New meditation applications are abundant. These apps claim to help somebody with relaxation, stress relief, and TMJ Treatment. Insight Timer is available for both iis OS and Android and has a huge library of content with 2,600 teachers on stress management, relationships, creativity and more, that you can access. The home screen will tell you how many meditations are going on today and how many people are meditating right now. Insight Timer has more than 5 million people meditating attracted to it. You can set your location to see the meditators near by. You can find a teacher you like such as Jack Kornfield or you can set up a quieter meditation without narration to meditate around intermittent bells or chimes.
The Headspace application available for iOS makes meditation and sleep possible with hundreds of themed meditation on everything from stress and sleep to focus or anxiety. There are bite-sized meditations for busy schedules. There are even SOS meditations to prevent meltdowns. Daily meditation is shown to heal stress by making the meditator settle down to breath. Mindfulness meditation helps improve focus, as well as attention spans, with an ability to ignore distractions.
The app Stop, Breathe and Think available for iOS and Android has a section called Learn to Meditate that actually explains the process of meditation and its benefits. Each day you have to check in with yourself to rate your mind and body on a scale of “rough” to “great.” This application helps people who need to understand why they are meditating in order to see how the meditation process will benefit them in the long run. This application has short meditations that run to 15 minutes. In our hectic lifestyle, people only have so much time to earn the cute stickers this application lets the user collect.
The Calm application is able to be used with iOS and Android, for free but has a $59.99 annual subscription, which is worth it. The Calm application is rated app of the year in 2017 by Apple only because the meditations are 25 in total with times ranging from a 3-minute meditation to a half an hour sit. For nighttime relaxation, there are seven free sleep stories for adults. The average American adult gets around 7 hours sleep if they work full time. This is why there needs to be such thing as work-life balance.
An application called 10% Happier is available for iOS and Android with a $99.99 annual fee. This app is a meditation for fidgety skeptics, which is a no nonsense, or metaphysical anything way of relating to the concept of meditation. Dan Harris, an anchor who had a panic attack on the air, which is what made him look at meditation, will be your tour guide using this application. Some meditation applications require more experience than others, as some applications are designed with newcomers in mind. Skeptics are welcome to try the applications to see if they come away with new knowledge on how to meditate.