7 Yoga Apps to Download When You're Too Busy to Get to Class

Or, you know, just want some time to yourself.

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By now, you've heard about the incredible benefits of yoga (better posture, increased flexibility, healthier blood circulation, overall improved energy and mental health, etc.), but busy work schedules and overpriced studios can inhibit regular class attendance—even though we know how good it'll make us feel afterwards. But really, there's no reason why you can't practice your asanas every single day. Whether you're a newbie or a self-proclaimed yogi, find your balance by downloading one of these amazing yoga apps, below. Now you can do yoga anytime...without having to leave your living room.

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1 5 Minute Yoga
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So, you're a newbie. And you also consider doing more than 10 minutes of exercise at once a form of personal hell. The solution: Start or end the day with this free 5 Minute Yoga app that serves up a variety of quick poses suited for beginners. (It's also great for pros who have busy schedules.) Believe it or not, just five minutes of yoga per day will help tone muscles and relieve stress. Plus, you can track your progress directly on the app.

2 Find What Feels Good: Yoga with Adriene

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One reviewer called YouTube-famous yoga instructor Adriene Mishler's Find What Feels Good yoga app "thoughtful, professional, strengthening, and enjoyable." Download it and gain access to 25 hours of her videos, as though Adriene's instructing you directly in your living room. The app will give you the option to save your favorite sequences, and you can start with a seven-day free trial before deciding whether you want to pay $9.99 per month. However, if the rave reviews are any indication of how good the classes are, it's worth the subscription fee (and much cheaper than any IRL yoga class would be).

3 Daily Yoga
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Daily Yoga, a.k.a. the yoga bible, offers 500+ asanas, 200+ guided yoga classes, pilates, meditation, and 50+ workout plans that are a dream for anybody looking to create a healthier version of themselves. Each workout comes with step-by-step instructions, three different intensity options, and optional scheduled plans to keep you on-track to achieve your goals. Bonus: It connects directly to the Apple Health App and offers the ability to ask experts questions and get feedback on different routines. Subscriptions start at $13 per month.

4 Asana Rebel: HIIT Yoga Workouts

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You don't have to sacrifice cardio for yoga (or do a two-a-day) with Asana Rebel, a top-rated yoga app that lets you choose from its five different HIIT-inspired yoga workouts and cost just $60 per year. Each workout targets different parts of the body—whether you're focusing on fat burning, toning, or good 'ol muscle strengthening—to get fit and relieve stress. 2019 new year's resolutions, where you at?

5 Down Dog

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Too advanced for a yoga app named after one of the most basic poses? Never. For $7.99 per month (or $49.99 per year) Down Dog offers up 30,000 different variations of workouts so you never have to worry about doing the same class twice. Anybody who has taken a yoga class before knows that enjoyment hinges on the music and instructor, and this app checks off both boxes: built-in music, plus seven different instructor voices so you can determine which one calms you the most.

6 Yoga Studio: Mind & Body

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The best part about this video-focused yoga app? No WiFi necessary once you've customized your classes with your favorite poses. Yoga Studio classes vary from five minutes to an hour with incorporated meditation that encourages you to be present and helps you focus on your breathing. Try the seven-day free trial before choosing a subscription option.

7 Pocket Yoga
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Pocket Yoga encourages yoga-lovers to open up the app anywhere, whether they're home, traveling for business, or on vacation. Preview the flow before you begin to make sure you're choosing the practice that's right for you and blast your own music library (!) instead of the default music to really get motivated and make it your own. The $3 app even comes with a glossary of yoga poses to help you learn the names and master the positioning. Namaste.

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