We all experience some sort of major stress in our lives that leaves us so frazzled, we can’t tell our Asana from our Dharma.
As we are constantly on the lookout for ways to cope with the anxiety and pressure of our daily demands, yoga can be a balanced way to help us maintain a healthy physicality and mentality. Effectively fighting stress and relieving anxiety, yoga classes and retreats are not something everyone can afford though. Sure, we can practice from home but who will hold you accountable?
Considered the world’s biggest yoga network, the Yoga.com Studio app for Android and iOS features an extensive library of diverse poses to meditation methods, HD video demonstrations and 3D muscle images. Perfect for holistic health fiends, yogis can find solutions for headaches, weight loss or even moves to enhance those “burning desires” through diverse programs. And to help you be accountable for routinely practicing, create a profile and join users on the site's "Inspire" section.
Unsure of how you can adjust your asana with baby on the way? Embrace the beauty of your pregnancy with this pre and postnatal guide from The Daily Burn, featuring acclaimed yoga expert, Briohny Smyth of Bryce Yoga. With programs specifically designed for every trimester and a calendar to track progress, Beautiful Belly’s full-length videos led by Smyth help to strengthen the connection between your mind and body. While it's easy to follow along with these exercises, it’s best to talk to your doctor before diving into any new routine when you're expecting.
Ideal for new users and yogi masters alike, this comprehensive app has been touted as one of the best in the industry. With an extensive library of yoga and meditation classes sorted by level and focus, Yoga Studio lets variety seekers take part in stellar classes and customizable routines with flexible options. If you’re looking to Kapotasana to some Luke Bryan, look no further — this app also lets you play your favorite jams while listening to the teacher’s cues for every pose.
This quintessential app is impeccably suited for the Womanista on a time crunch. With practices under 30 minutes designed by professional yoga instructors, users can browse 50 classes containing more than 400 poses cleverly sorted by yoga skills and body parts. From yoga moves promoting healthy menstruation to weight loss, users can create their own plans, track progress and stay inspired through its global community of yogis.
If you’re looking for an app that feels like a real class — minus the crowd and group sweat — you’re in luck. Designed for everyone from new parents to athletes, this relaxed and inclusive yoga experience developed by Chaz Rough will help you to gain strength, flexibility, deal with anxiety, and improve the quality of your life. The app boasts a podcast-like style, an unintimidating instructor and a class-like format -- every yogi will love this app.
If you love to hit the yoga mats with a friend, this app is perfect for daring duos. Designed to test your strength, balance, flexibility and, of course, trust, Flying Therapeutics Acroyoga was created with yogi novices in mind. As a bodywork practice that lets users benefit from weightless, inverted and restorative treatment, this app contains 50 videos you can view from multiple angles, along with detailed descriptions to help you along the way.