Yoga is a popular form of exercise and spiritual awareness for many people all over the world. But getting in some downward dog, shoulder stand or tree doesn't have to mean paying big money for a yoga studio.
Thanks to apps made for smartphones and tablets, yogis can now sign in to a virtual yoga practice just about anywhere. The apps include build-your-own yoga flows as well as established yoga sequences that are popular with other users. Some apps even include the soothing voice of a virtual yoga instructor and soothing music to make your practice easier.
So what are you waiting for? Roll out your mat and grab your smartphone or tablet. Here are a few of the best yoga apps available now for iPhone and Android devices.
The Pocket Yoga app includes step by step instructions and is perfect for taking your yoga practice on the road. The app includes a yoga practice flow to follow along and you can choose to customize your music, photos and instructor's voice.
It can be downloaded for $2.99 in iTunes or another online app store.
The Yoga Studio app allows users to listen to their own music and even create playlists for their practices. A virtual yogi walks users through a practice. It can be downloaded for $2.99 in an online app store.
This free app is like have your own personal yoga instructor where ever you are. Users can select a workout length and routine and choose to do a complete workout or start from a particular pose in the sequence.
Daily Yoga is another free yoga app that is great for beginning yogis as well as experienced practitioners. The app is easy to use and both quick and long sessions are available.