The best yoga apps offer zen on the go
Whether you have a sick little one or just can’t figure out the latest change in a napping routine, some days it seems impossible to make time to get to your go-to yoga class. The best yoga apps can help you find your zen from your living room or a hotel room. Supplement your yoga practice with a little help from your favorite tech devices.
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Yoga Studio offers classes for all levels
Yoga Studio has 24 hours of ready-made HD yoga videos, with instruction crafted for various levels from beginner to expert. In addition, you can create your own classes from the 280 yoga poses available. Developed by a qualified instructor, creating a class is simple with unique features like pose blocks and smart-link. The best part? Once you’ve crafted a class, the app turns it into a free-flowing video, just like the ready-made classes.
Maximize your time with 5 Minute Yoga
Even if you don’t have time to fit in a regular yoga class, you can squeeze five minutes out of your day for 5 Minute Yoga. Ideal for beginners because of its simple, but effective, poses, the 5 Minute Yoga app has a library of 350 different sessions — so you’re never bored. In order to make the most of your time, poses are timed, and you choose music from your own library, so you’re listening to music that relaxes you.
Pocket Yoga understands your yoga practice varies with your days
Life with kids differs day to day, and Pocket Yoga knows your yoga practice needs to differ, too. The app allows you to customize each of your yoga workouts by level, time and types of yoga practice, so it’s truly an app that will grow with you as your yoga needs change. If you have trouble with a particular pose, the comprehensive dictionary explains clearly and concisely how to attempt it. The Pocket Yoga app doesn’t require network connectivity, so you can truly practice anywhere.
Salute The Desk knows sitting at a desk all day can hurt
Sitting at a desk for long periods of time — whether you’re working at home or in the office — can lead to tired posture and tense muscles. Salute The Desk has a series of 27 poses and two guided relaxation sessions to help combat the fatigue that comes from sitting at a desk. The app isn’t just useful for those who sit for work, either. Use it during road trips or when you’ll be on a plane, or simply during the day when you’re sitting on the floor and playing with your little ones.
Daily Burn knows pregnancy doesn’t have to interrupt your yoga practice
Beautiful Belly by Daily Burn offers yoga instruction for all stages of your pregnancy. Briohny Smyth is a renowned yogi who teaches classes all around the world. Now, the Beautiful Belly app brings Briohny into your living room — or anywhere you have a little space to relax — to present customized yoga practice for each of your trimesters. When your little one is born, Beautiful Belly will help you ease back into yoga practice with the post-natal yoga section.
Kids Yogaverse lets kids join your yoga practice
Kids Yogaverse uses storytelling, fun pose descriptions and simple relaxation techniques to introduce kids to yoga. Their apps have different suggested ages. I Am Love is recommended for 4-8 year olds, and the app is easy enough that kids can use it on their own. A little storytelling never hurt anyone, though, and the Kids Yogaverse series can be a fantastic way to spend some quality time sharing your love for yoga with your children.