YOGA is incredible! Unfortunately, going to classes doesn’t always fit into your schedule or budget.
That’s where the Yoga Studio App comes in.
I discovered this app a few months ago when I was looking for a way to get more active and because I wanted a way to stretch, relax and strengthen my muscles.
I have trouble with a lot of tense and weak spots – my neck, shoulders and back are usually tight from my desk job and long commute and my weak glutes (yes, my physio told me I have a weak butt) have caused me a fair amount of knee pain.
I’ve been to a proper yoga class before and it was one of the most intense experiences of my life – my arms and legs have never shaken so much!
But, not wanting to spend much money or buy anything special, I downloaded the Yoga Studio app for about $4, picked a class and got started.
Using the app at home meant I could start slow and, if I’m honest, do a class in my pajamas.
The classes are easy to follow, have relaxing background music and a calming instructor’s voice and the video shows you every move and the beginner’s classes weren’t too overwhelming.
You can choose between beginner, intermediate and advanced classes and whether you want to focus on flexibility, strength or a combination of the two.
After only a couple of classes I remembered all of the poses and felt like I was moving through them more fluidly.
The thing I love most about this app is the different class lengths: 15 minutes, 30 minutes and 60 minutes.
When I’m short on time, 15 minutes is easy to squeeze in and I like having the option of the hour-long class when I want a more intense workout.
I invested in a yoga mat after a few weeks but before that I was practicing on a fluffy rug and felt that was sufficient.
The mat does help with trying to get the positioning of my feet right, though.
The app lets you study each of the poses before or after a class and you can create your own classes too.
I really like that you don’t have to use the internet after you download a class – it’s yours to play as many times as you like without running up a huge bill.
I tried to think of some downsides for this app, I really did. But I honestly couldn’t think of anything I wanted to change about it!
I’m still on the beginner’s classes but I really want to step it up over the next couple of months.
It was also really calming and it helped me wind down at the end of the day.
If you want to try yoga or want to get away from structured classes, this is the app to do it with!
Check out Yoga Studio here and happy stretching!
10 thoughts on “Getting flexible with a yoga app”
I’m about to start a yoga class but can only afford 4 weeks! I think I might download this for after the class so I can still do it in the comfort of my own home, great post!
Thanks Ciara! It makes it really easy to keep practicing!
This is great! I have been looking for something like this! I found some crazy awesome poses on Pinterest and inspiration sprouted Haha.
I LOVE this app! I’ve been using it for about a month now and it really is perfect – great pace, tons of variety and the voiceover doesn’t bug me (which is a HUGE win!). My flexibility is improving so quickly using this app. Great review! x
That’s awesome to hear!! And how good is it when the voice over doesn’t make you want to throw your iPad out the window?!?
I love how relaxing yoga feels but still allows your body to get in shape. I agree with you sometimes it’s hard to get to a yoga class since they are usually at night or early in the morning so I like to exercise from home. 🙂
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My sister and I have been attending classes at our local gym, but we’d never thought of giving Yoga a try, definitely need to look into it! x
This is pretty cute! Never knew they had yoga apps.
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