International Yoga Day is set to be celebrated in India and around the world on June 21. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that this year’s theme for International Yoga Day will be “Yoga For Humanity.” To celebrate yoga day from the safety of your home, you can download yoga apps on your phone to help access yoga-related information, practices, and tips. These apps don’t only help you check out classes, yoga poses, and motivation right on your smartphone screen, but also let you curate your training according to your fitness levels and needs. While these apps are free to download, nearly all of them will ask for a membership fee to offer exclusive content as well as for removing ads.
Here are the top 5 yoga apps to download on your phone, selected on the basis of user reviews and app store ratings:
With over 50 lakh downloads on the Google Play store and over 2.52 lakh reviews, Down Dog currently enjoys a Play store rating of 4.9 stars (out of 5). Perfectly suitable for beginners, Down Dog boasts of never repeating the same workout over and over again. It offers over 60,000 different configurations to suit every need. From dynamic music to six different yoga trainer voices to choose from, Down Dog is a perfect companion for your yoga practice.
Daily Yoga: Fitness+Meditation
Winner of Google Play’s Editor Choice 2022 award, Daily Yoga has seen over 1 crore downloads on Android and enjoys a Play store rating of 4.7 stars. The app will offer easy access to dozens of yoga poses, guided yoga classes, and even weight-loss yoga challenges to keep you engaged. Daily Yoga also comes with a Smart Coach feature, which helps set up a 28-day schedule of classes to help you reach your goals.
Yoga For Beginner – Yoga App
With over 10 lakh downloads, the Yoga App currently enjoys a Google Play rating of 4.8 stars. From improving mindfulness to burning off unwanted fat, the Yoga App can be easily customized for your needs. It offers 30-day yoga workout plans for weight loss and also provides exercises that you can do anywhere, any time you want. The app also boasts of providing “scientifically proven yoga workouts for women.”
With over 1 crore downloads, Yoga-Go currently enjoys a Google Play rating of 4.6 stars. Perfect for setting up your home-based yoga training schedule. Yoga-Go provides workout videos from professionals, three difficult levels with options to customise for women and men, over 300 workout programmes, and new content every month.
Yoga – Track Yoga
With over 5 lakh downloads, Yoga – Track Yoga is currently rated 4.8 stars on Google Play. Suitable for beginners, the app provides a detailed yoga guide that can be explored and followed at your own pace. You can set weekly goals, collect badges, and set session reminders as well.
Additionally, suitable for finding verified Yoga centres: Namaste-Yoga from the Ministry of Ayush
Apart from the aforementioned apps, the Ministry of Ayush also has its own yoga app, called Namaste-Yoga. It has been downloaded over 10 trillion times, as per Google Play. The app lets you locate yoga centers near your location, along with upcoming events and verified trainers. Apart from yoga-related information, Namaste-Yoga will also act as your personal fitness tracker, helping count daily steps and burned calories.