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Meditation Apps

From addressing issues like anxiety and sleeplessness to simply wanting to maintain a healthy mindset, millions of people know the power of meditation.

And by using the right meditation app,  there’s no excuse for not taking a short “time out” every day.

The Headspace app is among the most popular meditation apps. You get a 30-day trial that serves as an introduction to meditation. Each session lasts about 10 minutes. If you subscribe, you get more options, such as the ability to track progress and access to specific sessions aimed at helping address a variety of topics including depression, trouble with sleep, and even self-esteem. The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for a wide range of costs.

The Mindfulness App lets you created guided meditations and customize the length and type of session needed. Set a timer for how long you want to meditate and if you want silence, or soothing sounds, or a recorded guide. The Mindfulness App also can be set up to send alerts to help practice throughout the day. The app is $1.99 for iOS and Android with additional features available for additional costs.

The app Omvana takes a different approach by letting users explore meditation on their own. The app provides access to a wide range of topics on which to meditate – from being more productive to working through anxiety and stress. Sessions last anywhere from three to 60 minutes. The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available at additional costs.

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.