“I’m not stressed, just very, very alert.” Top Four Stress-Busting Apps

Are you a stressed out? Do you worry too much? Are you overwhelmed? Are your shoulders as tight as rocks? Most of us have some sort of stress in our lives and if you are anything like me, there is a lot of it! (Pay the bills, get the kids to school on time, go to work, pick up the kids, go to the grocery store, go home and make dinner, and don’t forget the laundry! Then it starts all over again the next day!)

What? You don’t have time to go to a yoga session at the gym? How about doing it at home with an instructor right on your very own phone! Or, you could take five minutes to yourself and meditate while deep breathing to relax. We found many different apps for relaxation and listed here are our top four. As always, there are many more in your app store, so if you don’t find one that you like here, go to the app store and find one that you are comfortable with. It’s important to keep trying apps until you find one that you like so that you will stick with it!

Now, take a deep breath inlet it out slowlyrelax and take a look at our top four relaxation apps…

1. Long Deep Breathing ($.99) iPhone

Relax and calm yourself now with Long Deep Breathing. This app offers a simple way to learn and practice the Long Deep Breathing technique. Practice a few minutes a day and it will make a major contribution to your health, longevity and happiness. According to the ancient yogis, Long Deep Breathing will calm the mind, balance the emotions, and harmonize body, mind and spirit. Long Deep Breathing can be used everyday when you want to be in control of your emotions and think clearly and effectively. Long Deep Breathing is also used in meditation and in yoga. Long Deep Breathing is a fast way to trigger your parasympathetic nervous system, and induce a relaxed state in your body and mind so the body can heal and repair itself. Long Deep Breathing also releases endorphins into the circulation system. Endorphins are our body’s natural painkillers. This can help relieve general aches and pains, as well as help to lower blood pressure. This application contains two bonus features: Using Long Deep Breathing to Help Overcome Insomnia. Using Long Deep Breathing As A guided Meditation for Self-Healing.

2. Relax and Rest Guided Meditations ($.99) iPhone & Android

This app is rated for newbies, novice, and advanced meditation users. There are three meditations of varying lengths allow you to relax deeply regardless of how much time you have available. Also, there are written Meditation Tips to help support your experience with the guided meditations. “No previous meditation experience is required.”

  •   Breath Awareness Guided Meditation (5 min) – to get centered and relaxed when you only have a short amount of time.
  •   Deep Rest Guided Meditation (13 min) – allows you to sink into a deeply restful state. Great for falling asleep.
  •   Whole Body Guided Relaxation (24 min) – Relax totally and completely with this meditation which helps you locate tension in     every part of the body, and let it go.

There are controls on the meditations, so you can choose to listen to them with music or nature sounds or without. There are also separate volume controls to adjust the mix of music-to-voice ratio to suit your preference. You can even listen to the music alone.

3. Yoga Relax ($.99) iPhone

Yoga Relax is the sequel to the popular app Yoga Stretch. Yoga Relax is designed to calm the body while improving strength, balance, posture and flexibility. 
Yoga Relax is your own personal Yoga instructor that takes you through a full Session including audio commentary, images and music. This session caters to a gentler morning or night session and benefits all levels. Yoga Stretch is a focused mind and body workout.

4. AntiStress – ($.99) iPhone & Android

Shake your stress away with AntiStress. Shaking your iPhone just might be what some people need to fight the stress. If you are a person that likes to “get physical” when your emotions are high, this is a good app for you. (Just be sure you don’t accidentally throw or drop your phone!)

With AntiStress you can also:

  • Calm yourself before you have a bad reaction
  • Calm yourself for a panic attack
  • Calm anxieties and worries
  • Refresh yourself when you feel exhausted
  • Calm down your phobia

Click here to take a stress test: http://www.stressTest.com

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