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5 top meditation apps
As Ramadan is nearing, meditation could act as a precursor to remain calm and collected all throughout and not lose our sanity for something as trivial as, say rickshaw fares. These are the top five meditation apps for your Android and iPhone smartphones.
Headspace – A British app endorsed by Emma Watson, the spoken-word exercises are designed to be used for around 10 minutes a day, starting with a 10-session pack that comes free with the initial download. Unfortunately, you have to pay monthly subscriptions if you want to proceed with further packs.
Calm – A seven-day course of guided-meditation exercises, this one also needs to pay after the trial period finishes. Once you pay, the available sessions include a 21-day program for general wellbeing, and a week-long series focusing on helping you get better sleep. There are also individual sessions lasting between two and 20 minutes, and “unguided” sessions using music and nature sounds.
Buddhify – Paying up first, with no further charges, its meditation sessions are organised by theme according to what you’re up to: from waking up, taking a work break or waiting around through to feeling stressed, dealing with difficult emotions and struggling to get to sleep. There are more than 80 tracks to explore, so you should find a fair few that suit you.
The Mindfulness App – This offers a decent catalogue of meditation tracks with and without narrators, ranging from three to 30 minutes in length. Similar to Headspace and Calm, there is an introductory series to get you up and running, with a number of other meditations included in the download price.
Smiling Mind – Designed for the youth, its programmes are divided by age groups, for those struggling with their emotions.
– The Guardian