Do you get home totally wiped out from a long day at work, yet still find yourself checking your smartphone to answer one last email (you swear, just one!)? Are you overworked or just don’t have the time for those elusive moments of relaxation?
That’s not life! High stress levels are no good for anyone, and everyone needs to disconnect: so if you're going to pick up device, don't let it be for emails. Instead, strike a Warrior pose and find some balance with yoga apps.
If you already know the techniques of this renowned exercise, you can opt for apps that help you create the perfect atmosphere for yoga at the end of your day (or whenever, that’s the beauty of it). If you’re only a novice, no sweat - we also have apps for you.
You’ll learn secrets of the main poses and can personalize your own sessions, all with advice and instructions direct from expert yoga gurus. Instead of stretching yourself thin with appointments and schedules, let us tell you about yoga apps and give your body a good healthy stretch instead.
Daily Yoga is the most used app by yoga enthusiasts. To enter into your peaceful oasis, all you have to do is open the app. Very simple and easy-to-use, the app has direct access to diverse training sessions: Yoga Breathing for beginners, Sunrise Salutation, Weight Loss Yoga, Body-Toning Yoga, Yoga for Back Pain, etc. These supplemental sessions are downloaded at a price.
Every time you download a new session, the app stores the new poses in your yoga library so you can review and practice them whenever you want. It’s a breeze. You can also choose different musical themes and share your experience with a large community of users.
Maybe you’re already a guru and all you really need is to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in order to practice this art form. TaoMix is one of the best apps to make the perfect background music. A treat for a yoga master, but also the perfect tool if you just want to relax to the sound of a waterfall. You can choose from a myriad of sounds: birds, insects, other animals, rain, storms, winds, water, ocean, fire, etc…or you can modify the sound or mix your own background music.
Breathe deeply. Pranayama isn’t a yoga-specific app, but it is an app that everyone striving for relaxation should install. It includes specific instructions (with relaxing sounds and inspirationals) to teach you how to breathe correctly, a fundamental skill to have before you go jumping head first into yoga.
You can control the breathing rhythm according to your needs (slow, slower, and breathtakingly slow) and complete a variety of cycles to truly relax. Musical tones help you to follow the rhythm with your eyes closed, following the changes in tone for your in and out breath.
Here's another must-have yoga app. If you don’t need instructions because you already know the poses, Relax Melodies can help you set the proper tone. It has scores of sounds to establish the ideal ambiance: river, rain, orchestra, piano, flute, wind, music box, thunder, waterfalls… If you want, you can mix them and get, for example, a gentle rain while the orchestra plays or wind whipping at your imaginary windows while a flute is heard...off in the distance…
We hope you haven’t got too relaxed from our previous picks that you've nodded off before our last recommendation! Pocket Yoga is an excellent app for practicing yoga, with its 27 unique exercise classes. If you don’t have time to make it to a yoga center you can just do it at home, choosing different practices, difficulties, and duration.
You’ll receive specifics instructions and, with easy-to-understand graphics, the poses’ features and tricks on how to do it correctly. If you’re in doubt, refer to the pose dictionary. You can keep a record of all the classes you want to do and those you have finished.