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Meditation Apps

Between our busy schedules, social media, nonstop news cycle and more, we could all stand to take at least a few minutes to reset each day.

As PC Mike Wendland reports, a number of meditation apps can help you do that very thing – relax.

Headspace helps you take a few minutes each day to meditate, whether for focus, exercise, sleep, or more. It trains you to develop a routine, and gives you the option of mini-meditations and “SOS” sessions if your anxiety is increasing. It’s free for iOS and Android, but a paid subscription is required regardless of platform.

10% Happier brings together instructors, specialists, and scientists to teach the basics about meditation. 10% Happier positions itself as an app perfect for skeptics. That means users who question the benefits of mindfulness, might want to consider giving this one a shot. The app is free for iOS and Android, but a paid subscription is required regardless of platform.

Aura suggests a three-minute guided meditation session to specifically cater to your attitude—and you get one a day. But there’s a lot more to the app, including life coaching, storytelling, and music. It also connects you with a community of users and teachers for group support The app is free for iOS and Android, with premium options available for purchase.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.