Health & Fit The 10 Best Yoga Apps So You Can Practice at Home

17:58  23 january  2022
17:58  23 january  2022 Source:   self.com

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Starting an at-home yoga practice has never been easier, thanks to the seemingly infinite number of yoga apps available at your fingertips. Curious about the best yoga apps out there? We’ve got you covered.

We waded through the app store to pick the 10 apps most deserving of your download. To be frank, not every option out there was up to snuff. Because we firmly believe yoga is for everyone, we looked for apps that were affordable, inclusive, and made an effort to be accessible to a broad range of bodies and abilities. We also aimed to include apps that respectfully honor yoga’s ancient roots and place an emphasis on qualified, knowledgeable instructors.

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The list is filled with apps that deliver a superior experience across categories including accessibility, inclusivity, affordability, instructor expertise, and cultural sensitivity. These options are a solid bet no matter your fitness level, experience with yoga, or reason for starting an at-home practice. From gentle yin yoga to sweaty vinyasa flows to pranayama (breath-focused) sessions and more, you can likely find the yoga classes you’re looking for in one (or more) of these apps.

But before we dig into the best apps, a few quick things: If you’re totally new to yoga and curious about what to expect in your first class, read these expert tips for beginners. If you’re in the market for a quality yoga mat, here’s advice from seasoned instructors, plus more at-home yoga products that can boost your solo flow. And if you want to learn more about the history of yoga and how to practice it respectfully, check out this important article on the roots of yoga and why the physical practice, called asana, is actually only one component of this ancient tradition.

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Now, without further ado, here are the 10 best yoga apps to check out.

1. The Underbelly App

The brainchild of yoga teacher, author, and SELF columnist Jessamyn Stanley, the Underbelly offers inclusive, accessible classes ranging in focus from breath work and essential postures to grounding sequences to fast-paced postures and more. As Stanley puts it, the Underbelly is “a home for wellness misfits who may feel displaced, discouraged, or overlooked due to a lack of diversity in the health and fitness community.” New classes drop every Monday, so your practice can stay fresh. Try it out with a two-week free trial. (iOS and Android, $9.99/month)

2. YogaWorks

Sometimes you just want that live-class vibe, even if you’re unfurling your mat in your living room. YogaWorks delivers that experience with more than 30 daily livestream classes covering a variety of levels and yoga styles—from therapeutic yoga for all levels to more advanced vinyasa flow to YogaWorks signature classes, which combine alignment, breath work, and movement. On top of all that, the app offers over 1,300 on-demand classes, so your chances of getting stuck in a yoga rut are virtually nil. Try it out with a two-week free trial. (Android, $19/month for on-demand classes; $49/month for live and on-demand classes)

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3. Yoga for Everyone With Dianne

Yoga for Everyone is all about body-positive and accessible yoga. ​​Created by instructor Dianne Bondy, this app takes an inclusive approach to yoga, striving to make it a practice that anyone can do no matter their shape, size, or ability. Classes range in both style (think: vinyasa, slow flow, and chair yoga) and length (5 to 60 minutes). Learn how to use props and adapt poses to fit your body, and expect exactly zero diet talk or body shame along the way. Try it out with a two-week free trial. (iOS or Android, $15/month)

4. Alo Moves

Created by the ultra-popular apparel brand Alo Yoga, the Alo Moves app offers more than 2,500 video classes from big-name instructors, including Dylan Werner, Briohny Smyth, and Ashley Galvin. Classes range in ability level from beginner to advanced and cover more than 20 different styles of yoga—from vinyasa, hatha, and ashtanga to restorative, kundalini, and more. Oh, and if you’re looking to perfect a certain skill—say, a handstand, the splits, or arm balances—they have series for that too. Try it out with a two-week free trial. (iOS and Android, $20/month)

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5. Asana Rebel

Asana Rebel is a yoga-fitness hybrid app offering more than 100 workouts designed by yoga and fitness experts. Content ranges from strength workouts to yoga flows to meditation sequences and even calming playlists to help you sleep. Another cool feature? In the app, you can input your health and fitness goals and browse classes and programs that line up with your objectives. You can also sort classes by time and intensity, making it simple to find a workout that fits your schedule, mood, and energy level. (iOS and Android, free or $16/month for subscription option)

6. YogaGlo

Whether you only have two minutes or want to flow for an hour and a half, YogaGlo has classes for you. This app is big on variety in every sense, including class length, yes, but also ability level and workout style. Choose from daily live classes and more than 5,000 on-demand options ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. Programs cover 16 categories—from vinyasa, hatha, kundalini, yin, and Iyengar yoga, to barre, Pilates, cardio, strength, HIIT, and more—so there’s really something for everyone. Try it out with a seven-day free trial. (iOS and Android, $18/month)

7. Find What Feels Good

You may already be familiar with the Yoga With Adriene YouTube channel, but yoga teacher Adriene Mishler also has a subscription app with lots of members-only content. Find What Feels Good gives you easier access to hundreds of yoga videos, plus exclusive classes, premium courses, and a global community aspect. If you’re new to yoga, you’ll love the emphasis on modifications and the oddly specific and relatable flows (like Yoga for Tired Legs and Yoga for Uncertainty). Try it out with a seven-day free trial. (iOS and Android, $13/month)

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8. Apple Fitness+

Yoga is one of the most popular offerings on Apple Fitness+, a fitness service built around the Apple Watch. Classes are taught by a diverse set of experienced instructors that you may know from Instagram, including Jonelle Lewis, Molly Fox, Dustin Brown, and Jessica Skye. You can sort classes by length, music type, and flow style (slow vs. energetic, for example), making it super easy to find the ideal match for your schedule and goals. Also cool: The app offers guided meditation with video and audio components so you can end your workout (or day) with an extra dose of chill. (iOS, $10/month for Apple Watch owners)

9. Yoga Wake Up

Ease into your day with the Yoga Wake Up app. It can replace your usual alarm clock with gentle, audio-guided yoga and meditation that you can do in bed (yes, really). You can also find your flow any time of day with hundreds of on-demand beginner-friendly yoga options. Bonus: All classes are 20-minutes or less, and new sessions are added weekly. And yet another plus: The instructors represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and body types, which gives the app a welcoming vibe. (iOS and Android, $11/month)

10. Yoga International

Billed as the “world’s most diverse yoga site,” Yoga International offers more than 1,000 classes from over 500 teachers through its app. Classes range in length from 15 minutes to more than an hour and cover styles including vinyasa, hatha, yoga for beginners, restorative, kundalini, and yin. Live classes and new content are added daily, with offerings in both English and Spanish. Beyond asanas, the app also offers podcasts and articles to help you deepen your knowledge of yoga. Try it with a 30-day free trial. (iOS and Android, $20/month)


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