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There is no doubt that meditation can deliver a host of benefits, particularly to those juggling busy lives and various responsibilities.  Improved sleep, mental clarity, a tool for combatting anxiety – the list goes on.  Although it may seem like common sense to put your phone away when seeking those things, you may actually find it useful thanks to the host of meditation apps available!  I have tried a number of apps since I started mediation, looking for the right one/s for me.  I have used some very average (that is being kind) apps that I deleted as quickly as I installed them, and I have used some really great ones too.  Meditation is a very personal practice, so it pays to try a few different sources to discover what feels good to you.  Here are my three favourites!

1.  Headspace

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Headspace is undoubtedly one of the most popular wellness apps out there.  They describe their service as a ‘gym membership for your mind’ – and that is a pretty accurate description.  Headspace have a wide and varied range of guided meditations to suit everyone, and you will no doubt keep coming back for more.  They also offer a FREE Take 10 programme to get you started before you need to subscribe.

Length of sessions: 5 to 20 minutes

2.  Buddhify

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Buddhify is a great value app offering over 80 custom meditations to guide you through any situation or time of day.  It was named by Buzzfeed as the best meditation app to ease anxiety.  Buddhify is very user friendly and has no hidden subscription costs which is always great!  I would recommend this app to anyone new to meditating and wanting to try it out.

Length of sessions: 3 to 25 minutes

3.  Calm

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Calm is renowned for their 7 and 21 day programs on various topics such as gratitude or sleep, though they have plenty more to offer also!  As well as guided sessions, they provide different sound themes to transport you to a different world. Calm also includes ‘sleep stories’ – bed time stories for adults to help you relax and drift off.  Calm offer a number of FREE meditations, including a 7-day program, but by subscribing you unlock a great range of services.

Length of sessions: 3 to 30 minutes

If you have never tried meditating on your own, one of these apps are an amazing place to start.  Have you tried them, or do you use another meditation app? Let us know what you think and what you would recommend to others.  Now, I am off to meditate…

{Editor’s Note: This post is not sponsored by or affiliated with any of the brands or businesses mentioned in this post.}
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Krystal Gordon

Krystal Gordon, creator of self-care program Love Nourish Be and global ambassador for the Body Image Movement, is extremely passionate about empowering women to be their most amazing, authentic selves using an honest, holistic and heart-centred approach to wellness. After a lifetime of being at war with her body, this busy Mama transformed her life (and health) through self-love, acceptance and vulnerability, and along the way discovered her true purpose of inspiring other women to do the same.

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