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5 Best Meditation Apps for Mindfulness

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If you are looking to become a better version of yourself, then you've come to right place. At Plant The Seed we are dedicated to providing you with the rights tools to become a healthier, happier version of you. Better sleep, less anxiety, more focus are just some of the benefits our CBD oil can provide, but when combined with meditation and mindfulness, you are on the right path to improved physical and mental well-being. 

Your journey to meditation will be individual to you, and there is no shortage of apps out there offering you both free and subscription options. But like everything, it can be overwhelming, that is why we are here to break down the best five meditation apps to help you be more mindful.

So, without further adue..let's get into it!

1) Headspace

Now, we don't mean to make you suck eggs, but you've probably heard about Headspace, one of our favourite meditation apps. With a catalogue of sessions and a super easy to use interface, this app is a great go-to if you don't know where to begin. 

Not only is Headspace's app super easy to use, they also have a website full of FREE articles, stories, tips and more. So you can be sure to find the right guided meditation and information for just about any mood or goal. 

The app offers:

  • Sleep stories, sounds and music
  • Guided meditations
  • Mood-boosting mindful workouts
  • Focus music to help you get in the zone

Get it: £9.99/month or £49.99/year, iOS and Google Play

Headspace offer a 14 day free trial so you play around and get to know the app and if it's right for you. 

2) Calm

Another well known name in the meditation app world is Calm, a highly rated, all-round guided meditation app suitable for beginners and pros alike. Like Headspace, Calm offers a free trial period, so why not try both and see which is right for you?

Calm's app is recognised for it's nature sounds and music, sleep stories, timers and narrations (featuring some celebrities!), great for those, well, looking to remain calm..! The app offers a wealth of meditation practices, sleep stories and exercises, so you'll be sure to find something for you.

Get it: £28.99/year or £299.99 one time only fee, iOS and Google Play

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3) Insight Timer

Third on our list of apps, is Insight Timer. This app has over 80,000 free guided meditations on various different topics such as stress, relationships, healing, sleep, creativity and much more. 

With a community feel, Insight Timer is a great way to feel connected with like minded individuals across the world. At the end of each meditation you are able to see how many others were 'meditating' with you and can even see nearby meditators and the tracks they've been listening too.

Whatever way you like to meditate, Insight Timer will sure have a variety of guides and sounds to suit you. If you really enjoy the app, they offer a paid membership with a 30 day free trial where you are able to download and listen to meditations offline, have the ability to repeat, fast forward and rewind, and get access to courses with a variety of well-known teachers.

Get it£28.99/year or £299.99 one time only fee, iOS and Google Play

4) GABA (Podcast)

GABA, which describes itself as 'next generation meditation that unfolds itself like a beautiful dream' is an experience like no other. Each episode contains a mixture of part story-telling, part-soundscape, focused on a different theme or idea.

GABA is hosted by Adam Martin, a poet, a podcaster and spiritual teacher. GABA combines the use of meditation, art, storytelling and the wisdom of diverse teachers, that takes you on an emotional journey through each episode.

If perhaps traditional meditation doesn't work for you, then GABA which is available on Spotify, Apple, Acast and Google Podcasts, could be a great alternative to mindfulness and well-being. A beautiful, and intoxicating listen.

Listen: Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple

5) MyLife

MyLife meditation is an app designed to help you create a tailored solution to mindfulness, based on how you're feeling right now. The app has been created to provide you with activities based on your feelings, whether your anxious, tired, hopeful, angry, the app is able to provide the right solution for you.

With over 400+ activities on the app, from meditation, breathing, yoga and guided journaling, MyLife is recognised for it's simplicity. With emotional check-in's before and after each activity you can keep track of how each meditation impacts you and see your progress over time. A great way to see if meditation is helping you and recognise how you've been improving. 

Get it: From $9.99 a month: Apple, Google Play

We hope you enjoyed reading our post about our top meditation apps. Remember, mindfulness is a journey and not a destination. Finding what works for you takes time and practice. Let us know what you enjoy in the comments below and head over to our socials for more stress and anxiety relief tips!

 

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