Move more, feel better
Discover how these yoga apps can help upgrade your life.
It’s easy to go from sitting all day to lounging all evening before worrying about your own lethargy. Introduce yoga to your day, however, and you could see your dwindling energy levels reinvigorated.
Get started the right way
“Don’t worry too much about if you’re doing the right class. You’ll quickly learn what is and isn’t for you,” yoga teacher and public speaker, Sanchia Legister explains. “Do, however, check the level. Going straight in to a class that says ‘experienced’ isn’t going to make you feel good.”
Helping you experiment without pushing your body beyond its limits, Yogaia curates a list of classes based on your current level. And because you can’t expect to have flawless technique straight away, the app offers live video classes with qualified instructors who can offer instant feedback on your flow.
Yogaia: Yoga & Meditation
Flexibility, Stretching, Poses
Master your movements
“Yoga has the facade of looking easier than it is,” says Legister. “You’re not going to get better in just a week, but setting the goal of doing two yoga sessions every week will help you get beyond the struggle and to a place of enjoyment.”
Preventing you from feeling discouraged, Yoga Studio: Meditation & Body helps you find a rhythm that works for you. Filled with video guides of individual poses and movement combinations, the app lets you schedule classes to your timeframe and download sessions when you know you’re going to be on the move.
Yoga Studio: Mind & Body
Learn yoga, relax, feel better
Take your learnings home
“When you take your practice home you can achieve a bit more confidence,” says Legister. “There’s a freedom to behave exactly how you want and you can take a bit more ownership of your learning by pausing and rewinding things to really refine a certain pose or movement.”
Giving you this added freedom, Boxx offers a variety of class lengths to fit your available free time. And with all sessions available on iPhone, iPad and at home on Apple TV, you can roll out your yoga mat wherever you are. The app even offers classes with Legister as your teacher.
Boxx HIIT Cardio Boxing Yoga
Fun Exercise & Workout Videos
Find your favourite form
You’ve mastered the basics, now it’s time to find a speciality. Why? Well, according to Legister: “Once you know the style of yoga that you enjoy the most – be it vinyasa, ashtanga or hatha – you start to know what sort of class you need based on how you’re feeling at any particular time.”
With almost 4,000 classes covering 49 teachers and 16 styles of yoga, Glo is filled with enough variety to let you trial all yoga styles before narrowing down onto your favourite and advancing your skills in this area.
Glo - Yoga and Meditation
Calm your mind
“The way our mood and bodies feel is linked to what’s going on mentally” Legister explains. “Yoga is a good way of pausing that extra chat and free you from the fluctuations of your mind and the tightness in the body that can be caused by stress.”
Helping you balance the physical benefits with mental refinements, Asana Rebel offers a wide array of sessions attuned to improving your focus and mental balance. Mixed in amongst its fitness-focused sessions these classes will help you work on your breathing and relaxation. A zen mind and body awaits.