Meditating for just 10-15 minutes a day can make a big difference in almost all spheres of your life. According to the Mayo Clinic, continuous practice of meditation can help treat chronic ailments like depression, sleep disorders, anxiety and migraine – some of the most common conditions experienced by young professionals of today’s generation.
Ironically, the first step to meditate is to cut off from all kind of digital clutter. Yet, mobile-based meditation applications are becoming one of the most popular resources to amplify the tranquillity and sanity back into your lives. If you’re new to the practice, these five apps can be helpful in several ways.
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Touted as a life-changer, Buddhify is a meditation and mindfulness application that is beautifully built around your modern life. It increases your well-being by teaching meditation and mindfulness influenced and tailor made to suit your daily needs. It incorporates various aspects of your life from sleeping to taking a work break and even socialising online. It is a simple and effective application that can definitely change your life for the better.
The app is priced at Rs 300.
Learning the art of meditation was never this easy, but the kind of features that this application boasts will help you develop the habit of meditating regularly. The 10-minute session with Headspace expands its offerings with a Buddy System that ensures you both encourage each other to achieve your spiritual goals. Headspace offers a free level one course through which you can access 10-minute sessions every day. This can help you during your initial sessions.
You can subscribe for free. But once you complete the first level, you’ll need to buy the subscription that starts from Rs 860 per month.
If calmness is what you are looking to achieve, this app is just the right one for you. It begins with a week-long mediation programme. It offers free guided meditations and tailored recordings for sleep, self-acceptance, positivity, visually focus and meditation. When you feel you are ready for the next level, purchase the subscription to add more features and challenges to your meditation goals. Getting the subscription opens up a 21-day programme.
It is priced at Rs 663 per month
The Mindfulness App will help you be more aware and conscious of your thought processes throughout the day. Even if you have a minute to spare, simply put on the app and jump into mindfulness sessions played by this ingenious app. The features and activities designed revolve around bringing out your best traits, making you a more realistic, positive and focused individual.
The app is free, but charges apply for the premium pack.
Sattva is a meditation app that has a highly advanced timer and tracker system. It features the use of positive reinforcements, such as rewards and challenges, to help you stay motivated throughout your journey. It also features chants, guided meditation, mood tracker and heart rate monitor, all of which come quite handy if you are traveling and do not want to compromise on your meditation schedule.
It is available free of cost.
So what are you waiting for? Get downloading and get meditating!