Yoga can be hard work for beginners, as it takes some courage to get into a group class when you're pretty sure you have the least control over it. Although our advice is not the concern – everyone was once a beginner – a yoga app can be a useful way to learn about the practice before you do it in front of others.
Not just beginners can benefit from it either by downloading a yoga app. All levels are provided by the extensive range of apps that provide a flow that you can follow when you have a free moment. Here are our five main recommendations:
There are 27 routines for this app that uses an animated figure to guide you through the poses. A handy feature is that you can play your own music through the app rather than having to listen to the relaxing Zen-by-Number soundtrack that accompanies most routines in yoga apps. Even better is the library of over 200 yoga poses that you can use anytime to improve your understanding of the right posture.
Download on the App Store and Google Play | App Store £ 2.99, Google Play £ 2.51
Yoga for Beginners
A free and very simple app that contains 15 short yoga routines that are rated by difficulty level and how many calories they burn. There are several great beginner options, as you would expect from the name of the app, and all routines are less than 15 minutes long, so you can find one even on the busiest days.
Download from the App Store and Google Play | Free
The Fiit app includes video workouts that are divided into three sections: Cardio, Strength and Rebalance. In the latter, you will find a variety of great yoga exercises, led by well-known coaches like Cat Meffan. The routines are rated by difficulty, and you can choose between 25 and 45 minute sessions.
Download on the App Store | Free, premium £ 45 a quarter, £ 120 a year | FIIT Review
The Essentials collection of classes in this premium app is a great way to get started. It offers ten beginner courses, eleven advanced and nine advanced. The app also has special sections that cover yoga for back pain, mental health and runners, as well as prenatal yoga. And if you want to go into meditation besides yoga, there are also guided sessions.
Download on the App Store and Google Play | £ 9.99 per month, £ 95.99 per year
There are over 200 yoga, pilates, meditation and training classes in this app and more than 50 workout plans based on parent Aim for goals like losing weight, staying healthy or doing yoga. A limited selection of courses is available free of charge, but to access the training plans and all sessions, you need a premium subscription.
Download from the App Store and Google Play | Free, premium £ 18.49 per month, £ 66.99 per year