6 Meditation Apps That Will Help You Channel Your Inner Zen

Dhruvi Modi , 27 May 2019

Breathe, chant, breathe, repeat. This is the mantra for every meditation lover! In the past decade, meditation has become increasingly popular—not because it’s ‘cool’, but because of the real benefits from practicing it for so much so as ten minutes every day. In addition to getting into the zen zone, practicing meditation can benefit your overall well-being. 

A study shows that 56% of people stated that it relieves stress, while 49% said it improved health. However, getting to a meditation class at 6 am, is not on everyone’s to-do list, amirite? Yeah, not on mine either. That’s why, I asked the wonderful women on Malini’s Girl Tribe to post their solutions for ‘quick meditation’—the mobile apps they use in order to practice it everyday at home. And we received a ton of good replies! So, um, what are you waiting for? Here are the top 6 apps to use if you’re too lazy (and cheap!) to hit the meditation class:

1. Headspace

Looking for a tailored meditation routine for yourself curated to target your main issue? Be it stress relief, anxiety, sleep problems or more—here’s an app that’ll do just that for you! The basic version is free to download which provides an introduction to meditation and sets daily reminders for you as well.

Price: Free to download on the App Store and Play Store + in app purchases start at ₹899/year.

2. Sattva

Want a more vedic and spiritual guide to meditating? Sattva has hundreds of meditation soundtracks for you to choose from. Whether it is a Monday motivation mood you’re in, or just looking for some overall well-being, they have it for you!

Price: Free to download on the App Store and Play Store + in app purchases start at ₹1,299/year.

3. Calm

Despite being on the higher end, Calm is a meditation app that has been the talk of the town since it was named “App of the year” in 2017 by Apple. They have exclusive music tracks from world-renowned experts to help you sleep better, deal with anxiety and self-esteem issues, and provide a daily meditation schedule as well.

Price: Free to download on the App Store and Play Store + in app purchases start at ₹3,299/year.

4. Insight Timer

Insight Timer has a plethora of different meditation courses, sleeping music and more! They have an introduction course for meditation that is designed to boost your self-worth in 30 days. This app is perfect for us newbies trying to channel our inner zen.

Price: Free to download on the App Store and Play Store + in app purchases start at ₹4,899/year.

5. The Mindfulness App

Always wanted a guided meditation experience? With this app, you can customise your meditation routine and also track the statistics of your meditation journey, for free!

Price: Free to download on the App Store and Play Store + in app purchases start at ₹999/year.

6. Oak

Named as ‘2018 New Apps We Love’ by Apple, Oak is your one stop shop for all things relaxing. Their personalised meditation sessions, breathing exercises and sleep tracks will make you incorporate meditation as one of your healthy habits.

Price: Free to download on the App Store and Play Store + in app purchases start at ₹499/year.

So there you have it! 6 apps that you can use to meditate with everyday. What are some other apps you use to meditate? Let me know in the comments below.

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