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June 16, 2016 AT 5:30 pm

Apps and Inspiration to Start Meditating

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One of the cornerstones of biohacking is meditation. The Mayo Clinic suggests that regular meditation can help reduce stress and manage other symptoms such as depression, sleep, anxiety, and chronic pain. If you are skeptical check out Dan Harris’s NYT Bestselling book “10% Happier” or Andy Puddicombe’s Ted talk below. The top three free apps for iOS are linked below Andy’s talk.

Andy Puddicombe’s Ted Talk: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes:

iOS apps for meditation:

Headspace

Includes 10 sessions each 10 minutes in length. Then the monthly subscription starts in at $6-$13 per month. “Think of it like a gym membership for your mind.”

Omvana

Free app with sounds, music and guided sessions with experts. Sessions vary in length from a few minutes up to an hour. This app has specific areas such as mindfulness, stress, relaxation, sleep and more.

Calm

Free app with programs, sessions, scenes, and music.


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