You’re not alone if you don’t automatically pair tech and yoga in your mind, but what should you do if you still want to get your yoga practice in but for some reason you can't get to a yoga studio?
You can access yoga classes, yoga apps, and even guided meditations to make your home practice your main practice — and keep your body and mind happy.
Yoga Apps: What Can They Do?
While looking at your phone isn’t quite as zen as having someone guide you through a class, some zen is better than none at all. Thankfully, there are yoga apps out there for everyone, no matter what stage you’re in on your yoga journey. The best ones are paid, of course, but we’re talking about less than it costs for a cup of coffee once a month.
Pocket Yoga is a great option for Apple users since it will connect with your Apple Watch and your Apple TV if you have one/both. There is an Android version, but it doesn’t have the same linking capabilities. This app is about $3 per month and shows you how to do at least 200 different poses. It will even let you know how long to stay in each pose and show you variations for your mood or difficulty level.
This app sometimes references the use of a yoga block or a strap. Using yoga accessories makes it easier for beginners and those with flexibility or injury limitations to access certain poses. Yoga should never hurt, so please use them as necessary.
Yoga on the Go
Let’s say you don’t have time to do a full hour-long yoga practice or even a full 20 minutes. Then you should check out the app Five Minute Yoga. It’ll take you through some guided and — you guessed it — five-minute routines that help you get zen on the go.
Want to access this app and not run your data out when you’re not on WiFi? Make sure you have a phone plan that allows you to use a data hotspot without charging you an arm and a leg.
Thanks Sheila Johnson @ZENthusiast