You know yoga is great for you—it increases flexibility, makes you stronger, and provides some serious stress relief. But it’s not always easy to make it to class. Luckily, you can practice yoga—and reap all the benefits—from the comfort of your living room by downloading an easy-to-use yoga app.
There are tons of options out there, which is why we did the hard work for you and figured out which yoga apps are best. The Good Housekeeping Institute Wellness Lab vets dozens of fitness products and services each year, determining the ones that are easiest to use, offer the greatest variance in classes, have awesome teachers, and provide the best yoga workouts. Here are our top picks.
Our top lab pick for yoga apps, Glo (previously called Yoga Glo) offers over 3,700 classes—including yoga, pilates, and meditation—led by nearly 50 different teachers. Once you sign up, the platform suggests classes for you to try, or you can easily search for what you’re looking for by using helpful filters like level, duration, body part, required props and more. The super sleek design makes getting started a breeze.
Perfect for beginners, Pocket Yoga offers an extensive “pose dictionary” that breaks down every pose so you can be sure you’re getting it right. Choose from variety of classes, ranging from five minutes to a full hour. You’ll follow along with an animated instructor and have the option to choose your difficulty level. Bonus: Since the app doesn’t require an internet connection, you can practice anytime, anywhere (beach yoga, anyone?).