Stressed at work? Here are 11 best meditation apps to help you relax

Jaymin Dangi

Meditation is a great way to fight stress in the workplace; It is even found to help improve productivity, amid a toxic work environment

Meditation is a term which is used for a number of different types of relaxation techniques. According to Mayo Clinic, meditation can help with a number of conditions including sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, etc. It may also be helpful when it comes to treating heart disease or cancer.

Meditation is a great way of combating stress and the various health issues that result from it. Regardless of gender, age, or health status, anybody can benefit from taking a break and meditating.

Here, we have put together a few of the best apps which you can take with you anywhere you go:

Buddhify

This meditation and mindfulness app will work quite well for you. It is perfect for people who want to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into their day with meditation, which targets all aspects of their life including traveling, sleeping, and even being online. Even if you have never meditated in the past, this app will change your life for sure.

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Calm

If you are looking for some calm, then this is where you come. It begins with a seven-day program. It’s terrific for beginners who haven’t meditated in the past. Choose between various options for length of time and sound. You can also choose the nature scenes you want to focus on while meditating. Some of its other features include multiple sessions, both guided and unguided. When you are ready for a bigger program, you can pay for a subscription and get full access to the 21-day program. Their seven-day program is great for people who have trouble sleeping.

Headspace

This app makes it really easy for anybody to learn meditation. The level one course here is quite easy and has simple 10-minute sessions for every day which will make it easier for you to start regularly meditating. There are frequent reminders, too, and you can focus on various aspects of health, foundation, and performance. Once the first level has been mastered, you can buy the subscription which gives you access to more options and features to help you practice more. One of the best features of this app is its buddy system. This lets you encourage a friend and vice-versa. It also has a personalised page which shows your progress.

MINDBODY Connect

This app lets you find the health and fitness services which are perfect for you. You can book appointments and read reviews on the app itself. If you’re looking to find a new studio for yoga, a deal for local classes, a massage therapist, etc., this app has your back. It lets you manage your goals and schedule conveniently in the same place.

Mindfulness App

This app can also be quite a good tool. It’s even more helpful if you’re still a beginner. Jump into sessions whenever you want to take a break from your life. You can also set reminders for when you want to take breaks and just relax.

Also read: Achieving mindfulness in our crazy startup world; advice from the experts

Meditation Timer Pro

This app helps you meditate just how you want for how long you want. It has default sessions and sessions which you can customise on your own. Every session also includes prep time, a cool down, intervals, and the ability for choosing different sounds in each section.

Omvana

This app lets you access a number of meditation sounds, guided sessions, and music with various meditation experts. Some of the things they focus on include stress, mindfulness, sleep, relaxation, and a lot more. You could choose the length of every session too, from as little as 3 minutes to as much as an hour. This app also has a music mixer which runs in the background where you can mix music and create the perfect session depending on your requirements.

Relax Melodies

This app has been designed to help you get a good night’s sleep. If you have trouble sleeping or don’t feel rested when you wake up, this is the app you should turn to. Apart from sleeping, the app is very good for situations which need calming music or sounds like massage sessions, yoga, or just relaxation.

Smiling Mind

This is a nonprofit app has been created for increasing compassion and happiness. This app of theirs moves them a step further to this goal. With programs which have been designed depending on age groups, the app is great for adults, teens, and even kids. It makes meditation very easy irrespective of you age, and the design of the app is so simple that it makes it so much easier to use.

Take a Break!

This app is meant to help you do just that: take a break. You could choose between short breaks or longer breaks for meditation. Both of the options let you choose with or without music options. If you’re new to it, there are some really simple instructions to help you get started too. The app has been designed to help users get an uncomplicated and quick break and relieve their stress whenever they need it. It is one of the simplest apps out there and hasn’t been bogged down with useless additional features.

Sattva

This app is basically an advanced meditation timer which tracks your progress. This app has rewards and challenges to try and encourage you as well as guided chants and meditations and a heart rate monitor, statistics and mood tracker. You can even connect with a large community of others who will also be working on meditation and mindfulness practices.

So what are you waiting for? Choose one of these apps and watch your problems just disappear.

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