Empowerment Issue January 2018 | Page 16

MADETOLEAD AURA Created by top meditation teachers and therapists, Aura is a free app that’s helpful with relieving stress and anxiety with its various features including daily micro medita- tions, mood tracking, sounds of nature, gratitude journal and more. SATTVA is available for Android and IPhone and focused on mindfulness with a variety of guided meditations. Some of the cool features on the app includes the mood tracker that helps you notice patterns over time, an insight engine that attempts to show you how meditation is improving your life and a heart monitor that can measure your heart rate before and af- ter meditating (this only works with an Apple Watch though). OMVANA is similar to the other apps mentioned, but what sets this app apart is its unique focus on music. In addition to browsing and choosing from the app’s own library of tracks and meditations with a variety of different focuses (including mindfulness, stress, relaxation and sleep) you can use the mixer tool to choose the perfect vocal and the perfect background sounds to create a customized meditation experience. BUDDIFY With Buddify, you’ll find guided medita- tions for walking, stress and difficult emotion, work break, going to sleep, waking up and many many other different categories. Written and voiced by our range of hand- picked teachers, the sessions last from 4 minutes to 30 your minutes. INSIGHT TIMER is an alarm that times mindfulness practice while simultaneously helping you to use your smartphone as a spiritual link to a worldwide community of meditators using “insight connect.” HEADSPACE is meditation made simple. The app with teach you life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just minutes a day. Learn to meditate with their free Basics pack—a 10 day beginners course that guides you through the essentials of meditation. It will give you a solid foundation to build your practice on. made-magazine.com | 16