Use Serenity to conduct a soaring symphony in your brain – you’ll arrive at a more relaxed state in no time. At $1.99, the app boasts an incredible list of ‘destination’ soundtracks: a sound bath, waterfall or soothing sleep aids, all with the intention to make you as calm and composed as possible. Take a break from the pressures of everyday life and feel these sounds drift into your subconscious for a completely immersive full-on experience. Our verdict: worth the 2 bucks.
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White Noise Lite
The app to trump all (or most) calm-the-eff-down apps, White Noise Lite is the ultimate in relaxation and quality sleep aids, using ambient environmental sounds to soothe your mind, a digital clock with varying colors and brightness levels – so you can sit it on your nightstand in lieu of that old alarm clock – and the ability to sync your volume controls, preferences and mixed sound playlists to Bluetooth or other Apple devices. No wonder Dr. Oz loves it; so do we!
Stressed out types need download. The app will help you discover what creates your sense of ‘calm’, which can seem like a no-brainer…but isn’t. Choose a calming session and enjoy sounds meant to link up with your breath for meditation-oriented experience you’ll keep coming back to.
Free to download, but we recommend the 6-month pro option at $6.99 for the best in-app use.
Are you a dedicated yogi or new to the practice? Whichever you are, Om Finder powered by Lululemon will help you get a workout in and soothe those nerves wherever you are. Using location-based technology, Om Finder tracks your location, and in seconds provides a list of yoga, Pilates and Pure Barre studios in your general area, complete with prices, mileage from your current location, instructor, time, and (usually price). What are you waiting for? There’s a class with your mat’s name on it; go download.
This isn’t usually the case, but the title of this app says it all. Simply being guides you, dear user, into a more meditative state through a voice-oriented series of exercises. Choose from 4 meditation types and physically feel your stress levels drop. Another option: if you’re not overly stressed or anxious, use Simply Being to breathe your way to a deeper, more sound night’s sleep. Download for $0.99 in the App Store.
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