10 Apps for Meditation That Really Work

We are fortunate in this technological age to have meditation apps for the millions of people who want help with their mental health and well-being.

Developers have creatively designed meditation apps that put tools at our fingertips to help with mood and to give us peace of mind.

Keep reading to learn about ten of my favorite meditation and mindfulness apps and what they do!

1. Happify Meditation App

“How you feel matters!”

Whether you’re sad, anxious, or stressed, Happify offers practical tools and programs to help you take control of your feelings and thoughts.

“Our proven techniques are developed by leading scientists and experts who’ve been studying evidence-based interventions in positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy for decades.”

2. Headspace

“For thousands of years, meditators have claimed many benefits for their practice.

Our experience, and that of Headspace members, suggests that regular mindfulness practice through meditation is an effective treatment for stress, worry, lack of focus, relationship problems, addictions, and more.

It leads to peace of mind and wellbeing, greater focus and creativity, and better relationships.”

3. 3-Minute Mindfulness

1. Equal Breathing: Simply breathe in and breathe out.

It’s perfect for focusing on your breathing and bringing you into the moment.

2. Square Breathing: This popular breathing technique helps clear and focus your mind.

The benefits include feeling calmer, relieving tension, and restoring control over your mind!

3. 4-7-8 breathing: Another super popular breathing technique is described as a natural tranquilizer.

If you struggle to sleep, this is the exercise you need.

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4. Custom Breathing: If the breathing exercises supplied just aren’t enough for you, you can create your own!

4. Buddhify

Buddhify is the meditation app for your modern life.

Practical, playful, and beautifully designed, Buddhify 2 increases your well-being by teaching you mindfulness-based meditation on the go.

With over 11 hours of custom meditations for 15 different parts of your day, including traveling, being online, taking a work break, and going to sleep, Buddhify 2 gives you a simple but effective way to bring more mindfulness and calm to your busy day.

5. 28-Day Meditation

“The natural way of meditation is not to know many things but to forget everything. Then you will know everything.” — Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati

This challenge is a simple and effective daily practice.

It will teach you the principles of meditation and grow your personal practice day by day.

Each practice outline is unique and teaches a different lesson.

Throughout the 28 days, your practice will grow and evolve, resulting in a calmer, peaceful self.

6. Stress-Free Life

Put on your headphones and drift into deep physical and emotional relaxation.

This application is a guided meditation that helps you unwind and beat stress.

7. The Light Space

The Light Space introduces an impactful motivational video collection online.

The company is sharing creatively crafted videos based on themes like Meditation, depression, happiness, motivation, spirituality, and more.

According to the company, they are targeting to develop the overall personality of the viewers and eliminate the negative vibes from their lives.

8. Infinite Storm

Best Free Storm Simulator.

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While it may not exactly be a meditation app, Infinite Storm gives you a constant storm to help you sleep, study, relax, or provide you a way to hide your tinnitus and let you rest!

Adjustable settings to add different sounds to your storm, like thunder or even birds!

Also perfect for the dock or next to your bed!

Comes with a date display on the screen.

The audio also works when locked or the app is closed!

You can also control the volume of the storm so it doesn’t overpower your music.

9. Brainwaves

Benefits of Brainwaves:

– Total relaxation of the entire body from head to toe
– Reduce Anxiety or Relieve Stress
– Feeling of sedation
– Enhance cognitive ability
– Increase ability to meditate deeply
– Explore the spiritual side of life
– Place you in a state of hypnosis
– Treat ADHD and personality disorders
– Heighten your mood
– Ease the symptoms of depression
– Beat insomnia and sleep like a baby

And a lot more is waiting for you to explore.

10. White Noise and Deep Sleep Meditation Apps

Even when you’re asleep, your brain constantly scans and listens for sounds.

If it’s too quiet, unwanted noise, such as a faucet drip or police siren, can interrupt your sleep.

“White Noise generates sounds over a wide range of frequencies, masking those noise interruptions, so you can not only fall asleep but stay asleep.”

Many of these are free or are only a few dollars.

It is worth the investment in meditation, relaxation, and quality sleep they can help provide.

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Many offer free trials, so you can test them before buying.

Which apps for meditation do you use?

Have you ever tried a meditation app for relaxation and calm?

Did you find it helpful or a waste of time?

Which app for meditation is your favorite?

Tell us about your experience in the comment section!

Dr. Nicole Martinez is your Everyday Powerhouse of Mental Health Expertise. Dr. Nicole Martinez is a licensed therapist, researcher, and author. Her research has appeared in major media outlets life The Huff Post. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Everyday Power, empowering your journey towards emotional well-being. Expertise you can trust: Doctorate and Master's from Illinois School of Professional Psychology with pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. Extensive clinical experience with adolescents and adults: Individual, family, and group therapy across various issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and more. Integrative and personalized approach: Blending Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with holistic methods for optimal mental and physical health. Champion of collaboration: Building strong partnerships with clients to design treatment plans and priorities together. Recognized researcher and presenter: Award-winning research on infants exposed to tobacco in utero, presented at professional conferences. Dr. Martinez is your Everyday Power guide to thriving beyond challenges and embracing holistic well-being. Let her expertise, empathy, and collaborative spirit empower your journey. Find any of her 8 books at amazon.com under Nikki Martinez or Nicole Martinez in "books."