9 Best Meditation Apps for Android and iPhone

Learning how to meditate at home or on the go is much easier now than it used to be. With the development of mobile apps has come numerous opportunities to download guided meditations in many forms to practice meditation wherever you are.

These are the top motivation mobile apps for Android and iOS that will help you start, continue and enjoy meditation, even if you never thought meditating was something you wanted to try out for yourself. Each offers different features that might appeal to different people, so try and find the one that you feel will be the most effective for your needs and lifestyle.

1. Buddhify (Android and iPhone)

Buddhify

Buddhify is a one time purchase (no in app purchases or upgrades necessary) that offers nearly 100 guided meditations to help you begin to live a calmer, more peaceful life. Meditations can be chosen depending on where you are and what you need, whether you are at work or at home or on the go. This app also helps track your progress to give you motivation and an incentive to keep up your meditation practices as often as you want.

2. The Mindfulness App (Android and iPhone)

Mindfulness App

This meditation app offers 16 different guided meditations focused on areas such as breathing, sitting, walking and more. You can also find background information related to mindfulness and meditation if you are interested in learning more about the skills you are beginning to practice. The app also offers a meditation timer so you can keep track of the time you spend meditating within the app, as well as inspiring quotes, talks and tips to keep you motivated even when you are not actively in the process of meditating.

3. Omvana (Android and iPhone)

Omvana

Everyone uses meditation for different reasons, which is why this app is designed for everyone, no matter who you are and what you are looking to get out of any form of mindfulness. Omvana isn’t just your typical meditation app. You can also use it to help you focus or help you to find inspiration when you are feeling down or unmotivated to keep moving forward. You can use Omvana’s meditation tracks for anything you might need, everything from calming yourself down to helping you to fall asleep at night when you just can’t seem to get comfortable.

4. Smiling Mind (Android and iPhone)

Smiling Mind

Are you young and already feeling burned out and exhausted? This might be the perfect meditation app for you. Smiling Mind is an app designed for younger people who are looking to establish balance in their hectic, often times stressful and unpredictable lives. The program is useful for even children as young as seven. Programs are available for educational settings as well as athletic and corporate settings as well. Exercises are structured to help users establish a sense of calmness and contentment in order to more effectively, and happily, move through the world around them.

5. Relax Melodies (Android and iPhone)

Relax Melodies

Relax Melodies is an app you can use for relaxation purposes if you have trouble sleeping or want to learn how to remain more calm throughout a stressful or overwhelming time in your life. The app offers guided meditations that will help you unwind and can even improve your sleep patters if that is something you struggle with. Search the app’s nearly 50 available guided meditations by subject depending on the areas you feel meditation and relaxation techniques will help you the most.

6. Calm (Android and iPhone)

Calm App

This is a great app for beginners, people who have decided they want to try meditation for the first time but are not sure where to start. Users can start small and slow and work their way up. The Calm app offers a variety of different techniques and guided programs to help you get started with meditation. You can engaged in both timed and open-ended (untimed) meditations. Its programs include a seven or 21 day basic meditation approach, meditation for anxiety, meditation for stress relief, meditation for happiness and many more. In whatever way you need meditation to work for you, you will be able to find a program for it here.

7. Meditation Experience (Android and iPhone)

Meditation Experience

Have you ever struggled to exercise because you just can’t seem to find an activity or program that you actually look forward to? Meditation can work the same way: as much as we want to start and keep engaging, it isn’t always the most enjoyable experience … but it can be. Oprah & Deepak’s 21 Day Meditation Experience is focused primarily on helping people enjoy meditation. This free app offers free guided meditations and programs that help users discover what kinds of meditations work best for them. It even includes a journaling feature for those who want to try keeping a meditation journal during the three week program.

8. Headspace (Android and iPhone)

Headspace App

Meditation is not complicated, but newcomers often feel that way in the very beginning. When first learning how to meditate, something many beginners come into meditation unsure they can accomplish, it is important to start slow and take small steps toward meditating regularly. That is the spotlight feature of the Headspace app. Users are taught how to meditate by practicing for only 10 minutes each day, which helps ease them into the new practice without taking up large intervals of time throughout the day.

9. Take a Break! (Android and iPhone)

Take A Break

Something that stops many people from trying meditation for the first time is that they do not believe they can fit it into their schedule. Meditation does not have to last long, which is what makes this app helpful and unique. Designed for busy people who only have short breaks throughout the day in which to take a deep breath, this app offers short seven and 13 minute guided meditation sessions for those who want to relax and be calm as quickly and effectively as possible.

Meditation may seem complicated and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Download these apps and see which ones you benefit from the most.