6 Android Apps That Can Help You with Meditation
Looking for a way to relax or be more present after a hard day? Try out one of these six apps for Android to help you meditate better.
There are many benefits to meditation: it can help you relax after a long day, manage stress, and even help you sleep better. It is a simple — and often free! — way to improve your mental health and overall well-being. But all of the benefits don’t stop there, and there are numerous types of meditation that you can try to see which one works best for you. If you’re new to meditation and want to try out an app first, the following are 6 Android meditation apps you should try.
This is a top-rated meditation app in the Play store that’s free to download. If you’re a beginner, Headspace will help teach you the basics of mindfulness meditation. All it takes is 10 minutes of mind-training each day. You can also set up a buddy system for you and your friends to encourage each other to meditate. If you enjoy Headspace, you can find further meditation training, ranging from 2 minutes to 60 minutes, on their YouTube page.
- Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax
This is another top-rated, free app that offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced programs in mindfulness training. The app is well-designed with a focus on soothing colors and photos of nature to help calm your mind. Meditation sessions range from 3 minutes to 25 minutes, in addition to special programs that focus on helping you to sleep better.
- Atmosphere: Relaxing Sounds
If you’re already aware of basic meditation exercises, this free app will help you to stay focused through relaxing sounds. Some of the sounds offered include: rain, thunderstorm, city life, the beach, a forest, or the park. There are more than 70 sounds available.
- Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds
This free app focuses on meditation exercises and soothing sounds to help you sleep better. It offers more than 52 sounds (including white noise) and five-day meditation programs to improve your sleep. The programs focus on specific goals, such as overcoming insomnia or reaching a deep sleep.
- Omvana: Meditation, Yoga, Sleep
This free meditation app focuses on meditation for beginners, meditation to help you sleep better, and soothing sounds to help you relax and remain present while doing yoga. The app offers thousands of sounds, from ambient sounds to recordings of inspiring speeches. You can also customize tracks to create the best track for you.
- Meditation Music – Relax, Yoga
This is another free app that offers more than 20 sounds to help you meditate better. It includes instrumental tracks in addition to seaside and nature sounds. Although simple in design and offerings, it’s a great app for those who feel overwhelmed by choice (which can cause further stress).