Whether you are a veteran of this sport or it is your first time, these are the most popular ‘apps’ to practice it and better manage uncertainty these days.
Mobile and mat are sufficient.
Most of the students in any yoga class in the West are women. But it was not always like this. Quite the contrary: except for a few exceptions, yoga came from India from the hands of men and designed by and for them.
But it is not that men are from Mars and women from Venus. It’s they belong to different galaxies, at least in what concerns us here. Different needs correspond to different life cycles. So there is nothing more logical than adapting this ancient science to their needs, which after all make up the vast majority of practitioners (8 out of 10 in the US, according to the reference journal Yoga Journal ).
Promises to leave a good number of dead hours ahead inside our homes.
In addition to the advice published by the Madrid College of Psychologists to overcome the fear and anxiety that this situation can produce, spending time playing sports can reduce restlessness and worry.
Yoga is one of the best alternative because it can be practiced at home with little material (with a mat is enough) and there are tutorials and applications to guide classes.
We collect below the best six apps to practice it from home (whatever your level):
With thousands of ratings in the App Store, Down Dog is one of the most popular applications (and best rated: 4.9 out of 5). Among its virtues, it stands out that it is perfect for beginners (they offer a three-day introduction to the discipline) and for the most seasoned yogis.
With its 60,000 training combinations, it will be impossible to repeat the same class twice, so boredom is ruled out. Besides, it includes six different instructor voices so that each user can choose which is more relaxing or enjoyable.
Although their subscription costs $ 7.99 a month, they have just announced that it will be free until June 1 to encourage anyone to play sports from home amid the coronavirus crisis.
Find what feels good
Texan Adriene Mishler, at the head of this app, accumulates more than 6 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, Yoga with Adriene. It is one of the pioneers in the online teaching of this discipline since in 2012 it began to share its knowledge in the form of a video.
Its application, Find what feels good, is an extension of that universe in which it has earned a great reputation thanks to its detailed explanations or its advice to adapt the exercises according to the level, mood, or available time of those who go do.
Although the videos are in English, they are easy to follow and have a careful editing. Those who want to check it out for themselves can download the app for free and try it out for a week (after that the cost is $ 9.99 a month).
Yoga for beginners
Known in the English version of this application is perfect for all those who want to take advantage of quarantine to start in the world of yoga. In addition to being free, an advantage to keep in mind, it offers three types of yoga for first-timers: Vinyasa Yoga (three classes to learn basic postures such as the downward-facing dog or the chaturanga), Hatha Yoga (other three classes a little slower) and Restorative Yoga (the most relaxing, perfect for stretching muscles and releasing tension).
The best? You only need a mat and you will learn to control breathing, which is essential these days.
More than 500 asanas, more than 200 guided yoga classes (also pilates and meditation), and more than 50 exercise plans. Daily Yoga is probably the largest library of this discipline available on the net and one of the most downloaded yoga applications.
Not only is it possible to choose the intensity of each exercise according to your needs, but it allows you to ask questions to the best yoga experts around the world through the Apple Health application.
It also allows you to monitor activity with the Apple Watch and offers routines from five minutes to 70 to adapt to all needs. It’s not the cheapest on the list ($ 13 a month), but it’s worth it. There’s a reason they call it the Yoga Bible.
Get fit, lose weight and start a healthy lifestyle are three of the results that Asana Rebel promises. This German app launched in 2015 mixes yoga and fitness and allows you to search for workouts by objectives, duration, or intensity.
It is the perfect option for those who, in addition to improving flexibility, breathing, and toning the body, seek to do a little yoga for cardio. Of course, although they indicate that it is free, the truth is that you have to pay as soon as it is downloaded.
The twelve-month program costs 77.99$, but different rates apply for shorter residence times. It is available has already exceeded ten million downloads.
In this case, it is an animation instead of a teacher who guides the explanations and classes. The most interesting thing is that it houses more than 200 illustrated poses and an extensive dictionary that describes each one and its benefits.
The best? Allows you to change the default music for your playlist. It is in English, but it is intuitive and easy to follow. Its download price is 3.49 dollars.