As the ongoing pandemic continues to keep many of us at home, all the negative news that we consume can take a toll on our overall health. Taking care of our mental and physical health is more important than anything to not feel overwhelmed by everything going around. One of the best ways to ensure a healthy body and mind is by doing yoga. Yoga has numerous benfits on our physical health – increasing muscle strength, improving respiration, weight reduction, maintaining the right metabolism, increasing flexibility and much more. Mental benefits of yoga include – improved concentration, reduction in stress and anxiety, self-awareness and developing coping skills for a more positive outlook towards life.
Particularly during this time when being healthy and having a strong immune system is so important, yoga can do wonders. With the right app on your phone, you can practice yoga at your home without breaking the social distancing rule. Here we have Top 5 Yoga Apps for your Android phone:
Cure.fit by Curefit Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., started with offline fitness centers and has now exapanded to giving online classes as well. They are providing with a 14-day free trial, after which the membership is priced at just Rs.249 per month. Members will have access to their pre-loaded videos, podcasts and live classes for which you can book a slot according to your convenience. Packs for yoga range from Pranayama to Suryanamaskara and from Relaxing Asanas to Power Yoga. You can also track your live experience with the energy meter and leaderboard. They also offer exclusive masterclasses with celebrity fitness trainers. The app also supports chromecast, making it easier for you to watch the videos on a bigger screen.
Art of Living App by The Art of Living Foundation, offers pre-loaded personality development videos, podcasts, relaxing music, e-books, techniques of relaxation through meditation and yoga. They provide with Yoga routines that cater to different needs of people, such as yoga for weight loss, yoga to deal with a particular health condition like asthama or diabetes, yoga for athletes, yoga for mindfulness and more. The app supports 22 languages, including English, 11 regional languages and 10 foreign languages. The app is free to download and has many pre-loaded videos. To access the premium content one can buy the yearly, half yearly or quarterly plan for Rs. 899, Rs. 499 and Rs. 299 respectively.
3. Daily Yoga
Daily Yoga by Daily Yoga Culture Technology Co. Ltd., has the largest base of users from all over the world. You can interact with its active community of global users to share ideas and get advice. The pro subsription offers steps on 500+ asanas, workshops, guided yoga, pilates, meditation sessions plus the largest yoga pose library for men and women from beginner to advance level. The app provides you the option to create your own private yoga plan if the default plan doesn’t suit you. Daily Yoga even has weekly programs that focus on varous goals such as body toning, mental health enhancement and more. The app also works with Google Fit to help you track your activity. It gives a free collection of 6 programs and 13 sessions to everyone. The Pro plan is for Rs. 649.55/month and Rs. 6,100/ year.
4. Down Dog
Down Dog by Yoga Buddhi Co., offers more than 60,000 different configurations, which means a new yoga practice every time. This app guides the user through a smooth yoga journey starting with a 3-day intro to Yoga session desgined to stretch your whole body and strengthen your back, giving you a perfect kickstart. The app offers plenty of routines for all levels ranging from beginner 1, beginner 2, intermediate 1, intermediate 2 and advanced and different practice durations, from 10 minutes to 110 minutes. You can pretty much experience the feel of the whole app with the free version, but the pro version will give you access to more options with a higher personalized experience. The pro version of the app is for Rs. 690 per month and Rs 4,100 for the yearly plan.
5. Keep Yoga
When you sign in, the app asks details about your age, gender, height, weight and your daily activity hours to calculate your BMI and BMR to help you track your progress. Additionally, it also supports Google Fit and TV App. The app includes more than 50+ yoga routines and 10+ yoga categories. Each category includes free as well as locked videos. It also gives a detailed benefit of a particular yoga pose in the description below every video and helps you schedule your workout plan on a calendar. The locked videos can be accessed by purchasing the premium priced at Rs 199/month and Rs. 999/year. The premium account even unlocks all the premium content on Keep Trainer and one account can be accessed by 5 devices. That’s a pretty fair deal!