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.
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.
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.
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. Yoga Teacher
This app is different because it offers you a chance to play yoga teacher. Your job is to correct the alignment of the yogini on the screen. It's fun to test your alignment knowledge, but the controls are a little clunky, and with only 10 poses in rotation, there's not much incentive for repeated use.
One of several apps that allows you to study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali while on the go.