Yoga has gained worldwide recognition and it is practiced by millions of people ,who have found in this body and mind transforming discipline, the most effective way to free their mind and body and to develop their skills. Yoga encompasses spiritual, physical and mental teachings that aim for harmony in our being. Since many people have adopted this popular discipline into their daily lives, it is not strange to see that one of the gadgets that we use the most, can also helps us to integrate Yoga into our routines. Thanks to a wide variety of apps available for iPhone and iPad, you can be introduced to Yoga or get help to develop the skills you already posses. Of thousands of Yoga related apps to choose from, we have selected the ones that really stand out. These are our picks:
Considered by many as one of the best fitness apps available, Pocket Yoga comes packed with an impressive selection of material that will allow you to practice Yoga at your own pace, while tracking your progress. Using Pocket Yoga is like having a Yoga instructor at home, thanks to the detailed guides, images, practices and list of poses with information about their benefit. All the sessions are designed by experienced yoga instructors and you can preview each practice to determine if it suits your needs. You can play music from your own music library, from iTunes or other apps while you use Pocket Yoga. It offers Apple TV support and works with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Get it for $2.99.
This fantastic app has gained recognition thanks to the outstanding material that it offers. It has been considered as one of the best Fitness apps available and it gives users the possibility of practicing yoga anywhere they are. It comes with over 60 tailored yoga and meditation classes in high quality video, a library with hundreds of poses with comprehensive tips and instructions. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced Yogi, you will find that Yoga Studio is a remarkable and easy to use app to get the most of your Yoga practice. Yoga Studio is compatible with iPad and iPhone and you can get it for $3.99 in the App Store.
Authentic Yoga with Deepak Chopra for iPad
If yoga plays an important part in your life, this app will offer you a valuable tool to understand better each part of this practice. This app specially designed for iPad, comes with HD videos and quality images with poses and practices that will help you to develop strength, balance and become more flexible. Deepak Chopra is a familiar name for anyone interested in meditation and wellbeing and he has worked with Yoga master Tara Stiles to develop unique yoga routines. You can also select the poses that better suit your goals and create your own routine. It is available for $0.99.
5 Minute Yoga
Even if you have a tight schedule, you can still enjoy the benefits of yoga with this practical app, which offers a great selection of short yoga routines that will allow you to feel energized and relaxed. This app is ideal to start or finish the day with a brief, yet effective yoga session. With over 350 sessions to choose from, you are guaranteed to find a way to integrate yoga into your life in an easy and fun way. 5 Minute Yoga is available for download for just $0.99.
Daily Yoga is a complete program that aims to use Yoga to help you stay fit. The app is free but there are in-app paid subscriptions for $12.99 and $34.99. It offers a detailed selection of Yoga sessions that target specific fitness needs and it includes an extensive library of poses and background music. There are three different workout intensities from casual to intense that would suit people that is just starting, as well as those that have been practicing Yoga for a long time. Daily Yoga includes social features like Chat and forum, that allow you to stay in touch with other yogis. The app is compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
This is a simple app from pixel druids that will allow beginners to get an introduction to what Yoga is about. It offers information about the goal of yoga and the most important aspects of this discipline. The app offers quality videos showing a wide variety of Asanas or postures and it explains the benefits of each of them. While it is not as complete as the other options available, it will be useful for newbies that are interested in understanding better what Yoga can make for them. It is available for iPad only for a price of $1.99.
With Yoga Coach, you can practice yoga wherever you are and at any time that suits you. This app offers routines designed to help you to relieve stress and find balance between your mind and body, as you gradually progress in the practice of this discipline. It offers features that are common in the best Yoga apps such as voice instructions and easy to follow videos. Thanks to the detailed guides, Yoga Coach is great for beginners but it will also be enjoyed for more advanced users. For $1.99, you can get Yoga Coach for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.