Down Dog is the #1 rated app for practicing yoga at home. Great for all levels!
"This app was my favorite. The instruction was most akin to a real studio, with detailed pointers" -The Wall Street Journal
"It always gives you a new workout and the music is always perfect" -Buzzfeed
"Down Dog is this ed's fave, and the most-used app on her smartphone to date!" -Bestproducts.com
"Break out your spandex and let Down Dog be your guide—it gives you a randomized session every time you use it, so you’ll never get bored running through the same routines." -Netted
Integrates with the Apple Health app!
Down Dog is free to download and use. Users may purchase a Pro Membership to get access to additional features and customizations. Memberships cost $7.99 per month or $49.99 per year (prices for non-United States customers will vary) and will be charged to the user's iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew and will be charged within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and renew at the original purchase price. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off from the user's iTunes Account Settings but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.
Down Dog's terms and conditions can be found at https://www.downdogapp.com/terms
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Ratings and Reviews
Choose your level and length of practice to customise your yoga class.
So far so good!
I have been practicing yoga on and off for 10 years and just started up again with a small class once a week. I wanted to supplement my class practices at home with something I could do daily. I have used other yoga apps before but they were ‘meh’. I like this one as you have a real person narrating, you can see them in the poses and you have a music selection. You can do a full on hour long practice or a quick 10-20 minute one. You can do beginner or advanced (I am beginner/intermediate). I have done about 4 practices so far with this app.
The only thing I would caution folks about is to be sure you are doing things correctly. I cannot stress enough the helpfulness of a real class with a real teacher to tell you when you are not in a pose correctly, or maybe alternate forms of the pose if you have neck, shoulder, hip, whatever issues. This statement is not for just this app but for anyone who wants to start yoga and think it is a good idea to do it via app only without instruction. You can hurt yourself. Instruction also helps you improve your yoga ability.
One awesome thing that could be added is a meditation ‘set’ here. Say at the end of a short stretching yoga practice, spend say about 5-10 minutes with a guided meditation. Something to think about but in no way detracts from this app. Maybe it is here already and I have not found it yet. I know there are separate apps for this. Namaste!
Best yoga app I've used
I'm astounded. They got it all right with this app, and it's hard for for me to find the patience for yoga. The process and the way I feel afterward is amazing, and I never feel patronized, pseudo-spiritual, or like I'm trying to be a soccer mom. From the language used in the narration, the soothing yet energizing voice, the musical selections (and option for no music) the quality of the images.. I'm just really happy with Down Dog. Evidently there are in app purchases, but I probably wouldn't have realized that if it wasn't indicated on the app description. It's not in-your-face at all - I'm going to have to go back and search for them. And I will, because the quality of the free product is so amazing. Maybe I sound like I'm gushing- it's just that I have never had the patience for yoga before. It was one of those things I thought I maybe "should" do. I have used this app 5 times in 7 days, and always feel amazing afterwards.
UPDATE: it's over a year later, and I'm still using and loving Down Dog. I also paid for the upgrade, mostly because I wanted to support them so much, but it also unlocked some great features. I am impressed with how the app has evolved and how responsive the team is. Even when life is at its most chaotic, I can fit their 10 minute sessions in every night before I go to sleep, and longer sessions during the day whenever I can. Thank you, Down Dog!
- Yoga Buddhi Co
- 63 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Yoga Buddhi Co.
- In-App Purchases
- Down Dog Membership $2.99
- Pro Membership $7.99
- Down Dog Membership $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.