If you have ever tried to meditate before, you know that it is not always easy. But there are some apps out there that can help make it easier for you by providing guided meditations, tips and techniques and even programs to help you get started.
Here are some tips for finding a meditation app that works for you:
- Try free apps first. You don’t have to pay a lot of money for an app in order to get the benefits of meditation. There are many free apps available that will help you learn how to meditate and provide guided meditations and other tools to help with your practice.
- Look for reviews from people who have used the app before. Many people will leave reviews on websites like Amazon and iTunes, so look there to see if anyone has left a review on an app that interests you. If they say it was good or bad, this can give you some insight into whether or not it’s a good fit for your needs.
- Figure out what type of meditation resonates with you. There are many different types of meditation such as mindfulness, mantra and breath awareness — each with its own benefits and focus points — so it’s important to know what type appeals to you before committing to an app. For instance, if you want stress relief or better sleep, consider using a guided meditation app that incorporates mindfulness techniques. If you’re looking for more focus at work or school, try one that incorporates breathing exercises or mantras (short phrases repeated silently).
- Consider how much time per day you can devote to meditating. Some apps require daily use while others only require weekly use, while others involve daily use — this is something that can feel a bit overwhelming for some. Try to figure out a schedule that works for you and find an app based on that.