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Meditation is a great way to relax after a stressful day in the office, or a tough workout at the gym. Not only does it help return a sense of calm to those who practice, it also has been proven to reduce insomnia. Meditation has been in practice for thousands of years, but new technology is now bringing it to the masses. With so much noise and so many distractions, it can be hard to find inner peace every day. Tablet and smartphone apps are working to combat this problem by bringing easy to use meditation tools to you at the click of a button.
Calm works by giving a peace of mind through calming scenes like a summer meadow and sunset beach. The app teaches the art of mediation by offering a 7-day meditation program for free. Those who have trouble sleeping can use the “seven day of sleep” program to improve overall sleep and well being. The Calm app also offers additional 7-day programs for self esteem, gratitude, focus and happiness. You can listen to 16 musical tracks and upgrade your service for access to a 21-day mediation program, as well as guided meditations. Calm is available for both Android and iOS.
Buddhify is a mindfulness and meditation app available for both iOS and Android. Buddhify features meditations for modern life. The rainbow wheel asks what you are doing and customizes mediation based on that information. Users can choose options like, “Can’t Sleep”, “At home”, “Eating”, “Work break” and more. The meditations last between 5 minutes and 30 minutes, and you can log stats regarding relaxation level and progress.
Mediation Timer Pro is available solely for iPad and iPhone, lets you meditate without worrying about the time. It features 4 editable meditation schedules to choose from. Once a schedule is chosen, it can be customized to run for a certain amount of time or a specific sound. If those aren’t enough, fully customizable meditations exist. Daily reminders can be set and meditations can be shared on Facebook and Twitter once completed. The app can be used with or without sound and saves all meditation logs manually, ensuring you have access to all your past meditations.
Meditation apps can help practitioners find inner peace and reduce their stress levels, while increasing physical and mental well-being. Just five minutes of meditation a day can be beneficial. You can get automatic benefits by downloading these three apps to your tablet today!