Free Relaxation and Meditation Apps
Insight Meditation Timer – The largest free library of meditations and music tracks available; 60,000 meditations available. Free timer for more advanced, unguided practice. Meditations offered in a variety of languages including Spanish. Available on Apple store and Google play.
Healthy Minds Program – Developed by Dr. Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin--this app provides meditation training and podcast-style lessons. This app is based on the four-pillar model of well-being that emphasizes awareness, connection, insight, and purpose. Available on Apple store and Google play.
UCLA Mindful – This app promotes stress management through moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and environment. There are a variety of meditations, a timer, and podcast-style lessons. Meditations in English and Spanish. Available on Apple store and Google play.
Calm – Limited free version* This app provides meditations, music, guided stretching, sleep aids, and meditation talks. There is also a quick breathing exercise feature available. Spanish, English and many other languages. Available on Apple store and Google play.
10% Happier – Free access to app available for USPS and warehouse employees, teachers, healthcare, grocery, and food delivery workers* Also, there are many excellent guided meditations that appear within the 10% Happier podcast for free. This is a collaborative effort between NBC news anchor Dan Harris and many other experienced meditation teachers. The podcast and app also provide meditations and interviews that are grounded in social activism and seek to end systemic racial injustice. English only. Available on Apple store and Google play.
Smiling Mind – This Australian app has meditations for use in schools, at home, and at work. There is a focus on utilizing mediation to get through the stress of homeschooling. Available on Apple store and Google play.