As its name suggests, Insight Timer started life as a simple timer app for meditating. But it’s evolved into a comprehensive (and award-winning) way to help people reduce anxiety, improve their sleep, and maybe even gain a little insight along the way.
Insight Timer features thousands of guided meditations across a range of styles: Buddhist mindfulness (which channels your inner monk), Kundalini yoga (which focuses on your posture), walking meditation (which is meditation on the move), and many others.
Lessons range from just a few minutes to long and luxurious.
If you prefer silent meditation, use the app as a basic timer. Choose a traditional bell or chime to help gently ease you back into your day after a quiet session.
At the end of the day, use the app as a sleep aid. Try soft instrumental music, soundscapes created from nature sounds, bedtime stories, sleep-specific meditations, and more. You’ll be snoozing before you know it.
Insight Timer isn’t just about meditation—it’s a community too. You can interact with teachers and fellow students within the app by joining discussion groups dedicated to subjects such as mental health, self-care, anxiety, and grief, to name a few.