Our phones can be such distractions, however they can also be great tools to assist in the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Here are a few apps (both paid and free) which are easy to use and offer quality content.
Ten Percent: Learn to meditate from the top mindfulness experts. Offers paid and free courses. Available on iOS and Android.
Headspace: One of the titans in the industry. They have many types of medication and mindfulness exercises. They do offer free exercises but it is a membership based service primarily and will cost money. Available on iOS and Android.
Calm: a mindfulness and meditation based app that offers daily meditations and exercises. They have free and paid exercises. Available on iOS and Android.
Insight Timer: Free library of guided meditations, breathing exercises, and even courses on mindfulness and meditation.
Smiling Mind: An Australian based mindfulness and meditation app that offers free programs to children and adults. Available on iOS and Android.
Simple Habit: Provides access to free and paid materials for humans to stress less, achieve more, and live better. Available on iOS and Android.
Aura: Another mindfulness and meditation based application that offers daily exercises. Membership based subscription. Available on iOS and Android.
UCLA Mindful: Free mindfulness app created by UCLA.
Breathe2Relax: Free mobile app developed by the national center for Telehealth and Technology. The app is designed to help learn how to perform and use diaphragmatic breathing techniques.