Posted: Aug 03, 2012 1:00 PM
Technology is a busy mom's best friend, so it only makes sense that your favorite gadget (like your mobile phone or tablet) can help you unwind, too. Whether you're a yoga guru or a mom on-the-go looking to chill out, you're sure to love these five apps to help you relax.

Virtual Flower Garden

by Snappy Touch - $1.99
Virtual Flower Garden

Zen Garden Lite

by EasyLivin Apps - free
Zen Garden lite app

Available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, you can wind down and get in touch with nature without having to head outside. Choose from a variety of seed packages and watch them grow -- some even within a few hours. Although these blooms of color require watering, they won't croak if you forget, so they're extremely low maintenance (unlike your children). You can even send off bouquets of blossoms to other moms to spread the soothing effects of this app.

Find your center with a Zen garden that won't have you worrying about your little one dumping sand everywhere -- thanks to the Zen Garden Lite app for Android platforms. Drag a rake (using your finger) through sand, place rocks, flowers and Zen-like structures as you relax to the peaceful sounds of two background tracks to soothe your soul.

Sound to Relax

by Desenvdroid - free
Sounds to relax app

Koi Live Wallpaper

by Kittehface Software - $0.99
Koi Live wallpaper app

You can turn a stressful day into a tranquil moment when you turn your Android mobile phone or device into a source of serenity. With the soothing sounds of the rain, the ocean or the forest, you'll feel your tension melt away. It's also a great sound spa for moms -- and kiddos -- who are light sleepers.

For moms who can't get enough of live wallpaper, the Koi Live Wallpaper app for your Android mobile phone or Android tablet offers both entertainment and comfort with a virtual koi pond. Water and fish respond to your touch while rain drop settings and customizable fish (which you can feed by tapping the screen) makes this tranquil app a must-have -- even if you don't want to share it with your kids.

Pocket Yoga

by Rainfrog, LLC - $2.99
pocket yoga app

Even moms on-the-go can fit in a little yoga time with the Pocket Yoga app for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Packed with descriptions, photos and benefits of more than 27 yoga sessions, all you need is your app and a yoga mat and you're ready to go. Whether you host your own yoga session with detailed voice and visual instructions (including breathing), or log your practices and progress while meditating to your own tunes from your iPod library, you're guaranteed to relax.

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