Best iPhone Meditation Apps

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We all strive to relax and have less worry in our lives. However, it is often easier said than done. We get busy in our lives with work, hobbies, friends, and more.

Sometimes, it is more than worth it to take a step back from your stressful life and meditate. There are many proven benefits of meditation. Thanks to the rise in technology, there are more meditation and relaxation tools available than ever before. In only a few minutes a day, you can drastically improve your mood in a positive way. Here are a couple of different apps that will help you in your meditation journey.

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Honorable Mention - Headspace
If you are a bit of a skeptic on the whole theme of "meditation", this app is for you. This is a British app that is extremely straight forward and honest with its approach. The spoken-word exercises in this app run about 10 minutes and can focus on a bunch of different themes including focus and performance. The app comes with a free 10-session pack of meditations, but if you want more after that, you must pay a subscription fee.
Honorable Mention - Calm
If you need to working on stop being high-strung and calm down in your life, this app is for you. Calm is an app that starts you on a seven-day training program. This is a great way to accustom yourself with meditation. You can choose the length of session, what sounds you hear, and even what kind of visual stimulation you will see. You can also go through unguided and guided sessions. The app is free, but if you pay the subscription fee, it opens up the option for a 21-day program.
Honorable Mention- Smiling Minds
This app differs from most in the fact that it was originally designed for children and young people, though plenty of adults use it too. The programs in this app are divided by age so everyone has personalized sessions. While we mainly think of adults being stressed out, children can undergo a ton of stress as well, and this app is perfect for them. The app is extremely easy to use, completely and totally free and can potentially be a big help if children are going through emotional issues.
Honorable Mention - MINDBODY
This is different in the fact that it can connect you with professional services near you. This app is perfect if you want to locate a yoga studio, salon, massage therapist, and fitness classes near you. You can browse the different ones in your area, read reviews on them, and even book appointments directly through the app. This can help you manage your schedule of appointments easily and if you use a Fitbit, this app can help track your health and fitness as well.
Honorable Mention - Relax Melodies
This app is great if you don't want structured meditation sessions, but instead just want some relaxing sounds. This app is home to a wide variety of calming and soothing sounds and white noise to help you relax. Whether you want help sleeping, or some nice relaxing music while you work or study, this app can help you out. There is even a mix option in which you can customize the sounds and music to your liking.
Posted by Kale Havervold on December 14, 2016

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