Life is full of unexpected turns. When faced with difficult situations, wether it’s anxiety, sadness, grief, or dealing with the current situation of Covid-19, it can be disorienting. You may feel as though the ground beneath you is about to break away. There are many reasons to meditate and practice mindfulness. One is to decrease stress and anxiety or to increase focus and productivity.
Humans naturally strive to understand their existence and meditation is a way to increase self-awareness and gain clarity about why we are here and what our missions, values and goals are.
It can even help you to save money. A study from the Center for Health Systems Analysis found that those who practice meditation spent 11% less on health care after one year and 28% less after having practiced for five years.
Here are some apps we picked and love for maintaining mindfulness throughout your day! Take a deep breath! Namaste!
HEADSPACE – former monk Andy Puddicombe and his team, teach you the basics of the practice for free and then serve up different daily content for under 6 Dollar ( approx. 5 Euros ) a month.
UNPLUG MEDITATION – L.A. based meditation studio owned by former fashion editor Suze Yalof Schwartz. All studio classes are being live-streamed and on-demand while their physical studios are closed due to Covid-19!
INSIGHT TIMER – this app has fantastic options for anyone interested in getting started with meditation and for those who have a consistent practice.
THE HEARTWORKERS – ground and ease into the day after you wake up or anytime you need a few minutes to reconnect and self soothe with these ten minutes guided meditation by French pals Élodie and Aurelie. Now available on Youtube.
CALM – a meditation and relaxation aid to help users sleep better, boost confidence, and reduce stress and anxiety.