Sometimes, though, a little inspiration helps. Dozens of yoga apps offer this inspiration in the form of mix-and-match workouts and breathing exercises that can be customized to give you the difficulty level you’re looking for and take only the amount of time you have to spend. In essence, your smartphone becomes your yoga instructor.
For beginners, yoga apps can also seem less intimidating than yoga classes, but beware: No app we found can replace an in-person lesson for teaching the correct alignment and safety in postures, and it was very rare that apps offered modifications for beginners, even in beginner-level sequences. We’ll note which apps are more beginner-friendly, but if you’ve never done so much as a Mountain Pose in your life, seek out at least one beginner class before starting an app-based practice. Continue reading >>