Membership meditation apps offer meditators an easy intro to meditation, guided meditations, and basic instruction.
Meditation apps can help take the guesswork out of meditating. No longer do beginner, intermediate, and advanced meditators need to spend hundreds of dollars on classes or dozens of hours reading books. These apps can get you relaxed in 10 minutes or less. Other benefits of meditation apps include:
While the market is saturated with meditation apps these days, we find the following apps to offer the best guided instruction:
True to its name, Calm helps users relax, slow their breathing and heart rates, and unplug for a few minutes. This app offers a few basic classes and some general meditation instruction. If you want to get more in-depth instruction, you’ll need to sign up for the paid subscription to access in-depth classes.
Price: Starting at $9.99/month
Headspace is a data-driven approach to meditation. Users can access instructional audio files, videos, and articles to help them understand the benefits of meditation — all while learning the basics of mindfulness practices.
Price: Headspace’s premium plan starts at $12.99 a month.
While some meditation apps are all about helping users prevent mental pitfalls, Breethe is all about helping meditators return quickly to their baselines following a stressor. Download this app if you want to relax during and after stressful situations.
Price: $9.99 a month/$58.99 a year/$399.99 for a lifetime premium subscription.
Designed by master meditator Sam Smith, Waking Up takes users on a guided meditation journey each day.
Not only does this app teach you basic meditation skills, but it also helps meditators understand the inner workings of their minds.
Price: $14.99 a month/$119.99 a year.