Our partners at Kaiser Permanente compiled an excellent list of apps you may want to try as you work on stress management and becoming more centered or mindful.
Here’s what they have to say:
The new year is a great time to start working on stress management and becoming more centered. Meditation apps for sleep, anxiety and stress relief can help.
Meditation promotes inner calm and helps to connect the mind and body. While science is still investigating the physiological and psychological effects of meditation, some studies suggest that practicing meditation may be helpful for a variety of conditions ranging from insomnia, high blood pressure, anxiety to low back pain.
You can sit down right now and try it, but it usually takes training and practice to achieve the benefits. Fortunately, numerous mobile apps are available to support your meditation practice, or even help you learn to relax in the moment.
Here are brief descriptions of 14 of the most popular relaxation and meditation apps for Android and iPhone (iOS).