My Favorite Meditation Apps
It may seem like a bit of an oxymoron to plug-in in order to unplug, but if you're new to meditating, a meditation app is an easy way to learn how to relax, decrease stress, and even improve your brain function.
According to a study published in Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging and run by Harvard researchers, "Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress." Below is a list of my four favorite mediation apps that will help you to establish a regular mediation practice.
"Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.".
- Swami Muktananda
This is my favorite meditation app. It does cost $99 a year but it has the best meditation teachers in the business and is wonderfully organized. For those who want a curated easy way to meditate at a relatively low cost, this app is for you.
This app is FREE and has thousands of guided meditations including those from many of the teachers in the above app. It's a good place to start to see if you enjoy meditation.
Andrew Johnson has an almost hypnotic tone and an ability to relax the listener faster than any other app I have encountered. Apps range from FREE for the basics to $19.99 for the whole suite of apps. I recommend starting with Relax for FREE to see if it works for you.