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Fitness and Relaxation: Yoga Apps

Find out more about some of the most popular yoga apps on the market.

Daily Yoga

Daily Yoga Daily Yoga 2

Available on iOS and Android

Daily Yoga offers 100 sessions and programmes, each tailored to different ability levels. The free version of the app offers 33 sessions and 4 programmes, as a great introduction to what the app has to offer or as a fantastic way to get started as a beginner to yoga.

Each session is set to background music, and they come in a variety of lengths, to help you fit in even the quickest of yoga practices. You can choose the muscle group you want to work out, or follow a programme based on your own goals. Programmes include yoga for weight loss, yoga for runners and yoga for improved sleep.

The easy to use system, with it’s range of programmes and Google Fit integration, has earned Daily Yoga a huge following, with over 47000 people on the Play Store rating the app at an average of 4.2 stars.

The full version of the app is available for $19.99 per year.

Down Dog

Down Dog app Down Dog 2

Available on iOS and Android

Down Dog aims to bring the yoga studio into your home, creating Vinyasa flows for all ability levels. Each practice is narrated with clear instructions, perfect for beginners and advanced yogis alike.

Down Dog’s main selling point is that no two practices are ever the same. To start a practice, you input your ability level and choose the length of your session and the app randomly generates a routine for you based on your options. Each routine is a unique sequence and mix of poses. Other customisable options are available in the full version of the app, including the background music, the speed of your flow and the muscle group/goal you would like to focus on.

Down Dog’s USP in the online and app tutorial market, keeping each practice fresh and new, has surely helped in earning itself it’s remarkable 4.9 rating in the Play Store.

Down Dog is free to download and use, the full version of the app is available for $3.99 per month.

Simply Yoga

Simply yoga 2 Simply Yoga

Available on iOS and Android

Simply Yoga offers a beginner’s window into yoga, with 3 practices available to follow. The practices are 20, 40 and 60 minutes in length and are well suited to yoga novices. The poses are well described throughout the practice and demonstration videos are also available, to help you master your form.

Pocket Yoga

Pocket Yoga Pocket Yoga 2

Available on iOS and Android

For £2.51, Pocket Yoga comes with 27 sessions of varying duration and difficulty. The app comes with Pocket Yoga’s “pose dictionary” to study in order to better improve your form. Each entry is ranked by difficulty and has an illustration of the pose, along with a description of the correct alignment you are looking to achieve, and the benefits of the pose.

One of the most exciting features of Pocket Yoga is the option to use your own music from your library, rather than having to use the app’s options.

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