We tested the best meditation apps so you don’t have to

We all know that meditation (or even just breathing more deeply) can have a massive positive impact on our wellbeing, right?

However, we also know that squeezing it in between work AND play AND bettering ourselves AND our daily walk can feel impossible. That’s where these brilliant guided meditation apps come in: They keep things quick and simple, but oh-so-impactful.

 

Headspace: Perfect for creating a habit 

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You’ve probably heard of Headspace before. And for good reason! It takes meditation back to the basics, with short and super easy practices that you can seamlessly fit into any routine.

From one minute body scans to 30-minute sessions, each one tells you exactly what to do step-by-step. You can even set reminders to practice, since your to-do list can sometimes (read: often) get in the way.

Price: 7-day free trial and £9.99 a month thereafter 

 

Calm: Perfect for helping you sleep more soundly 

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Like a meditation retreat in an app, Calm is all about complete relaxation, making it perfect for use before sleep.

Its soothing user experience and blend of nature sounds and calming music makes it easy to tap into a moment of mindfulness. It also has the added bedtime bonus of relaxing stories narrated by celebs.

Because who doesn’t want a nighttime tale read to them by Harry Styles?!

Price: 7-day free trial and £28.99 a year thereafter 

 

Insight Timer: Perfect for those that want to learn the nitty gritty 

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This app is a great option if you’re not wanting to spend money on a subscription as, in our experience, their library of free guided meditations is more than enough to create a fulfilling and complete practice.

For beginners, they offer a 7-day course that will teach you all you need to know about how to meditate.

Plus, you can upgrade to a paid membership for in-depth courses and offline sessions so that you can pause for a moment of calm whenever, wherever.

Price: Free memberships and paid memberships available at £43.35 a year.

 

Want an extra boost of wellness with your next meditation sesh? Whichever of these apps you choose, try doing a practice whilst in the bath. Sprinkle in our Breathe In Bath Salts for a truly zenned out experience from start to finish.

 

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