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3 Free Guided Meditation Apps for Android

Meditation is an extremely beneficial tool for frazzled busy-bodies and stressed out professionals. If you’re of the mind-set that you simply won’t be able to clear your mind or focus for an extended period of time, just try it because you really have nothing to lose. The apps which I have included in this list are great for beginners and will help guide you into a state of deep relaxation.

1. Sparsh Meditation

This app is very simple to use, perfect for beginners and includes 8 guided meditations. Each meditation session lasts for around 5-7 minutes and so do not require too much of your precious time. The sessions offer a basic meditation, breathing exercises, dance, and mantra meditation amongst others. When you learn the meditations and are ready to go it alone there is an option to listen to the meditation sounds on a loop, so that you can meditate for as long as you please.

2. Take A Break

This meditation app includes two different guided sessions; one for taking a work break which lasts for 7 minutes and another for stress relief which lasts for 13 minutes. The soothing voice takes you through a very visual meditation which can be played with or without music. Both meditations are particularly geared towards freeing your mind from stresses at work. If you’re having a stressful day, you may want to stick your headphones in and do one of these meditations during your lunch break.

3. Qi Gong Meditation Relaxation

This app has the most extensive set of resources of all the apps on the list, which includes information, articles, audios and videos. In this way, you can inform yourself as to why meditation is considered so important. The videos section directs you to internet pages, but everything else is built in. There is a large range of audio meditation sessions which feature different exercises, directions and results such as a meadow relaxation and other imagined scenarios, loving kindness meditation, muscle work and even meditations for children.

In an ideal word, you would use one of these apps daily to relieve tension after a tough day and bring about a sense of calm in your everyday life. If this isn’t feasible, try to make time to meditate a few times per week or during periods of high tension or stress. You don’t have to be a Buddhist or a hippy to meditate, anyone can do it! At the very least, you’ll have five minutes of relief from the everyday grind.

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