This is not an instructional yoga app. This is a unique and one of a kind application in yoga as this app is specially designed for yoga students and teachers alike looking for inspiration in their practice and practice the correct pronunciation of the names of the poses in Sanskrit.
The Lite Version:
The lite version of the app contains ten postures in each category from the best-selling yoga coffee table book “Yoga from the Heart” by Yogananth Andiappan. Users can pay in app to purchase to unlock the full version to have access to the full four hundred postures, which are all classified for easy access and come with search and also can pay to unlock the audio names of all 400 poses.
Yoga is now more popular than ever, however, many people do not recognize it as an art form. Yogananth Andiappan, who started yoga from the age of two started learning yoga “from the heart”, is a living manifestation of this art form. He launched “Yoga from the Heart”, the world’s first yoga coffee table book which is a collection of four hundred beautifully taken extraordinary asanas (postures) chosen from a few thousand, many of which have never been photographed before.
This book is an inspiration to all Yoga lovers as well as Art lovers alike. The book has now been developed into an app to bring the same inspiration to a wider audience on the go. This is a must have app for anyone interested in yoga and Indian art. Witness the mind boggling yoga postures perfected effortlessly by a lifelong yogi, Yogananth Andiappan, son of Dr. Asana Andiappan who is a renowned yoga Guru in India.
All the names of the postures are translated into twelve languages, Sanskrit, English, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Portuguese
All the four hundred postures are classified and can be searched by the following categories:-
1) Asanas Classified according to the Chakra (Energy Centres)
2) Asanas Classified according to the Dosha (Elements)
3) Asanas Classified according to the Pranas (Energies)
4) Level of Intensity of the postures from 10- 100
5) Position Search (Front bending, Inversion, Seated, Standing, Back Bending, Balancing, and Twisting)
6) Sanskrit and English names of asanas (postures) search.
7) Audio recording of the names of the asanas in Sanskrit.
The asanas are classified according to the chakra it stimulates while doing the posture, and the awareness point to be focused on while holding the postures. Focusing on a particular chakra before, during and after the posture can enhance the circulation of Prana to all the internal organs related to that chakra. It also helps to expose and develop the qualities of the related chakra within us.
The asanas are classified according to the dosha that they help balance. The balance of the doshas also helps balance the five elements in our body. They are responsible for coordinating and directing all the substances and structures of the body. Any disturbance or imbalance in their equilibrium can lead to several kinds of ailments and diseases.
All the asanas (postures) are classified and categorized for those who are practicing Hatha Yoga regularly (daily) for more than one year. Some postures are classified according to the level of difficulty in the steps to achieve the posture, while some postures are classified according to the level of flexibility which the body needs to develop to achieve the posture. Overall, the intensity of the posture is just reference guide.
"While Andiappan's practice may be unattainable for many readers, his attitude of delight and discovery in the body's potential is accessible to all. In Yoga from the Heart, Andiappan has created an album of inspiration for yogis of all practices and levels." - Yoga Journal – USA
Audio Functions with the names of the poses, Search the poses according to its Doshas & Pranas. Poses names search function in Sanskrit and English, Portuguese language added to the names of the pose.
Ratings and Reviews
Great for teachers
These are advanced level postures, so this is not the app for a beginner. But they're beautifully demonstrated (I got the full app) and the way the poses correspond to chakras is really useful.
Favorite Asana Reference App!
As a visual reference for asana form, this app can not be beaten.
A unique feature is an option to view chakra-based asanas. No other app I've seen offers this option.
Photos are crystal clear and inspiring.
I bought the full app and, because it enhances my enjoyment of yoga and expands my variety of asana practice, I am delighted and thankful.
Get this app
Great pictures. Get the full app for less than a cup of coffee. You won't regret it.
- Anna Hsu
- 135.8 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright 2014 : www.yogananth.com
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock full search functions $4.99
- Voice function for the names of the poses $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.