounds of nature or white noise. BetterSleep genuinely brings you better sleep, thanks to sleep tracking and sound therapy. BetterSleep: A sleep tracker is recommended by leading physicians, and neuropsychologists in cooperation with sleep experts.
Text: Michaela Miňová, photo: unsplash.com