The Best Meditation Apps To Try In 2022
When it comes to improving our wellbeing this year, there are plenty of things we can do. Reduce alcohol and sugar. Sleep more. Move more. Take your Ora supplements. And meditate - which is now easier than ever with a plethora of apps available to guide you through your practice. Here’s our pick of the best four to try.
Offers more than 45K free meditations from the best teachers in Australia and the world. If you pay for a subscription, you’ll have access to more than 100K guided meditations. Plus, you can filter by needs – time (from 5 minutes to 30+ minutes), needs such as self-esteem or stress or specific benefit such as relationships or kids. If you’re just getting started, try the seven-day free course on how to meditate.
This is probably the most popular meditation app internationally - and for good reason. According to its creators, “headspace is meditation made simple”. Their goal? “To improve the health and happiness of the world.”
If you’re a beginner, you can start your meditation practice with a 10-day beginner’s course - available in the Headspace app during your free trial.
Calm’s goal? To help you live a happier and healthier life with mindfulness programs on 20+ topics. Some of their newest meditation programs include “Headache and Migraine Release”, guided by a mindfulness instructor experienced in pain management; “Daily Trip” by meditation instructor Jeff Warren, where you’ll explore fresh techniques and tools for your practice, and “Daily Move”, a short, daily movement series led by dancer and yoga instructor Mel Mah, designed to help you relax your body and uplift your mind.
Buddhify’s tagline is “meditation done differently”. How? Buddhify focuses on mobile or on-the-go meditation, which you can do wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. They also offer traditional formal meditations, but there’s plenty on offer if you’re likely to find yourself meditating on bus on the way to work.
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