This is our list of the best apps for practising yoga at home.

There are so many reasons to download a yoga app to your phone. If you’re just getting started, the best yoga apps for beginners can help you to do so without the pressure of attending a class, thus allowing you to schedule your practice on your own time so it fits with your life and ability level. For those who are seasoned pros, the best yoga apps in 2021 offer a way to practice anytime, anywhere. And since spring is now in full swing, it’s the ideal moment to take your mat outside and get your chakras spinning.

There are, however, so many yoga apps out there that the agony of choice can feel confusing and stressful. This list of the best free yoga apps are tried, tested and beloved by thousands of Yogis across the world (do note, most are free to download, though some have pricing structures for accessing classes after a free trial). Whether you want top-rated personalised practice or a free yoga app for beginners, find it by checking this list. Namaste.

Glo




If you’re a first-time downloader of a yoga app, Glo is a great choice. For those just starting their practice, it usefully offers yoga, meditation, Pilates and fitness classes all in one place, so that you can try out a few options and feel your way instinctively to what works best for you. The app is beautifully presented and extremely easy to navigate. If you’re a beginner, the classes – of which there are some 4,000 to choose from, taught by Glo’s twenty-nine resident instructors – are clear, easy to follow and easy to find. Downloading the app is free, and you can decide whether it’s for you over the course of a seven-day free trial. Helpfully, before you begin your trial, the app suggests that you answer three questions, which in turn steers you to the most appropriate place. Thereafter, membership costs $18 per month. Try it out here.


Pocket Yoga




‘Your yoga instructor everywhere you go.’ That’s how Pocket Yoga, which is available on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Android, describes itself. And indeed, should you fancy going full downward dog at the drop of a hat, you can certainly do so under the guidance of this flexible yoga app. Simply whip out your phone to recreate the vibe of a yoga studio as a soothing voice talks you through your practice and gentle atmospheric music plays in the background. If you’re unsure about any of the poses, you can check in with its fully illustrated comprehensive pose dictionary. Download it here for just £2.99, after which there is no monthly subscription.


Asana Rebel




If you want to build a whole new lifestyle, Asana Rebel is an app designed to do exactly that. Encouraging you to make incremental changes daily, its prompts include fun quizzes and sharing nutrition hacks that will help you to slowly build a healthier lifestyle. Something of a one-stop shop for health, it covers everything from meditation to productivity to work outs to sleep health. With over 50,000 reviews on App Store, this is one of the most popular and top-rated apps out there. We recommend it if you want to build yoga into your daily life – and occasionally switch up your routine with the plethora of high-intensity workouts on there, too. You can download it and try out all the different elements free of charge, but you will need to upgrade to premium (£31 per quarter) for access all areas. We love that you can select whether you want to do a four-minute, ten-minute or twenty-five-minute workout. No wonder the likes of David Beckham is purported to be a fan. Check it out here.


Yoga Workouts By Daily Burn




With classes that range from fifteen to 45 minutes, Yoga Workouts By Daily Burn is designed to fit into all lifestyles seamlessly. Gone are the days when you had to schlep to the gym; now, if you find you have a spare fifteen minutes on your hands, you can whip out a yoga mat and use that time wisely. All of its workouts can be downloaded and viewed offline, while the app offers a daily midday three-to-five-minute ‘re-center’ sessions, to help reset your day. We like the personalisation aspect; the app will design a weekly plan around your specific goals and fitness levels. Perfect for stretching and developing flexibility, you can download the app free, and after that, membership is $9.99 a month. Download it here.


Peloton Digital




At £12 per month, Peloton Digital is one of the more expensive apps available for download. It is, however, extremely comprehensive, with everything from bootcamps to meditations to cardio to strength training on offer. We’re here for the yoga, however. Classes range from between five minutes and 75 minutes and, for anyone who needs a refresher, there is a basics library to refer back to. Plus, if you ever feel like switching up your exercise routine, the app is awash with classes for all tastes and abilities. Try it here.


By Nancy Alsop
April 2021

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