Developer: Rainfrog
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 3.1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★½☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

I’ve been scratching my head and trying to figure it out, but I’m not convinced that Pocket Yoga lacks anything that a Yoga enthusiast would want to see in an app. It’s a great source of routines as well as individual exercises, ensuring that the app is great for anyone keen to include more Yoga in their life.

The app offers 3 different types of practice: Ocean, Desert, and Mountain. Ocean is there for cardio, while Mountain focuses on power, and Desert on detoxing and flexibility. Each includes three different difficulty levels, as well as a choice of durations depending on how long the user has spare. Pick a routine and the app switches to a video interface, guiding users through what they need to do alongside some soothing music and an attractive backdrop. It’s quite simple stuff but it also has to be, given the subject matter. It’s meant to be more calming and soothing than most fitness routines.

pocketyoga6pocketyoga5Besides the videos available the app also breaks down each routine into separate exercises, making it easy to practice particular moves or simply check out what’s available. On a similar note, a poses section offers up information on every single move within the app, preparing users for what’s to come. It’s all laid out in quite a minimalistic kind of way but it works. Being able to divide such moves up according to difficulty or type is a handy option, too.

The only part of Pocket Yoga that gets any more complex than this is the online store, offering the means in which to buy new backgrounds. It’s hardly essential, although at least these can also be purchased by completing numerous routines.

Away from the store, and Pocket Yoga maintains its calming yet informative nature throughout. It’s the ideal app to have by one’s side while performing such postures, and AirPlay support will no doubt be even more useful for those with the relevant equipment. Yoga offers plenty of benefits to those who partake and Pocket Yoga is a great place to start out.

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