YOTEL'S FAVOURITE GUIDED MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION APPS
Whether you're travelling for work or leisure, practising mindfulness or meditation is always beneficial while you're on the move. You can use your mindfulness meditation channel in your cabin, which offers a specially designed series of guided exercises perfect for any time of day. Or, if you're out and about, apps are a great way to bring your practice with you as you travel.
We’ve compiled this handy list of some of our favourite guided mindfulness and meditation apps for you to try.
1) THE ONE FOR THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO THE PRACTICE – HEADSPACE
Headspace is one of the biggest mindfulness apps out there, and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. It’s smooth and easy to use – ideal for beginners! The first 10 days are free; after that it’s around $5 per month if you purchase a yearly plan. If you’re looking to pick up a new habit while on vacation, this is a great place to start.
2) THE ONE FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR NEW CHALLENGES – CALM
This app has a range of guided mindfulness sessions, varying in length and tailored to different situations. The Calm library includes meditations for deep sleep, travel, and kids, so it’s perfect for both travel and daily life. With mindfulness exercises as long as 25 minutes, this app is great for those who have already started their mindfulness journey and are looking for a new challenge.
3) THE ONE FOR THE TOTAL PROS – WHITE NOISE GENERATOR
One of a few excellent apps from Relaxio available to download, this app is great for creating the perfect white noise. If you’re further in your meditation journey and don’t need a guided meditation, this is for you. Rain, trains, wind, waves – with plenty of sounds to choose from, and a built-in timer, you’ll wonder what you did without it.
4) THE ONE FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING TO SHAKE THINGS UP – SIMPLE HABIT
Simple Habit is a great little app with an unrivalled selection of meditations available for people travelling for business and pleasure. With meditations such as “Waiting at the airport,” “Just landed,” and even “After vacation,” this is certain to meet your needs. You can buy a single week’s subscription, use it for your vacation or business trip, and then purchase another one when you next travel.
5) THE ONE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SAVE MONEY – STOP, BREATHE & THINK
This is a free app that really delivers. The interface is clean and intuitive, and there are plenty of options and lengths to choose from. There’s also a helpful feature that asks you how you’re doing and then recommends a variety of meditation practices based on your answer.
6) AND HERE'S SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT – INSIGHT TIMER
Insight Timer is a meditation timer with a difference. Not only does it have a great timer for your mindfulness and meditation practice, but it also allows you to connect with other users in your area or let your friends know when you’ll be meditating. This is a nifty little feature, particularly when you’re on the road! It can help you feel connected to your community as you carry out your practice, or you can even coordinate group meditation sessions with friends while you’re away.
For tips on mindfulness, meditation, and ways to de-stress, visit our website here. Or, tune in to channel 70 in your cabin!