Meditation doesn’t have to be what you see on TV and in Movies; your legs don’t have to be crossed with your hands held up like you are buddha meditating. Meditating is actually a skill that is tough to master, but with focus it can become a daily ritual that significantly helps your mental health. Don’t knock it till’ you try it. Here is a basic meditation exercise below to help get you started!

Getting started

Meditating for the first time can often feel extremely overwhelming when you can’t relax yourself into a meditation state. Here are some mobile apps that have some amazing introduction mediation exercises to help you get the hang of it!


Ask any big entrepreneur if they use an app to get their meditation on, and nine times out of ten you'll hear them utter the word "Headspace." The app offers a wide range of guided meditations on subjects ranging from sleep and anxiety to focus and relationships, as well as an everyday Headspace free to non-subscription customers. (They just launched a mindful eating meditation series too.)


Calm offers a wide range of guided meditations to assist people in adding more relaxation into their lives. The selections range from 3-minute to 25-minute sessions. It also includes a feature called Daily Calm, a 10-minute program you can practice before the beginning or end of your day — a great routine to get into. There are also breathing exercises unguided meditations, sleep stories, and more than 25 soothing sounds to help you improve your sleep. 


Packed with features, this meditation app includes a five-day guided meditation practice, reminders for when it’s time to relax, and other offers based on individual meditation habits. It can also be integrated with other health apps if users enjoy using their devices to improve their health. If you want to be more mindful and incorporate regular meditation into the day, this app is the gold standard. Purchase more features with a premium subscription.