Meditation. Miranda Kerr has been doing it for years, and indigenous teacher Allira Potter swears by it.
If the mindfulness thing is good enough for the supermodel set—as well as celebrities and high-profile business people like Oprah Winfrey, Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi, who’ve disclosed their love for yoga and meditation—then it’s good enough for the team at Syrup.
The immediate benefits? Reduced anxiety and stress, improved concentration, better sleep and overall happiness—so it’s no surprise that the world’s meditation infatuation is here to stay.
Here, the meditation apps that Syrup’s staff swear by.
Headspace: Meditation techniques for mindfulness, stress relief & peace of mind
For meditation novices, ‘Headspace’ is for you. Through the app, you have access to hundreds of different meditations, and you can choose how long you wish to devote to it—from two minutes, to sixty minutes. Emma Watson also called it genius, which is good enough for us.
For something more reminiscent of the Himalayan mountains, ‘Insight Timer’ provides guided meditation to eight different bell sounds. You can even personalise it, dragging and dropping different bells to match your yoga or tai chi sets.
Free to download from the App Store.
If you want to draw out the meditation aspect from your yoga classes, this app is the best way. It puts you in the driver’s seat, with the ability to customise your own class so you can focus on meditation.
Breethe: Sleep & Meditation
For those busiest amongst us, this is the app for you. ‘Breethe: Sleep & Meditation’ prioritises simplicity, vowing to teach you the benefits of meditation in ten minutes per day. With a program of daily and speciality meditations, it’s a great app to start with.
Oprah and Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience
Yes, alongside being a global phenomenon, Oprah also has a meditation app in partnership with king of zen, Deepak Chopra. For those who are worried about trying to keep up their meditation, this app helps by simplifying the learning process into a much less daunting 21-day program. The results? Reduced anxiety, stress and better sleep.
Free to download on the App Store.