Take a Deep Breath: The Top 10 Yoga-at-Home Apps
Practicing yoga at home can be an incredible way to improve your health. With more space to breath, less pressure to perform and more time to focus solely on your goals, doing yoga at home is a great way to take your studio practice to the next level.
When doing yoga or any other kind of exercise at home, it’s important to first ensure that you have a well-defined idea of what you’re trying to achieve so that you do not injure yourself. Protecting yourself from injury is the highest priority, so ensure you are seasoned and comfortable enough to work alone.
Some guidance or structure is always appreciated, however, so here are the top 10 yoga-at-home apps to maintain and improve your practice.
1. Daily Yoga – Free
This free app combines the benefits of community with the convenience of at-home practice. Communicate with other users about best practices and tips and track your progress. For more robust features, a subscription service is available.
2. Yoga Studio App – $2.99
Yoga Studio features a wide range of levels and coursework, so you find a session for you no matter if you are a beginner trying to get some extra practice in at home or an advanced student looking to take your practice to the next level.
3. Pocket Yoga – $2.99
This app is really geared for beginners, but gives users a detailed overview of a large library of poses. Voice and visual instructions provide breathing training as well, a central tenant to proper yoga practice.
4. All-in-Yoga – $4.99
All-in-Yoga is an excellent comprehensive app for all levels. It is highly customizable, encourages progress tracking and, importantly, covers muscle placement and movement per pose. It has been highly rated by users in the app store.
5. Flowmotion Yoga – $0.99
This app was created by a Park City, Utah – based Yoga teacher, with a Master’s in Physical Therapy. Her unique studio coursework is translated into the app and guides you through three difficulty levels.
6. Kids Yoga Journey – $1.99
This storybook-style guide to yoga for kids introduces young ones to the practice. Through teaching poses, the book follows the history of yoga and its traditions. Kids Yoga Journey was create by two certified kids’ yoga instructors, so it is specially tailored to be an appropriate level for children.
7. Yoga with Janet – $1.99
Janet provides a workflow for Vinyasa yoga, one of the most popular forms in the US. High Definition videos accompany the coursework, with over 100 unique flows to choose from and at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
8. Yogify – $1.99 to $9.99
Yogify was created by one of the largest and most well-respected gaming companies, Electronic Arts. This app includes 50 classes, nearly 300 poses with explanations and guidance and allows you to access your own music during practice.
9. Yoga – Asana Dictionary – $0.99
This isn’t really a full app with coursework, but a great supplement for your at-home practice sessions. The app features a dictionary-style reference for correct, safe and effective posture and breath for 26 popular poses.
10. YogaDownload – $2.99
For something a bit more dynamic, try out YogaDownload.com’s app with episodes. Much like a podcast subscription, new episodes are streamable and downloadable (for offline access later). Each session is 20 minutes, making it a completely nonintrusive and manageable practice for home.
— By Jessica Oaks