By Anna Hazard
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Mindfulness is a catch-all term for a mental state of focus, calmness, and acceptance that is often used as therapeutic technique for stress relief, pain management, insomnia and a variety of other health concerns. Techniques used to cultivate mindfulness include meditation, breathing exercises, focused activities such as yoga, and short pauses to stop during your daily life to focus & center oneself.
Many people find it easier to begin & maintain mindfulness routines by using specifically tailored apps on their often ever present cell phones. These apps are an easy & portable way to remain connected with others in the mindfulness community, relax with guided mediations & calming music or ambient sounds, as well as act as reminders to pause & take a quick breather for oneself during the day.
Here are a selection of cross-platform apps for both Android & iOS that specifically focus on mindfulness and meditation. They are fully free or free to try, many with further premium content that can be later unlocked through subscription services.
Cross Platform Apps