If work from home is affecting your posture and causing pain in your body. Yoga is a great way to deal with all of it. It doesn’t require any extra equipment and can be performed even in small spaces as well. While there are tons of apps dealing with Yoga, only a few of them are worth your time. Well, you don’t have to search them for yourself as I’ve done that already. So, here are the Best Yoga Apps for iOS and Android!
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Best Yoga Apps for iOS and Android
1. Yoga | Down Dog
The most recommended Yoga app and also editors’ choice on the Play Store. First off, the app requires a sign-up to use it. You can customize the yoga sessions according to your comfort and level. You do that by choosing the length of the session, type of Yoga and even select from six multiple instructional voices. Besides that, there the app packs a 3 day introductory Yoga series which develops a basic understanding of Yoga. For example, intro to Vinyasa, hath yoga and restorative practices. The Yoga sessions can be downloaded for offline viewing so you don’t have to bother about an active internet connection all the time.
It’s free until 1st May to help people workout at home for free. After which it costs $7.5/month
- Customizable Yoga Sessions
- Save favorite poses and download practices
- Nothing in my opinion
2. Yoga for Beginners
If you’re a noob and just starting out, here is an app that is specifically designed for you and it’s free. The app features 3D animated models that mimic the Yoga poses, so you can easily follow through in addition to text instructions. There are many workout sessions that you can choose from, such as a complete beginner course, morning yoga, core yoga session, etc. My favorite features include built-in calender, BMI calculator and most importantly a daily reminder, to keep you on track. So, if you’re a beginner, download the app, simply set a time and don’t be lazy.
- The app is completely free
- It supports built-in calendar and daily reminder
- No way to remove ads
- No option to save or mark favorite poses
Get Yoga for Beginners for Android
3. Daily Yoga – Yoga Fitness Plans
This app has been awarded by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “5 Addictive Fitness Apps”. By far the best UI in the list. Similar to other apps, it has a collection of pre-made Yoga sessions like 10 Day flexibility, flat abs challenge, yoga basics for Beginners, etc. Besides that, you can also create target specific sessions for yourself if you want to attain flexibility, relieve stress or tone the body. You can also use the audio section for light music to calm yourself down. However, playing music from your local storage can cost you $9/month which also removes ads and gives you added features like exclusive workshops, personal yoga plans, enhanced library.
- Largest repository of yoga lessons
- Advance filter options like based on type, price, level, etc
- A lot of good sessions fall under the pro category
- Can be overwhelming for someone who needs a simple app
4. Keep Yoga- Yoga and Meditation
Social networking helps you to stay motivated and this one lets you do that. You have a profile where other users can follow and comment on your activities and posts. The apps require you to sign-up and set up a profile with general personal info along with other details such as daily activities performed, nature of work, etc. Besides Yoga poses and sessions it also features audio meditation sessions to train the mind along with the body. You also don’t need to manually track your progress as it has a workout log section where you can check your training history. There is but one drawback. You have to download these sessions individually to be able to use them.
- Social Media like UX keeps you motivated
- Workout Log on the home screen
- Text in sessions cover the yoga illustration
- Requires downloading individual sessions to do the workout
5. Yoga Tools
The app is developed with the guidance of a well known Indian yoga guru, Jaggi Vasudev. There aren’t many exercise options, but I’m mainly suggesting this app due to the narration and overall experience of each session. There are video sessions divided into sections like Yoga for Health, success, over-all wellbeing, etc. But, what makes these sessions different from others is the introductory talk by Jaggi Vasudev, Indian classical music, and well-illustrated yoga poses. If you have a knack for this and don’t want to go through long sessions, I’m sure using this app will calm you down along with your body.
- Info on benefits and guidelines to perform Yoga
- Small duration sessions and excellent narration
- There aren’t a lot of Yoga Poses
- Not many features but just video sessions
6. Yoga 108
If you’re a new Yogi, I’m sure you’ll be confused with all the Sanskrit yoga jargon. Well, don’t worry, you can not only learn about the names but gain more information about them with the app. The interface is nothing fancy and that’s what I like the most about the app. It has 2D poses along with name pronunciation with both slow and fast speed. In addition to that, you’ll also find prayer narrations such as the Gayatri mantra, Guru Brahma, etc. There are guidelines on original Patanjali Sutras with detailed info. The app is free and contains no ads.
- To the point and informative content
- Includes audio prayers as well
- Limited pose repository
- Not good for yoga tutorials
7. Yoga by Muscle and Motion
It is very important to learn the science behind Yoga, not just the poses. Knowing which muscle group and ligaments each Yoga poses targets helps in a better understanding of your body. This app helps you do just that with a precise analysis of asanas. The asanas are illustrated with audio-video narrations and teach about the muscle working along with the common problems that you might face while you’re performing these asanas. The app is easy to browse the poses are grouped under sitting postures, forward bends, rotation postures, etc. It’s a great app, but if you want full access and download for offline viewing the subscription comes at $15/month.
- Detailed info. about asanas effect on muscles
- Additional sections like therapeutic exercises, muscle anatomy, etc
- Requires fairly speedy Internet
- Costly for casual users
8. Zenia AI Yoga Training
Pose and posture in Yoga is the top-most priority. If not done properly, it not only lessens the benefits but can cause injuries as well. Zenia is an AI-based app that tackles this problem and tries to be your virtual yoga instructor. It uses the front camera to track your motion. It monitors your pose and posture while you perform the asanas and provides instructions whenever there is any correction with the pose. In total there are 5 guided courses and 21 sequences of different Yoga poses with varying intensity.
Moreover, the app adapts to your behavior over time and constructs your training accordingly. The only caveat with Zenia is that it’s paid and it offers only a day of free trial. Post that, prices start at $9.99/month
- Correct poses through AI
- Instructional audio support
- Only available on iOS
- Might be costly
Get Zenia for iOS
Well, id anyone of you is still confused about Yoga’s positive effects on the body, there are enough science-backed studies to prove that. Take your time and read about it before plunging into the world of asanas. If you want to start right away, I’d suggest downloading Down Dog which is currently free until 1st May, so you might as well make full use of it. You can also check out Yoga with Adriene, which is a YouTube channel and enjoys a lot of trust amongst the yoga community. So, this was my list of Best Yoga Apps for iOS and Android.