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Yoga Apps

Yoga Apps for iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

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Updated May 21, 2014

Most yoga apps follow a similar model. These apps are basically an electronic version of yoga flash cards, though some also include narration and sequencing. Our favorites stand out from the crowd by virtue of their expertise or unique visuals.

1. iYoga Premium

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iYoga Premium for the iPad is a great boon for people who like to do yoga at home. It offers a pose library with audio and visual instruction, the ability to create your own sequences and a unique anatomical display that shows you which muscles are being used in each pose.

2. Authentic Yoga

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Authentic Yoga is a iPhone/iPod app from alternative medicine expert Deepak Chopra and yoga instructor Tara Stiles. Chopra gives a series of video lectures on understanding yoga philosophy and provides narration throughout the application and Stiles demonstrates the yoga asanas.

3. Drishti Yoga Quiz Cards

This app changes it up by allowing your to test your knowledge of pose names in English and Sanskrit. You can also use the program to study the names of the poses. My only criticism is that the image quality on some of the photos isn't very good.

4. Yoga STRETCH

Yoga STRETCH is one of the most popular yoga apps on iTunes. This app features the ability to customize your routine by choosing the duration, music, and teacher's voice. You can also pause the sequence and skip over poses. The poses are nicely illustrated in silhouette.

5. Yoga RELAX

Brought to you by the same folks who designed Yoga STRETCH, Yoga RELAX is a gentler, shorter yoga routine.

6. Yoga Deck

An index of 70 yoga poses. Each pose includes an illustration, instructions, benefits, and the Sanskrit pronunciation of the pose name. The index is browsable by name or pose type and can also be searched.

7. Pret-a-Yoga

Features a sun salutation sequence, with the ability to choose how many reps you want to do. The photographic illustrations are well done and you can access different angles of the pose.

8. Mindbody Yoga

One of several apps that uses GPS to find yoga studios close to wherever you happen to be.

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