The seven best meditation apps for your iPhone to feel relax and stress free all through the day

Meditation apps

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. – Alan Watts

Meditation is a powerful tool in today’s stressful world. Meditation helps to manage your chronic anxiety and debilitating panic attacks which stem from your fear and tensed mind. While you need to practice to meditate to see the positive results also you find that you are able to manage most of your life’s sorrow, pain and problems with this technique. If you are stressful obviously your health deteriotes and you get ill often; and your body becomes dull and maroon. To rejuvenate your mind and body here are the seven best meditation apps for your iPhone to feel relax and stress free all through the day

1. Headspace

Head space app

Head space is a free meditation app available for you to download from iTunes app store. Here the meditation made simple. As you will find guided meditations suitable for all levels that will help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress.

Features of the app

  • You get free access to Take10, the first level of Foundation Course where you learn the basics in 10 x 10 minute meditation exercises designed for beginners
  • You can personalised progress page to track your stats
  • Buddy system for you and your friends to motivate each other on your Headspace Journey
  • Rewards for regularly using this meditation app
  • Have reminders to keep you on track with your practice
  • Options for you to continue your journey after Take10, with inspiring packs and one-off sessions on a range of topics such as stress relief, happiness, mental health and appreciation
  • Also integrates with the Apple Health app

This app requires iOS 9.0 or later compatible iOS device. Also there are in app purchases in this app to get more levels of Headspace.

2. 10% Happier

10 % happier app

If you feel skeptical about meditation, Dan Harris’ mindfulness app, 10% Happier is the app for you to download from iTunes app store.

The app’s meditations are led by some of the most respected mindfulness teachers in the world, including Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg and George Mumford.

Features of the app

  • Get free ongoing access to 7-session introductory course and mindful meditations.
  • Daily videos to teach you meditation in the simplest way possible.
  • Guided audio meditations for coping with anxiety and political stress, and for activities like walking and falling asleep.
  • New content monthly to keep meditation from becoming a chore.
  • Practical advice for applying mindfulness to your relationships, eating, work, and more.
  • Quick meditations that fit into your busy life—during your commute, lunch break, etc.
  • Free access to a meditation coach (a real human, not a robot).
  • Offline access to guided meditations and videos.
  • Apple Health App integration for tracking your progress

Though this app is free but it has in app purchases as well to get more happier subscriptions. This app requires iOS 9.0 or later compatible iOS device to run smooth on your iPhone.

3. Smiling Minds

Smiling Minds

The Smiling Mind app was originally built for children and teens, but adults will benefit from the program as well. Meditations are divided by age group to make it easier to select the best option.

Children can learn how to identify their feelings, cope with emotions and learn social skills. Teen meditations focus more heavily on school transitioning and planning for the future. Adults will meditate on topics such as presence, listening skills, mindful eating. It also will help you learn “how to step back and pay attention to your thoughts and emotions,” according to the Smiling Mind site.

Smiling Mind is a non-profit organization in Australia and the app is completely free to download from iTunes and requires iOS8.0 and above compatible devices.

4. OMG! I Can Meditate

OMGI can meditate

This is another very useful meditation free app available for you to download from iTunes. De-stress & sleep better in only 10 min with your personal meditation coach! By far the easiest way to learn how to meditate. Learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques to help you bring more happiness, calm and peace of mind into your life.

This meditation app includes daily meditations, and a wide variety of other guided meditations to help you deal with specific issues such as weight loss, insomnia, anxiety, work performance, trouble sleeping, etc. It even has a mindfulness program for kids. This app is selected Best New App by Apple in 95 countries and is used in Flight Meditation Program on Delta Airlines, British Airways and Air Canada.

Features of the app

  • Hundreds of meditations to destress, relax, put yourself into a calm headspace and be happier.
  • Daily Guided Meditations with your personal mindfulness coach — Relaxing, zen . All you have to do is sit in a chair and breathe.
  • Meditation Series on most common issues such as Stress, Sleep, and Feeling Happier.
  • Special Meditations for whatever you’re dealing with in your life.— such as Attracting Abundance, Feeling Compassion, Finding Love, Dealing with Anxiety, even “My Boss is a Jerk”!

This app has in app purchases to become a member and have more features. This app requires iOS7.0 and over compatible iPhones to work on.

5. Calm

Calm App

Calm is the number one app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy and peace to your daily life. Join the millions experiencing less anxiety and better sleep with our guided meditations, breathing programs and Sleep Stories. Recommended by top psychologists and mental health experts to help you de-stress.

Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule. Download this free app from iTunes now.

Features of the app

  • Daily Calm: a new 10-minute program added daily to help ease you into the day or unwind with before bed
  • 20+ Sleep Stories: adult bedtime stories guaranteed to lull you to sleep
  • 7 day and 21 programs for both beginner and advanced users
  • Breathing exercises to relax
  • Unguided timed meditation
  • Open-ended meditation
  • 25+ soothing nature sounds and scenes to use during meditation

This app had in app purchases to get subscribed to get more calm features. You need iOS 9.0 and above compatible device to work for this app.

6. The Mindfulness App

Mindfulness app

Start your journey to a more relaxed and healthier state of mind with The Mindfulness App. Whether you are just starting out or experienced in meditation, The Mindfulness App will help you to become more present in your daily life. Used by millions of meditators in over 130 countries, it has some of the best features

Features of the app

  • A five day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness
  • Guided and silent meditations from 3 to 30 minutes
  • Customize your meditation with guided introduction and bells
  • Meditation Reminders and Mindful Notices: help you to be mindful throughout the day
  • Keep track of your meditation journey
  • Premium section with an additional 200+ guided meditations and courses by some of the world’s most influential teachers (available subscription or one-time purchase)
  • Health App integration allows you to sync your meditation practice time

Though this app is free to download but it has in app purchases to know more meditation lessons as well as two different Premium Subscription options: 1 Month and 12 Months. 1 Month for $9.99 and 12 Months for $59.99 (one month free trial included) This app requires 10.2  and over iOS compatible device to run smooth.

7. Stop, Breathe And Think

Stop breathe and think

Stop, Breathe and Think is an award-winning mindfulness and meditation app that is simple, fun and easy to use. Check in to how you are thinking and feeling, and get recommended guided meditations or yoga and acupressure videos tuned to your emotions. This app has been the winner of the 2015 Webby People’s Voice Award for Health & Fitness  and has over 2,200,000 downloads and 6 million emotional check-ins and counting!

At Stop, Breathe and Think, is a free app that you can download from iTunes and believes that taking a few minutes each day to feel the calm is as important as regular exercise. If we can help more of you regularly find peace of mind, we’re doing our part to help make the world a better place.

Features of the app

  • Over 55 tailored meditations
  • Customizable meditation timer with choices of chimes and soundscapes
  • Meditations to start and end your day
  • Tracker for your emotions pre and post meditation
  • Sharing for friends
  • Guided meditations and yoga or acupressure videos designed to help with Stress, Anxiety & Depression

This app too has in app purchases for you to get premium meditations and other lessons and the app runs smooth on iOS 8.0 or later mobile devices.

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