Meditation for Skeptics

Why We Like It: ABC anchor Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier and veteran meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein give you the basics "without using the word namaste." Includes video lessons, guided audio meditations, and access to a coach who can answer your questions.
Free seven-day trial, then $10 per month;


Why We Like It: Includes a deck of virtual "meditation cards," each with a pretty watercolor and a message ("Be unapologetically you"); tap the card for a related meditation intention. Equally good for days when you want to meditate...or just think about meditating.

Insight Timer

Why We Like It: Something for everybody—more than 1,300 guided meditations by hundreds of experts, from Eckhart Tolle to Thich Nhat Hanh. If you'd rather meditate on your own, just set the timer, and when your session ends, you'll hear a chime.
Free for basic version and $3 for upgrade;

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