The best yoga apps for beginners

Release your inner yogi by downloading one of these yoga apps.

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by Emily Thorpe |

We all know how daunting it can be to begin something new but if yoga is something you're interested in starting, what about downloading a yoga app?

Compared to the cost of a set of yoga classes, an app is relatively inexpensive, with some even free which is ideal if you're unsure you want to commit yet. They're easy to follow and will talk you through exactly what you need to do, offering tips and advice. A yoga app is also handy for being about to do yoga where you fancy, whether it's in your living room or on the beach when you're on holiday.

To help you get started, we've found seven yoga apps for beginners to help begin your yoga journey.

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Best yoga app for beginners

Yoga for Beginners

This app is highly rated and perfect for newbies. All the classes are free of charge and easy to learn and perform. The voice guidance will clear your mind, helping to learn to meditate, de-stress and feel calm.

Cost: Free. Available for iOS and Android.

Download Yoga for Beginners here

5 Minute Yoga

If you've only got a few minutes to spare, this is the yoga app for you. You can easily build your yoga practise into your daily routine whether it's first thing in the morning or right before bed. A timer function ensures all poses are performed for the correct amount of time and sessions never take longer than five minutes.

Cost: Free but optional premium level available. Available for iOS and Android.

Download 5 Minute Yoga here

GLO

This is one of the best yoga apps out there with 4.9/5 stars. It offers a range of yoga practises from ashtanga, vinyasa flow, partner yoga, meditation, and more. The app is also compatible with Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV.

Cost: $18 per month, with a 15-day free trial. Available for iOS and Android.

Download the GLO app here

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Yoga Time

It is recommended to start with the Beginner Yoga Series on this free app. This will give you a solid foundation for the rest of your yoga practice before you can then move on to some of the classes in the Basic Yoga category and then explore the rest of the Yoga Categories.

You can choose from a variety of Yoga classes ranging in many styles including: Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Cardio Yoga, Strength Yoga Classes, Meditation Classes and Yoga Breathing Techniques.

Cost: Free. Available for iOS and Android.

Download the Yoga Time app here

Daily Yoga: Fitness+Meditation

Daily Yoga provides easy yoga classes to help learn the basics before diving into more advanced classes, sequence, and flows. It even offers different yoga challenges according to your fitness goals.

You'll also be able to connect with other yogis around the world where you can discuss your experience of each class and encourage each other to finish the yoga challenges.

Cost: Free to download, costs around $21 per month for the premium subscription. Available for iOS and Android.

Download the Daily Yoga app here

Find What Feels Good

Created by YouTube yoga instructor Adriene Mishler, with this app you can access 700 videos of yoga and meditation for all levels. It's easy to search the vast library with filters to find just the right video for whatever need you have, whatever mood you might be in, and in the time frame you have available to practice

Cost: 7-day free trial then $12.99 USD per month or $129.99 USD per year. Available for iOS and Android. Available for iOS and Android.

Download the Find What Feels Good app here

Pocket Yoga

With Pocket Yoga, you can choose between different practices, durations and difficulty levels to find the best yoga classes that suit you. Pocket Yoga aims to recreate the experience of being in an actual yoga studio. A soothing voice will guide you through your entire practice while relaxing music plays in the background. You will even get directions on when to inhale and exhale.

Cost: £2.49. Available for iOS and Android.

Download Pocket Yoga app here

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