Which Meditation Apps are the Best?

August 22, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts
Post Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Meditation and mindfulness have been scientifically shown to reduce stress, overwhelm and anxiety. There are a lot of different meditation apps out there, so I decided to give you my take on some of the most popular ones to help you decide which one you might want to try.

Headspace

Headspace has a very clean, quality feel. It’s one of the most popular meditation apps. It has clever animations to teach you about meditation. It looks nice and is easy to use and you can choose between a male or female voice. Making an account gives you access to 10 free sessions and after that you can decide if you want to subscribe or just continue repeating the free sessions.

 Calm

This is another highly popular meditation app. It has a lot of variety and several free meditations. It has a pleasant and comforting feel. There’s the option to have background music with your meditations (a feature that Headspace lacks). I love that this app also has a website version as well.

 Insight Timer

This app probably has the most free meditations but the quality, voices used and topics vary widely. You can filter your meditations for things like duration, secular topics, spiritual topics, background music or no background music and so on – but the filters don’t always work as expected.

 Smiling Mind

This is my go-to app for kids. It’s used a lot in schools in the UK. You can pick the meditation based on the age of the child. The instructor explains the meditation in a way that kids will understand. It’s full of free meditations.

 Buddhify

This app allows you to pick different meditations for different situations (e.g. when you’re angry, when you’re waiting around etc.). You can get it for a small fee.

Meditation and Relaxation (By Fitness 22)

This app reminds me a lot of Headspace. It’s very clean looking and straightforward. It has a fair amount of free meditations and it has the option for background music.

The best mediation app for you will depend on your personal preferences. Try some of these out for yourself and see which one is the best fit for you. If you’re ready to dig deeper and take the next step towards reducing your stress and anxiety, click HERE to learn more about my 8 Week Anxiety Program.

(Disclaimer: I do not officially endorse anything mentioned on this page. These are just some of my favourite resources that I wanted to share with you. I don’t receive any personal gain by recommending these resources.)

Dr. Samantha Dass is currently a naturopathic doctor working at Holland Landing Health Centre in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, which services Holland Landing, Newmarket, Aurora, Keswick and Bradford areas. If you are interested in naturopathic services please contact Holland Landing Health Centre at 905-853-7900 or via e-mail at [email protected]