9 Apps for Mindfulness
Another great app that comes with a wealth of prerecorded meditation sessions is Calm, which is available for both iOS and Android. If you want to try it out, their seven-day free trial introduces you to their practice, and after that, if you enjoy it, you can sign up for a $12.99 monthly membership, or pay $58.99 for a full year of access to all their premium content.
If you want more multi-day courses rather than single sessions, Calm is a great app for you. Unlike some of the other mindfulness meditation apps, Calm also has a lot of resources to help people sleep, including calming music and simple stories recorded by people like Stephen Fry and Bob Ross.
Some people need physical activity in addition to their daily mindfulness practice. So, if you regularly switch between yoga, sweat sessions at the gym, and Zumba classes with friends, MINDBODY is the perfect app for you. It serves as a one stop shop to help you find, book, and pay for fitness classes, as well as other wellness services like massage, skincare, and hair salons. You can also connect your Fitbit activity tracker to your MINDBODY app, so you can see your progress during workouts and classes. MINDBODY also gives you access to offers that may not be available elsewhere, like free intro classes, discounts, and class passes.
6. Smiling Mind
Smiling Mind is the work of an Australian non-profit organization whose mission is to bring the benefits of meditation to children and adults all around the world. They’ve partnered with some of the best meditation teachers and psychologists in the world, and their app is completely free to all.
Instead of focusing on different situations where meditation might be beneficial, they’ve broken their curriculum down into age groups, and offer a unique set of sessions for children aged seven to 18, as well as adults. Over 1.5 million Australian students use this app in the classroom on a regular basis.