With Pocket Yoga you can keep up with your practice at your own pace in the comforts of your own home. Simply roll out your mat, place your device in front, and Pocket Yoga will guide you through your entire session.
Choose between 27 different sessions of varying duration and difficulty. Learn the poses with the pose dictionary containing detailed explanations of the correct posture, alignment, and benefits.
• Detailed voice and visual instruction guides you through every pose, including each inhalation and exhalation.
• Over 200 beautifully illustrated pose images showing correct posture and alignment.
• Dictionary of poses containing the descriptions and benefits of each pose.
• Quickly preview a practice to see if it is right for you before you start.
• Maintains an ongoing log of all your yoga practices to track your progress.
• Practices designed by experienced yoga instructors.
• Built-in soothing music relaxes you while you practice.
• Learn new poses daily with the “Pose of the Day” widget, directly in Notification Center.
What's New in Version 3.0.1 - 3.0.2
• Technical fixes
What's New in Version 3.0.0
• This update adds support for macOS Mojave
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Ratings and Reviews
Best on-the-go yoga app, but may be confusing for the inexperienced
For the new yoga student, the app may seem quick -- however, Gaiam teaches a Vinyasa based style yoga which is focused on flowing (moving smoothly from pose to pose in accordance with breath rhythm). Flowing does grow much quicker towards the end of the practice, but that is in order to build and improve. But after all, yoga is not 'relaxing stretching' -- yoga is always work. For the student who (mistakenly) thinks that yoga is just about going slowly from pose to pose, this type of yoga will not befit them well. However, the app is indeed limited in its lack of transition explanation, and the fact that the student watching the animated figure does not see how to appropriately get into the next pose -- this is unfortunate, as the sequence of transition is just as important as getting into a pose. Gaiam might also do well to explain more in detail what kind of yoga they teach, and what a 'vinyasa' is. These are the main limitations for the app, but overall, the app is a fun and excellent tool for intermediate and even advanced students to keep up their practice at home and on the go.
For the Price its absolutely worth it.
For the price you can't beat it. I go to yoga class when I can, but because my work requires me to travel almost 70% now I rarely have the opportunity to go. This is amazing for anyone on the go. I've used this app several times in the hotel, no need for an internet connection just your computer and a charger if you're running low on juice. Put it in full screen and you should have no problems viewing it accross the room. Most people gain weight when away on business, I've lost it and toned up considerably with this app.
The cons of this program are that it is repetitive and a little difficult to go from a beginner to an advanced without someone making sure you are balanced and level. But this is just a consequence on the price and that its an app. Don't expect to have your yoga instructor on your computer screen, but was made by a team that knows what they are doing.
Challenging for true beginners
I just completed one of the beginner 45-minute practices, and I think a true beginner to yoga practice might be discouraged after doing this session. I have been taking yoga classes once a week for a few years, but I found the beginner session to be challenging. Parts of it are very fast-paced and aerobic (e.g., the downward dog to half-pigeon series), what I imagine power yoga might be like. And there are poses, such as crow and elbow headstand, that I don't consider to be beginner poses. If alternate, easier poses, such as dolphin had been suggested, that would have been great.
That said, I do feel like I've had a very good workout and I liked the music. The graphics also make it easy to see how the pose should look. I think repeating this session over time will make it easier and more flowing now that I know what to expect. I look forward to trying the other beginner sessions.
I would suggest that the beginner sessions include alternative, easier poses and perhaps some pointers on common mistakes in form that beginners make, and how to correct them.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.