Best Meditation Apps to Try for Inner Peace in 2017

For ages, meditation is a practice the great and common follow for inner peace. The practice of mindful breathing and consciously calming one’s nervous system is getting widely famous as Zen meditation. In the 21st century, where each and everything is just a swipe away on our smartphones, its negative effect is the amplification in our daily stress levels. One of the best ways to begin or end your day on a peaceful note is to log off your e-mail, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media notifications. Instead, start or close off your day by signing into one of the best meditation apps from below that will help you relieve from the hectic waking hours.

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5 of the Best Meditation Apps in 2017

Headspace

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Rating- 4.7 on Android Store and 4+ Apple Store

No. of Downloads- 1,000,000 – 5,000,000 (On Android)

This is your go-to app if you are a newbie learning meditation. It has ten 10-minute routines for beginners called Take 10. This helps you understand and get a hold of things. Do you want to keep a track of your progress as well as your friends? Headspace gives you an option of a buddy system wherein you guys can help each other to keep up. You also get a personal progress page and rewards for continuous practice.

There are other exercises that you can purchase within the app once you complete the Take 10 schedule.

Insight Timer

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Rating- 4.6 on Android Store and 4+ Apple Store

No. of Downloads- 1,000,000 – 5,000,000 (On Android)

Over 4,500 guided meditation routines, curated from over 1,000 practitioners featuring almost 750 meditation tracks. You know which app to select when you are a fan of variety and when you want to try out different things. Even more, do you want a customized session? Then this app also offers a customization options for backgrounds and intervals.

The Mindfulness App

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Ratings- 4.2 on Android Store and 4+ on Apple Store

No of Downloads- 100,000 – 500,000 (On Android)

The best thing making this one of the best meditation apps is that it offers a feature of health integration. So you can carry on your meditation and also keep a track on your health. Not just this, it also offers meditation routines personalized for you, timers for your routines, and meditation reminders.

Another bonus factor of the mindfulness app is that it offers a guided meditation practice for five days. You are getting a meditation routine along with guidance and that too, for free! What more does anyone need for a peaceful meditation routine, right?

Calm

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Picture Credits- Apple Store

Ratings- 4.6 on Android Store and 4+ Apple Store

No of Downloads- 1,000,000 – 5,000,000 (On Android)

As the name suggests, this app aims to calm and soothe down your system for a more peaceful experience. It has a wide variety of guided meditation routines ranging from 3 to 25-minute meditation sessions. The app also offers something more than just meditation practices. It includes features like-

  • Sleep stories
  • Meditations that aren’t guided (this is for all the pros out there!)
  • Breathing exercises
  • Soothing and calming sleep sounds (oh sleep, we love you!)

For those who want to squeeze in a meditation routine in their hectic schedules, Calm offers a feature called Daily Calm. You can inculcate this 10-minute routine into your busy schedule either at the beginning or at the end of your day.

These are the best meditation apps to choose from in 2017 for a peaceful meditation practice. Also, the best part is that these are free meditation apps. Do not pay any money to calm down your mind, body and soul. Just download it, log in and there you go… Towards a more peaceful routine!

Christy Gren
Christy Gren is an Industry Specialist Reporter at Industry Leaders Magazine she enjoys writing about Unicorns, Silicon Valley, Startups, Business Leaders and Innovators. Her articles provide an insight about the Power Players in the field of Technology, Auto, Manufacturing, and F&B.

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