Everybody knows about Yoga. It’s super popular and it’s a decent workout for those who don’t like weights or running. You can do it at home with proper video (or text) instruction and the equipment isn’t overly expensive for beginners. However, getting into Yoga is quite challenging. There are a lot of ways to do it and tons of instructors out there to choose from. We can help make it a little bit easier. Here are the best yoga apps for Android!
5 Minute Yoga is one of the simpler yoga apps. It focuses on short, five minute sessions of yoga. The app also features daily reminders, a timer, and slightly different exercises every day. Video tutorials would’ve been nice. However, the pictures and descriptions are perfectly fine in a pinch. Plus, it doesn’t require tons of your data to stream the video so there is a good thing about not having videos. It requires a subscription for all of the content. The subscription goes for $1.99 per month or $5.99 per year. Alternatively, a lifetime pass is available for $8.49 as a single payment. We liked that a lot.
Down Dog is a competent yoga experience. It boasts an above average experience for all levels of yoga. Additionally, it has customizable session lengths, various types of workouts, levels, and more. Some additional features include Google Fit support, beginner’s classes, offline support, and voice guidance as well as music during sessions. We liked almost everything about this app. However, it does get rather pricey with its subscriptions. A monthly subscription runs $7.99 per month with yearly subscriptions for $49.99.
Feedly isn’t one of the typical yoga apps. However, the yoga community is surprisingly active. There are tons of blogs, sites, and other content out there. Feedly is an RSS reader of sorts. It lets you search out the yoga blogs you like. It then provides a single spot for all of that content. This is a recommendation for enthusiasts mostly. People who follow the industry and want the latest info should definitely give Feedly a try. It’s also entirely free with no in-app purchases or advertisements.
Pocket Yoga is one of the better yoga apps. It uses a word and image format for position guidance. The app also includes over 200 poses with full descriptions and images, practice sessions, a logbook of your yoga activity, and it even plays music. Pocket Yoga also utilizes a karma system. The more you practice, the more karma you get. That karma unlocks additional things within the app. You can also buy karma instead via the in-app purchases. Otherwise, all you really have to pay for this app is $2.99. It’s definitely worth that.
Track Yoga is another really decent yoga app. It offers courses and sessions for beginner, intermediate, and advanced yoga fans. Additionally, the app includes HD video content, a pose library, and the opportunity to preview sessions before actually starting them. It even has a bunch of freestyle workouts. The app also utlizies a Kriya system similar to Pocket Yoga’s karma system. The points unlock various exercises. You can buy Kriya points or earn them by using the app. There is also an optional subscription that unlocks everything.
Udemy was not our first guess when it came to yoga apps. However, there is actually quite a bit of yoga content here. Even a cursory search gave us dozens of results. There are courses for things like seven day yoga challenges, managing back pain, and even some hybrid yoga courses that mix yoga with more traditional exercise. The courses can get expensive. However, there is a lot of unique content here as well. Whether or not it’s right for depends on what you’re looking for and what you’re willing to spend. If it helps, buying a course once gives you basically unlimited access to it forever.
Yoga Poses and Classes is a fairly basic yoga experience. That doesn’t make it bad, though. It features HD videos, over 100 poses, a pose search, various classes, and more. The app also boasts classes for beginners, intermediates, and experts. Classes range from ten minutes to 30 minutes each. There are even some scheduling and logging features. Some users complain about videos not always working properly. This app appears to be entirely free, though. Thus, we didn’t expect total perfection. We searched high and low for a subscription or in-app purchase and couldn’t find any. This app does have ads, but that seems to be it.
Yoga Studio is a popular option for yoga apps. It features a large library of poses, over 70 yoga and meditation classes, HD video, and a lot more. The app supports sessions between ten and 60 minutes long. You can also customize them. Some other features include scheduling and tracking support, a pose search, pose blocks, Chromecast support, and more. This app was a single purchase. However, they recently transitioned to a subscription model. We’re not a fan of that. However, the subscription is cheaper than many competitors. That’s a small concession, but at least there is one.
YouTube is good for basically everything. That includes yoga. There are hundreds of yoga-centric channels out there. For instance, Yoga With Adrene is a fairly popular and active channel with some great yoga videos. You can find full classes that range from a few minutes to well over an hour. YouTube is also completely free and that makes it one of the better yoga apps for those on a budget. YouTube Red is available for $9.99 per month. That lets you download videos for offline use and it also removes ads. Both are excellent features for practicing yoga offline or avoiding ad breaks.
Eventually, yoga enthusiasts may need gear. There are plenty of options for this. Brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart, Target, etc should have the basics and they also have mobile apps. Some enthusiasts seem to like Lululemon quite a bit. Sporting goods stores often have yoga gear as well. Let’s not forget the heavy-hitting online retailers like Amazon as well. There are tons of places to get good yoga gear and most of them have mobile apps. Those apps are usually free.
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