Developer: Modern Lotus
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Yoga has increasingly become a more popular form of exercise and relaxation. The various Yoga apps in the App Store make it really easy for new and advanced Yoga enthusiasts to have access to basic and advanced instruction for in-home use. Yoga Studio is one of the newest Yoga apps to hit the scene and offers a lot of great features to help anyone get started or hone their abilities.
I’ve personally been on the hunt for a good Yoga app for a while. I had a pretty serious back injury while snowboarding a number of years ago and I haven’t quite been the same ever since. Many people have recommended that I take up Yoga but I’ve struggled to fork over the cash for formal instruction. Yoga Studio allows users like me participate in self-guided instruction for minimal cost. What I like most about Yoga Studio is its detailed videos explaining the different moves. Each class within the app has it’s own video that will need to be downloaded before it can be viewed. The app contains 30 HD video classes with a range of difficulties and lengths. The instructions given in the videos are very easy to follow and make it easy to get the basics down before moving onto more difficult classes.
Another feature that I really like is the built-in calendar that lets users schedule their classes. I find that if I don’t schedule something it doesn’t happen. Yoga Studio makes staying on track to achieve goals easy and it provides enough instruction that can be used over and over throughout the month. If the 30 stock classes aren’t enough, the app gives users the option to create their own classes using the over 280 pre-loaded poses. Experts can really take advantage of this feature if they feel that the stock classes aren’t exactly what they want. But for someone like me, the stock classes should be enough of a challenge.
Out of all the Yoga apps that I’ve had the chance to use, Yoga Studio is definitely one that is worth keeping around. The price is well worth what the app has to offer. The only downside is that the app only works on the iPhone. I would really love to try these video classes on my iPad since the iPhone screen is a little small for this type of activity. I’m hoping a universal version is released down the road. Although this may be a deterrent for some, I’d still recommend this app to anyone looking to train in the comfort of their own homes.