Editors’ Picks is now a curated series featuring products, resources, or applications we believe will be helpful in managing these uncertain times. We seek out and find notable products, so that you don’t have to.
— Meditation Applications —
Why we love them: Meditation has many different benefits. From increased cognitive function, controlled anxiety, improved memory and so much more. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic we believe that focusing on your mental health is essential.
To help with the building concerns and constant media storm surrounding COVID-19, Headspace has released meditations you can listen to at any time that are designed to help those coping with crisis.
In efforts to keep a positive mental space and stay grounded, Calm has launched a campaign called ‘Take a Deep Breath’ this meditation resource allows you to listen free of charge, as often as you’d like.
For some physical movement combined with mindfulness meditation, CorePower Yoga, has made available a selection of meditation x yoga classes to exercise your mind and body.
Ideal for anyone with a busy lifestyle, Simple Habit makes meditation quick and easy with their 5-minute meditation breaks. The idea being you can always find 5 minutes to reset your mind. The company is also offering free premium membership to any individuals who have lost their job as a result of the pandemic.
A straight up mental health app, Ten Percent focuses on promoting proven practises that improve your mental state. You can access the basic level of resources at no cost. In response to the pandemic, Ten percent has made available free meditations for those working in the healthcare system.
This free application has created a COVID-19 resource page complete with panic coping practises and guided breathing meditation. Originally marketed to young adults this app is good for beginners who want to take their meditation journey slowly with lots of guidance.
Extremely popular and always free, Insight Timer is a meditation app that helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. Its over 30,000 guided meditations will help you end your day peacefully.