I have always been a huge fan of using technology to be more mindful and less stressed, rather than the other way around.
We carry our phones pretty much 24/7, so we need to be conscious about how we use them and what we put on them. Your phone can be a source of stress, or it can actually help you slow down, be mindful and access peace.
For example, a playlist of positive or relaxing songs can turn a walk into a walking meditation. And if you follow uplifting folks on Instagram, then checking it can be a source of joy and inspiration instead of a place where you go to compare and judge.
I’ve turned my phone into a spiritual tool by loading it up with some beautiful apps that help strengthen my spiritual practice, boost my mood and make me feel good!
Check out 7 of my favorite spirituality and mindfulness apps…
For meditation: Headspace
As a meditation junkie I’m a huge fan of Headspace! I love this app because it makes meditation very easy for people, especially if you’re new to the practice. You can choose short guided meditations to help you ease anxiety, focus your mind, sleep better and much more. There’s also a great beginner’s series to start you off if you’re new to meditation.
To turn inward: Spirit Junkie App
I use affirmations and mantras to guide me each day and love that I can share this practice with other Spirit Junkies. 🙂 My team of developers has made the Spirit Junkie App really easy to use, and I update it regularly with awesome new affirmations. You can set a reminder to have the affirmation pop up throughout the day to remind you to turn inward and become mindful at any moment.
For divine guidance: Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid
Colette Baron-Reid is a gifted psychic medium and spiritual intuitive. I love her Wisdom of the Oracle app because you can consult the cards and receive guidance anytime, anywhere. This deck allows you to connect with higher wisdom so you can take the next right action in your life. I really dig how you can save your readings to review later! (Here is the Google Play link.)
For total well-being: Jiyo
My dear friend Deepak Chopra is the co-creator of this awesome holistic health and well-being app. There’s a community feed where people share inspiring content — it’s great for finding spiritual running buddies. You can listen to guided meditations, read articles by experts and watch videos. Plus Jiyo has a health tracker that monitors you and delivers personalized health tips and reminders! It will quickly become your happy place. 🙂 (Here is the Google Play link.)
For astrological guidance: Astrology Zone
I love this app because it makes it really easy to check monthly and daily horoscopes from Susan Miller. The free version keeps things pretty simple, with daily/monthly horoscopes, important astrological dates and updates from Susan. If you subscribe you get longer daily horoscopes, lifestyle and romance guides, and lots of astro info beyond your star sign!
For self-care inspiration: Crazy Sexy Love Notes
This card deck app from my girl Kris Carr offers up self-love and self-care! The gentle but powerful messages remind you to be mindful of your happiness and well-being. It’s awesome to open the app, shuffle the deck and read a message in the midst of a super busy day. I like to check this after checking my Spirit Junkie App!
To strengthen your spiritual practice: Miracles Now
This is the app version of my Miracles Now card deck! There are 62 cards that can offer you inspiration whenever you need it. I use the app the same way I use the deck. Whenever I’m in doubt or need a boost I open it and say, “Thank you, Universe, for your guidance. I need a Miracle Now. Show me what you’ve got!” This app will strengthen your faith and help you stick to your spiritual practice.
To get Zen anywhere: ConZentrate
This awesome app is really cool for starting a meditation practice. It uses an ancient meditation technique known as Trataka, which involves fixing your internal or external gaze on a point of attention. The app lets you focus on a moving ball or the “Om” mantra to get into a breathing pattern and calm your mind. You’ll be feeling super relaxed in just 10 minutes. (Also available for iPhone.)
For yoga on the go: Gaia
Gaia’s app is great for streaming professionally taught yoga classes (and guided meditations) anywhere. There are sequences for all levels and covering many styles, from Yin to Ashtanga. You can also watch documentaries and other spiritual content! It’s an amazing resource to have when you’re traveling. (Check the website for other versions, like for iOS and Roku.)
I want to know your favorite apps! Let me know which apps help you stick to your spiritual practices, stay healthy and feel great. Leave a comment and share!