10 Best Meditation, Relaxation & Mindfulness Apps

Here you will know about the best meditation, relaxation, & mindfulness apps. You only need a few minutes a day, some helmets to isolate yourself from the world around you.

10 Best Meditation, Relaxation & Mindfulness Apps

Finding yourself, releasing stress, fighting anxiety, overcoming depression ... There are many reasons why we may end up discovering meditation, relaxation techniques, applications to practice yoga at home or the recently popular mindfulness.

While many people go for something more energetic like Pilates apps, not everyone needs that kind of activity.  It can be of great help when it comes to achieving a state of relaxation.

There are lots of guided meditation, mindfulness apps to be happy that work very well as a complement or starter.

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The 10 Best Apps for mindfulness and meditation.

Meditation and mindfulness are very good for all kinds of people. Take a look at the best of this year:

1. Calm App

The field of meditation apps is very wide, and sometimes we can't cope with recommending one or the other. 

We have tested the ones on this list and we can guarantee that all of them, in one way or another, help improve our quality of life. 

This app is available for free meditation and relaxation on your Android and iPhone. You only need a few minutes a day, some helmets to isolate yourself from the world around you and that's it. With this application you can:

Calm anxiety and stress.

  • Sleep soundly (ideal for insomniacs).
  • Increase your self-esteem and happiness from day to day.
  • Learn not to prejudge people and to forgive.
  • Reassure the little ones in the house.
  • Improve at work or in the family.

There are different relaxation programs, some for beginners, and others for more advanced users. Some are 10 minutes and others range from 7 to 21 days. To achieve a better mood, the Calm app offers us:

  • Relaxing sounds.
  • Exercises to learn to breathe well.
  • Guided and unguided meditation (free).
  • Stories to go to bed.

2. Headspace

If you are looking for a good guided meditation app for beginners (and not so beginners), Headspace is one of the best that exists today. 

Specifically, this application is based on achieving mindfulness through guided meditation.

In its free version, it includes basic tips for a happier and healthier life through 10 basic meditations for 10 days. 

The creator of this app is Andy Puddicombe (an English Buddhist monk), and he has developed the app with today's modern, busy life in mind. 

Headspace is available in English, Spanish well. the monthly fee to expand knowledge is 9 euros per month or between 7 and 9 euros per new pack.

Available on Android and iOS

3. The Mindfulness App

"Mindfulness" is one of the best free mindfulness apps in Spanish on Google Play and the App Store. With this application, you can escape from problems and achieve a calm and relaxed state of mind, and, therefore, healthier. 

It works for both beginner and advanced levels, and you will find the following:

  • An introductory guide to mindfulness: what it is and how it works.
  • Guided or silent meditations between 3 minutes and half an hour (timed).
  • Notifications so you don't forget to take a break.
  • Data and information on your evolution, to see how you improve.

This app will come on the Android and iOS version: 

  • 200 different guided meditations.
  • 25 very interesting courses from influential people in this field.
  • Possibility of listening to the lessons and exercises

4. Sam App

Among the applications to combat anxiety, SamApp is one of the best. Its acronym, SAM, comes from " Self-help Anxiety Management ", or what has been " Self-help and Anxiety Management ".

We like it for several reasons:

  • It is an app to calm anxiety that has been developed by psychologists and scientists.
  • It has a lot of resources that will help us fight this psychological problem and live better.
  • It has a kind of internal social network for SAM app users.
  • You can statistically track your improvement.

In short, a set of practical tools to overcome anxiety and social phobia that is going to be great. Available on Android and iOS.

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5. Zenfie

Sometimes we miss quality applications, especially if we talk about psychology, self-help, or related topics. We finish (for now) this list of apps for a quieter life with Zenfie.

Zenfie works, like previous ones, mindfulness through guided meditation exercises… You will be able to rest better, concentrate, overcome your nerves, relax ... in short, achieve your inner goals.

Free sessions are somewhat limited, and to access "good" content you have to pay. Behind her, we have the French psychologist Jean Doridot, an expert in personal development issues. Once we pay for the application, we find material of all kinds, such as:

  • Methods to rest better at night.
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Stop trying to control everything around you.
  • Guided or unguided meditations, with relaxing music.
  • Improved relationships with our friends, family, co-workers, or anyone.

Inside it has the “Zenfie Kids” version, designed so that children can calm down at night and start the day full of spirits.

It works only on Android.

6. Guided Mind Meditations

The most striking thing about this tool is that the meditations are guided by different voices.

For the rest, it offers more than 40 free sessions and other paid sessions both in English and Spanish in sessions of 5, 15 or 30 minutes, depending on the time available.

This app is available on Android and iOS.

7. Stop, Breathe & Think

With some 30 free sessions of around 11 minutes, the application helps to internalize the habits of mindfulness and control of our emotions through three actions:

Stop what we are doing to check what we think and how we feel; Breathe to create space between our thoughts and the reactions associated with them and, finally, detect how our inner peace expands.

Available on Android and iOS.

8. Buddhify

Perhaps the most popular and successful, although it is only in English and is not free but accessible, just 2.50 euros in a single payment.

The best part is that there are sessions available for a number of situations: waking up, eating, walking, etc.

Millions of people are already hooked on the color wheel that personalizes the session. Download this app from Android & iOS.

9. Aura: Mindfulness, Sleep, Meditation

Aura is the world's best mindfulness app. In this application, you get meditations for stress, anxiety, sleep, and more.

First, a questionnaire is completed that collects data such as age, stress level, degree of optimism, and interests, and then the application sends daily relaxation sessions that last 3 minutes and are adjusted to the user's personal profile.

There are 1000's of meditations, stories, coaching, sounds, and music for your mood making. The apps you can download from both Android and iOS.

10. Insight Timer

It has no more and no less than 15,000 free guided meditations, and it works like a great social network, with discussion groups where you can share your knowledge or follow the teachers you like the most, in addition to being available in several languages, Castilian among them.

The contents are distributed in different labels (Buddhism, focus or motivation, conscience, etc.) and their duration also varies. In addition, they have a guided course for those who are starting in this world.

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Available on: iTunes (iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch) and Android.