If you feel you want some guidance in starting your meditation journey, or if you are already a regular meditator and looking to develop your practice, these apps may help you.
I have used some of these apps myself, some I use on a regular basis but I am listing these here because these are free apps and have been recommended by Mindful.
1. Insight Timer is my go-to resource for meditation. It has a huge library - over 80,000 free guided meditations.
2. Smiling Mind has hundreds of meditations, they are organized into structured programs like Mindful Foundations, Sleep, Digital Detox, and Stress Management. Most meditations are in the five- to fifteen-minute range, with a few practices up to 45 minutes for advanced meditators. 3. UCLA Mindful has been developed by the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). This app features meditations in English and Spanish. You can learn to focus on your breath, your body, or sounds; work with difficult emotions; and cultivate loving-kindness in sessions ranging from 3 to 19 minutes long.
4. Healthy Minds Program is organised into four pillars: Awareness, Connection, Insight, and Purpose. You have a choice of either a Sitting or Active type of practice. Active practices include guidance for being mindful while you exercise, or during your commute—and you can customise the length of time (five minutes to 30 minutes).