The word Meditation is derived from Latin word “Meditatio”, which means to concentrate, devise, contemplate etc. It helps to improve concentration, focus and make us more immune. It is utterly beneficial for a healthy life style.
Especially for people living in metropolitan cities, having a monotonous life-style, it is found that they are in extensive pressure and often frustrated. This can often lead to serious health problems.
One tip which I would like to give you: Make it a habit and start with 5 or 10 minutes of meditation daily. Initially it may be little hard for you to meditate as many thoughts will keep crossing your mind, I suggest you to let it pass by. Don’t try to force yourself to keep your mind blank, rather acknowledge all your thoughts and let it pass. Once you let them pass, you will be able to concentrate and meditate in the right way.
We believe that Technology drifts us away from meditating and getting relaxed, but if you use it the right way, technology can prove utterly beneficial for meditating too. Here we will take a look at Android and iPhone apps, which can help you in meditating, providing you inner peace of mind and soul:
1. Buddhist Meditation Trainer (Android and iPhone)
This Android meditation app presents you with 10 levels of meditation. When you first start, a soft sound indicates the start of meditation, with a quote on every screen and photo of Gautam Buddha. You can first read the quote and then concentrate and meditate either by closing your eyes or concentrate on the photo of Buddha.
2. OM Meditation (Android and iPhone)
This app aims at chanting the powerful OM (aum) mantras to relax the body by meditating. The word OM (AUM) is said to be the only sound one would hear being in deep meditation state. The best thing about this app is, it not only provides the option of just the OM chanting, but it provides other Vedic Mantras as well.
3. Dharma Meditation Trainer (Android)
Starting meditation is easy by tapping the app. As soon as it’s done, a timer starts with a screen displaying images of Lord Buddha and a quote. A pretty nice feature about this app is, it gives a reminder that it’s time to meditate in the notification panel.
4. HeadSpace (Android and iPhone)
It’s often difficult to meditate, right? But, this app would be surely useful for you. The co-founder of the app is a Buddhist Monk, who would teach his way to relax in just 10 minutes. The thing I like about this app is, unlike others, it strips down to the basics of meditating and would help you to meditate in a relaxed state of mind. Emma Watson is a great fan of this app and so do many others.
5. Meditation Helper (Android)
It is often difficult to stick to your goals in meditation. Meditation Helper is a handy app which can be used to set up custom timers each day for you to meditate. Once you achieve the goal set by you, it lets you know, which can motivate you a lot.
6. Relax Melodies (Android and iPhone)
Indeed a very good app which would teach anyone the art of power napping. Power naps can provide you with lot of energy and enthusiasm. It also offers a timer which user can adjust according to his needs. Along with this, the alarm feature is also provided to prevent anyone from going into deep sleep.
7. Room to Breathe Meditation (Android)
This app let’s you choose from a variety of music and guide you through a step by step process to meditate. Guiding you about various breathing techniques, you can easily learn meditating to keep yourself calm throughout the day.
8. Calm (Android and iPhone)
The uniqueness of this app is reflected by it’s name itself. This seven steps app would help anyone to meditate using beautiful images in the background with a pleasant music. It also offers a guided session to let people relax and meditate.
9. Simply Being Guided Meditation (Android)
A greatly designed meditation app, where woman’s voice would guide you to get relaxed. Not only this, but the app also offers to add some natural sounds like that of oceans, trees etc. You may also add some music as per your choice.
10. MindBody (Android and iPhone)
This app is pretty much different from all the above. This would help you in locating nearest yoga or meditation centre near you. Specially designed for US people, this can provide a quick way to locate centers.
Now, what are you waiting for? Just rush to the app store and download these apps for meditation right away! Hope that these would help you in meditating and stay healthy.