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Get your Zen on! These apps can help you achieve inner peace on the fly

This might sound contradictory since we are told to power down our devices when trying to de-stress, but apps can help us find inner peace.
/ Source: TODAY

Ommm! The thought of it certainly sounds daunting, but finding inner peace might not actually be as hard as it sounds.

Those of us who think getting our Zen on means we have to completely power down both ourselves and our devices and start saying "Namaste" are probably wrong. In fact, you might not even have to leave your desk to start your journey for achieving an internal sense of calmness. And with 8 percent of U.S. adults practicing meditation according to a 2012 survey by the National Institute of Health, it's becoming increasingly popular for people to dial back the intensity level a notch and unwind in a healthful way.

With the help of smartphone apps that include both mediation and mindfulness practices, discovering our own inner peace can be quite easy. For example, Buddhify has custom meditations for daily situations like traveling, walking in the city or eating while the Mindfulness App helps us remember the importance of taking a breather throughout our day.

After trying out these apps, you might just start thinking twice about needing to sit in silence on a beach or going to a yoga class or spa to feel serenity. If that's the case then sign us up!