8 Yoga Apps to Become an Expert Yogi in 2016

Jan 13, 2016

Since all of us experience stress at some point in our lives, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to cope with excessive stress and anxiety. Some turn to alcohol and drugs, while others continue suffering from stress-related diseases. Everyone has their own methods.

Yoga has been shown to fight stress and relieve anxiety, but not everyone can afford to take yoga classes. There’s always some excuse like, “I don’t have money or time.” The awesome news is that you don’t need to go anywhere and spend money. All you need is your smartphone and one of these incredible yoga apps.

1 Daily Yoga

One of the best yoga apps that I love is the Daily Yoga app. Why do I consider it one of the best? Because it features 7 yoga plans, a large library of over 50 yoga classes and more than 500 workout poses, complete with relaxing background music and high quality HD video.

This app is perfect for both beginners and professionals. It’s totally free. When completing a yoga workout, you can share calories burned along with workout duration to Apple’s Health app. There are some in-app purchases to get an unlimited access to all premium features of the app.

2 FitStar Yoga

The FitStar Yoga app is your complete guide to yoga for both beginners and expert yogis. FitStar teams up with internationally renowned yoga expert Tara Stiles, which means it’s not an ordinary app created by someone who has no idea what yoga is. It is free, though you can upgrade to FitStar premium. Pick duration and intensity of your session and start practicing. You will quickly gain strength and fight stress from the comfort of your own home. The app is also perfect for those spending most of their time traveling. No matter where you go, your personal yoga trainer is always with you.

3 5 Minute Yoga

If you are a super busy girl with a crazy schedule, you probably think you have no time for yoga or any other type of exercise. No more excuses, girl! The 5 Minute Yoga app will help you squeeze yoga into your daily routine. The app features short yet effective yoga sessions that you can complete in 5 minutes. This one is ideal for lunchbreak, isn’t it? It is also a great way to start the day and relax before the bed. The app features a timer function to ensure your yoga session last for 5 minutes only. The detailed instructions and images will help you.

4 Yoga 101

The app features the most popular style of yoga practiced in the U.S. – vinyasa flow yoga. The Yoga 101 app consists of 3 easy-to-follow yoga classes that are good for beginners. They take around 45 minutes to complete. The app is free, but if you want to continue practicing yoga, you can purchase Yoga Flow 102 and Yoga Flow 103 for $0.99. The next lessons are built upon the poses you learn in Yoga Flow 101.

5 Universal Breathing – Pranayama Free

Pranayama is a style of diaphragmatic breathing that helps to combat stress and prevent or relieve stress-related illnesses. The app will teach you how to breathe properly and feel all of the health benefits of diaphragmatic breathing. Pranayama was created by app developers, designers and doctors to provide tried and tested information. Some of the health benefits include better sleep, decreased blood pressure, better mood, and higher athletic endurance. The app is absolutely free. The app features 5 different sound settings and a breathing course from beginners.

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6 Simply Yoga

If you are looking for a simple yoga app that is not bogged down with complicated features and confused settings, the Simply Yoga app must be your choice. The app features a 20, 40 and 60 minute yoga routine. A certified personal trainer demonstrates every pose, so if you are a beginner, you will quickly learn how to do the most popular yoga poses properly. There are more than 30 yoga poses and 3 predefined routines. The app also features audio and video instructions. The app is totally free without any hidden in-all purchases.

7 Prenatal Yoga

The Prenatal Yoga app is a total pre and even postnatal yoga guide created by certified yoga professionals. The app includes programs specifically created for every trimester of pregnancy, though you can create your own daily yoga routine. All yoga poses are detailed with performing instructions, HD video, precautions and benefits. Pregnant women will definitely like the app. The app is not completely free, though. There are some in-all purchases starting from $3.

8 Daily Yoga Quotes

Having a yoga app is not enough to get you inspired to practice yoga each day. The YogaQuote app will help you find that inspiration, deepen your yoga practice sessions, or simply boost your spirit. When you start your yoga journey, it is hard to stay committed to your yoga routine.

The app features fantastic quotes and wonderful background images to motivate you to perform a few poses and practice some breathing techniques each day. It is free, but if you want to remove ads you will have to pay $2.99.

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Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, or you work from home, or you can’t make it to the studio, download the app you like, grab your mat and start practicing yoga today. Yoga apps are good for office workers and travelers as well. Have you ever tried any yoga apps? Are they better than yoga classes? Let me know what you think in the comments.