In this hectic world we live in, it is becoming ever more difficult to find a peace of mind. So many people are stressed out, anxious and depressed. For the purpose of achieving mental balance, many people resort to practicing mindfulness and meditation.
Virtual reality is clearly a great way to take a break from everyday problems, since it lets you immerse into the world of your liking. With vast selection of different roles you can take and environments to explore, it was just a matter of time before VR meditation apps become a thing.
We could argue about the true meaning of meditation, and if the proper way to try and achieve it is by wearing a VR device. However, we can all agree that there are plenty of virtual reality apps that offer various soothing and relaxing environments. These are some of the best VR meditation apps that are currently available.
Guided Meditation VR
Guided Meditation VR is a a virtual reality relaxation app that allows you to recharge in various enticing locations. This VR meditation app is developed by Cubicle Ninjas. It offers over 17 lush environments to choose from. It is available for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Gear VR.
The best thing about Guided Meditation VR is that it takes you to beautiful places from the comfort of your room, yet you can still customize it to some extent.
In each location, you can choose from several meditation spots, which will make each custom made environment more interesting, since you’ll be able to enjoy it from various angles.
Your virtual teachers will guide you through over 50 meditative sessions. There are different meditation categories like zen, movement, loving compassion, relaxation and many more. Music is also optional.
Nature Treks VR
Nature Treks VR is available on Steam and you can also buy it at Oculus store for $9.99. This is a game without a distinctive gameplay, and that’s what makes it absolutely perfect for the purpose. You just explore the great outdoors and enjoy the nature.
With the new “creator” patch update you are now able to “play god” and shape your own world using HTC Vive motion controllers and Oculus touch. You naturally control the weather and the time of day as well.
The app has 10 different themes, all providing unique breathtaking environments. All of the themes combined offer over 300 locations in approximately 5 square kilometers of space for you to explore.
Each environment is carefully created to reflect a specific emotional state. Audio reacts to your surroundings, subtly complementing it, but you can also turn the music down and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature.
Developed by Ndreams, this app provides the purest VR escapism. Simple controls and beautiful landscapes make Perfect VR a good choice if you want to introduce someone you love to the world of virtual reality for the first time.
You will have 3 breathtaking destinations at your disposal – Tropical Beach, Mountain Wilderness and the Northern Lights. Perfect VR available for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.