Iphone Apps

  1. Mind – Meditation Timer – Free

If you want to start meditating, you need a timer. And staring at a clock is challenging even for the strongest sitters. So, I recommend getting an app to time your sessions.

Of course, there are tons of meditation timers out there. But I love Mind because of its super minimal design.

You move the rainbow colored counter to whatever time you want. Then you tap the button. You hear a little gear cranking sound and small text appears that tells you to relax and focus on your breath.

The lines slowly move to the right giving you a sense of time passing without the mind numbing quality of digital numbers counting down. When the time has expired, a nice soft chime rings 3 times.

[App and write up suggested in Mind Fit Move]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2. Lotus Bud Mindfulness Bell – Free

A screenshot of the Lotus Bud mindfulness bell app one of the best mindfulness apps on the iphone

A mindfulness bell is a bell that rings periodically to remind you to be present. I have used them off an on for years. They serve as a great cue to stop and take a breath.

I’ve tried out a few apps with lots of complicated steps, but this app is super simple. You turn it on and set when you want the bells to stop. Then through out your day a bell will ring to remind you to stop and take a few breaths.

The only downside is you have to remember to start it every morning, but that itself can become a good mindfulness practice. Though I’m not in love with this app, I haven’t found anything better. And remembering to practice is one of the biggest challenges there are.

 

[App and write up suggested in Mind Fit Move]

3. The Mindfulness App–Learn more here


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Do you want to find more balance in today’s increasingly stressful existence? Do you think that meditation seems difficult? Try the Mindfulness App.  The Mindfulness App is a tool for increasing your awareness in life. It helps you with the most difficult aspect of Mindfulness practice – namely to remember to be mindful.  

 

4. Headspace–Learn more here

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Here at Headspace we’re on a mission to get as many people in the world as possible to take 10 minutes out of their day, to practice a simple and easy-to-learn meditation technique.  And if you like the way it makes you feel, then we’d love to show you how to make that a life-long skill.

This is meditation for modern life – simple, scientifically-proven techniques, that you can use every day to experience a healthier and happier mind.

 

5. Buddhify–learn more here


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The urban meditation app for modern life. Featured in lifehacker, the Guardian, The Times (London) and named by the UK’s biggest selling newspaper The Sun as the #1 Health app for busy city workers!

Practical, playful and beautifully-designed, buddhify increases your wellbeing by teaching you mindfulness-based meditation on the go. So whether you’re walking, on the train, at the gym or at home, buddhify trains your mind in a way that works for you.

 


6. Smiling MInd— iPhone / Android

Free

 

Smiling Mind is modern meditation for young people. It’s a simple tool that gives a sense of calm, clarity and contentment.

Smiling Mind is a unique web and App-based program developed by a team of psychologists with expertise in youth and adolescent therapy, Mindfulness Meditation and web-based wellness programs. Smiling Mind is a free tool that will assist in improving the lives of young people, and is available online or as a smartphone App.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.  Walking Meditation— Iphone / Android

 

 $1.99


Recommended by the HUFFINGTON POST. Enjoy the benefits of meditation as you walk with the Meditation Oasis® Walking Meditations app. Walking meditation can be just as profound as sitting meditation. It brings the meditative experience into daily activity. 


Walking meditation is perfect for those who have trouble sitting still to meditate. For those who enjoy sitting meditations, walking meditation brings a new dimension, helping to bring meditation into every moment of the day.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Track Your Happiness – Free

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Track Your Happiness is a scientific research project that investigates what makes life worth living.

Using this app, you’ll be able to track your happiness and find out what factors — for you personally — are associated with greater happiness. You’ll also contribute to our scientific understanding of happiness.

 

 

 

 


 

9. Mind the Bump – iPhone /Android

Smiling Mind and beyondblue have teamed up to create a Mindfulness Meditation tool to help individuals and couples mentally and emotionally prepare for having a baby and becoming a new parent. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Breath to relax – IPhone — Android version

Free!

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Breathful – Free

 

 

Breathful is the key to effective mindfulness training.

Determine whether your mindfulness practice is really paying off by actively tracking each session with Breathful! 

 

Breathful is a useful tool that allows users to engage in ten-minute “sessions” of mindfulness practice. The user gets to actively monitor each session by attaching a number of “distractions” as the session progresses. After the session ends, it is then archived by date and time in the apps session log, along with the number of distractions encountered.

If the user sees their average number of distractions dropping, they will know that the method they’re using for practicing mindfulness is an effective one.

 

 

 

 

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