In the modern, stressful lives that we are increasingly consumed by, it is imperative for us to find appropriate relaxation time in order to avoid burnout. We are also lucky in the sense that our Smartphones are capable of solving a number of tasks – with rest and meditation also part of it.
There are a number of apps available on the Google Play store which allow rest and meditation and practice of mindfulness. Here’s our ranking of the top 5:
Like the name suggests, Paced Breathing assists in timed breathing exercises. It’s a no-nonsense app that gives you specific guidelines on your breathing cycle and helps out with timings and prompts. Sometimes all we need to do is breathe.
Free Meditation – Take a Break
This is a free app from the same team that introduced Meditation Oasis and is a great option for those who are looking to get some peace and quiet while at work. The app gives you an option to get a 7 minute meditation break and is an excellent option for busy people who are struggling to find some time for themselves.
Noisely is a great app for meditation as it gives a number of ambient sounds to mix together and create a relaxing backdrop. Whether you want to just clear your head, meditate or go to sleep, Noisely will provide the perfect blend of music.
Download Noisely from here
Buddhify offers a refreshing approach to clearing your head. Users are asked to choose between a number of pre-set situations, all of which have a tailored meditation program. So all you have to do is identify your current mood and let Buddhify do the rest.
Again, this is a no-frills approach towards practicing mindfulness as all you have to do is input a time and indicate whether you want to listen to music or other sounds during the time. If you do not adhere to the time set up, the app will send a notification.
Do you use any apps for meditation and relaxation that we forgot about? If so, let us know in the comments below!