Originally published on 22 Oct 2015, Updated on 28 April 2018.
Meditation helps to calm the mind. We all seem to be stressed and anxious and meditation offers some calm. The most common question when it comes to meditation is “How do I do it” and “Am I doing it right”. There is no wrong or right way. All that matters is sitting quietly for a few minutes every other day and observing your breath. And in a world we are more stressed than ever before, meditation can be a welcomed tool to ease anxiety.
Here are 4 apps that will teach you how to meditate for free
I used to switch between Calm and Headspace, but for the last few months, I have only been using Headspace. The free version gives you 10 sessions which I repeat. Calm is great (especially the Sleep Stories) but it does come at a cost. Give the 7-day free trial a go to decide if it worth investing in. All of the apps below have paid for versions but take the trials first before signing up. For most, you’ll find the free versions are perfect. Master meditating at least three times a week before spending money.
The singles library has a meditation for when you’re about to have a mini meltdown as well as an on-the-go meditation, which helps you clear your mind in a hurry. I use these if I’m having a bad day at work (seriously you can do these while in a bathroom cubicle in less than two minutes!)
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