On a scale of zero to woo-woo there was a time when meditation would have scored off the charts. However scientific research that has emerged in recent years has launched meditation into the mainstream spotlight and for good reason – it has been shown to reduce stress, increase creativity and strengthen relationships. If you’re not yet convinced of the benefits of meditation here are 20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today.
If you are convinced of the benefits you may be stuck on how to get started. Or maybe you’re like me and you’ve tried to out a few times and have felt the benefits, but feel challenged by keeping up a regular practice. Luckily f you’ve got a SmartPhone meditation is just a double tap away. Here are a few of my favourite apps (and a podcast!) that I’ve been using to work towards a regular meditation practice.