I love creating my own guided meditations, but sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy to write something out. I also tend to get burnt out on repeating the same meditations over and over again. A quick way to update your meditation rotation (bad rhyme, I know!) is to use apps. 🙂
Using an app may sound counter-intuitive – “Hey, I’m trying to find my “zen” which is the opposite of using my phone!”. Well, that’s true, but there are some benefits to using Meditation Apps:
- They’re portable – My phone is always with me, so the app are too! If I have 5-10 minutes at work, I can sit outside, plug in my headphones and decompress before the next meeting.
- You don’t have to think about it – Again, not to beat a dead horse, but the app has written the meditation for you!! No prep work needed. Apps are perfect for our “plug and play” days. 🙂
- They’re perfect if you’re new to meditation and building a daily practice – Many of the meditation out there track offer tips, tricks and mini-training videos to help you get started if meditation is new for you; or you just need a refresher!
Here are some of my favorite Meditation Apps you can find in the App Store:
- Simply Being – This is a great basic app where you can select your meditation time and music or sound choice. The voice is soothing and you can continue the music/sound after the guided part ends, so this is a great one to use at night before bed.
- Meditation Studio – This app has training videos and categories for you to choose from – such as: Anxiety, Sleep, Compassion, Long Breaks, or Short Breaks. The app partners with several instructors that guide you through the meditations and if there’s one person you love, you can search for all of their meditations specifically. There’s also a calendar for you to schedule your meditations to help build a routine.
- Breathe – What a fantastic app! This one has a check-in feature that asks you how you’re doing at the moment physically, mentally and emotionally. Based on your feedback it provides recommendations on guided meditations in its library (which is pretty extensive). There are also training videos with this one and a tracker so you can check your progress.
Have you used apps for meditation before? What did you like or not like about it? Would love to hear from you in the comments below!
Happy Meditating, Lovelies!!
Brightest Blessings, -Cory