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Meditation: 5 must-haves to help you unwind

Get grounded with these calming meditation books and apps.

By Today's Parent staff

Meditation: 5 must-haves to help you unwind

Meditation: 5 must-haves to help you unwind

Get zen

Meditation can do wonders for a busy mind. But as parents, it's hard carving out the time to, you know, be one with the universe. Armed with these inspiring books and apps, though, you just may find yourself setting aside some precious alone time.

Check out these meditation tools and try inner solitude on for size.

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Take A Break!

This free Take A Break! app offers guided meditations for stress relief.
Where to Buy? Free, iTunes.com

Meditation: 5 must-haves to help you unwind

Zenso Meditation Timer

This app helps you keep track of the time you spend on the mat. Select relaxing chimes or bells to start off your session.
Where to Buy? Free, iTunes.com

Meditation: 5 must-haves to help you unwind

The Miracle of Mindfulness

Pick up The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation as a primer on helpful relaxation techniques.
Where to Buy? $12, Amazon.ca

Meditation: 5 must-haves to help you unwind

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

This Buddhist book teaches you to let go of our patterns and embrace change.
Where to Buy? $18, Amazon.ca

Meditation: 5 must-haves to help you unwind

Wherever You Go, There You Are

This national bestseller is a great place to start if you're curious about the world of meditation.
Where to Buy? $13, Indigo.ca

Meditation: 5 must-haves to help you unwind

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