When it comes to yoga, all you really need is a mat to get down and practice. This is what makes it the best exercise to add to your lockdown routine, whether you’re new to it, or have been focusing on it for a while. While you can freestyle on your own routine, log into virtual sessions or follow YouTube videos, having a go-to app on hand can encourage you to work out, wherever you are. We put together the 10 best yoga apps you can download and try now.
1) Yoga for Beginners-Down Dog
If you’re just starting out, this app offers HD videos for guided exercising which will even give you modification options and alternatives for poses, whether you’re a beginner or are working through injuries.
2) Asana Rebel
The personalised plans help you choose your routine based on different goals, such as skill improvement and muscle toning, and offer integration with other fitness apps on your phone to provide a clearer picture of your overall health goals.
3) Insight Timer
Yoga is truly a mind-body workout, and practitioners suggest supplementing the exercise practice with meditation and mindfulness. This free meditation app offers 40,000 plus guided meditations and talks by top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers using thought systems like Kundalini Yoga and Advaita Vedanta.
4) Find What Feels Good
If you’re a YouTube fitness enthusiast, this app by Adriene Mischler offers 100 plus hours of feel good yoga and meditation sessions focusing on boosting your energy, mental health, core strength, relaxation and prenatal yoga too.
5) 5 Minute Yoga Workouts
If time is not on your side, jump on this app that offers quick, complete five-minute yoga sessions. The routines cover various situations and needs, whether you’re looking for an easy AM flow, a stretch after a run, or a wind-down sequence pre-bedtime.
6) The Underbelly
This app is created by Jessamyn Stanley, a yoga teacher, Instagram personality and body-positive advocate, and proves that you don’t have to be a certain size, shape of fitness level to get into the practice—yoga truly can be for everyone.
7) Yoga Workouts by Daily Burn
Get one-on-one guided video classes that help you build lean muscle, practice active stretching and improve your flexibility. The app lets you track your progress by keeping a tab on the minutes covered, number of workout sessions and calories burnt, and you can even download videos for offline viewing.
Working out with other people is a great motivator, especially if you’re a newbie. On Yogaia, you can tune into live classes, and the teacher can see you as you practice, guiding you with necessary adjustments like when you’re in class.
9) Yoga Poses
This app includes written and video instructions for over 250 yoga poses. Beginners can benefit from special tips and modifications to help you complete your routine and slowly build your flexibility. You can also choose poses by name, different types or by your personal fitness levels.
10) Sarva Yoga
Sarva Yoga, which has raised funds from Malaika Arora and Jennifer Lopez, has an app that offers 25 forms of yoga, all of which promise to improve flexibility, fitness levels and focus.
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