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The adjectives used to describe smartphones are anything but relaxing. Smartphones are generally perceived to be devices that increase your anxiety, stress, insomnia and make you more impatient. While this might be true in most cases but there are certain apps on these same smartphones that do the exact opposite. Calm is a health and fitness application that helps you relax and kick back. It’s available on both Google Play Store and iTunes for free and is one of the top apps in its category.
Calm is an app that targets your stressful mind and makes sure you relax. It’s a great app to use if you want to unwind or beat a sleepless night. There are tons of features or programs in this app that helps to keep you in a relaxed mood. Most of these features are perfect for beginners on the app but there are some more advanced and intermediate programs for meditation as well.
The different programs offered by Calm aim to provide a guided meditation experience. The beginner programs are shorter in length while the more advanced ones are longer. These guided sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes and you can choose which one you want to do according to your preferences.
All of the meditation programs are aimed to calm your senses and provide a sense of relaxation to reduce your stress. The programs also offer unique topics to meditate on so you can choose whichever you like. Topics of these meditation session include reducing anxiety, management of stress, beating insomnia, focus and concentration, relationships, body scan, happiness, self-esteem, gratitude, breaking habits, loving and kindness, non-judgment, forgiveness, commuting to work or school, anti-procrastination, mindfulness at work or school, calm kids, walking meditation and more.
Calm also offers brand new daily calm programs every single say which span over 10 minutes to quickly help you unwind and attain peace.
Insomnia is one of the key problems most users download this app to find a solution for. For this purpose, Calm not only includes meditation programs to encourage deep sleep and correct sleeping routines but also hosts over 100+ bedtime stories to lull you to sleep. These aren’t your average children bedtime stories but are actually aimed for the adult audience – and they actually work!
Some other great features of the Calm app include breathing exercises to help you relax and release your stress, new calm masterclasses added every month that are hosted by popular experts, unguided time meditation, open-ended meditation, 7 to 21 day meditation programs and over 30 soothing nature sounds to help you in your meditation, yoga or lull you to sleep. Calm also offers a way for users to track their progress on the app. The daily streaks remind users to meditate each and every day to maintain their streak count. They can also track their progress in the application through the logged time spent in the meditating programs.
Although essentially free to download from the app store, Calm can tend to get greedy (quite opposite to what it promotes!). In order to make use of all the helpful features of the app, you’ll need to pay and subscribe to the app. This doesn’t come cheap either. You can opt to try out the free 7 day trial but you’ll eventually have to pay if you plan to keep using the app.
Calm is one of the top apps in the Health & Fitness app category, which belongs to Calm.com, Inc.. It's last update was on March 19, 2019 and it has been already downloaded 10,000,000+ times. On the app store it has now 137,010 reviews. After you get to Calm page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.