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Practice yoga in the comfort of your own home with these brilliant apps

Release your inner yogi.

08 Oct 2019

Whether you're a total beginner trying to work up the courage to attend a group yoga class, or else time poor and in need of a fitness quick-fix, these at-home yoga apps mean that it's never been easier to enjoy the endless benefits of the ancient discipline (including boosting mental health).

From video instructions to elegant illustrations, these apps provide the expertise you'll need, as well as the added benefit of being able to tailor your session to meet your exact requirements, including to relieve back pain, improve posture and sculpt muscles.

Here are the very best yoga apps available right now...

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Down Dog

Price: Free with in-app purchases
Features: This app has so many different configurations (30,000!), you're guaranteed to never do the same class twice (unless you want to, that is). Plus, you can choose the precise area you'd like to concentrate on (including back pain and flexibility), the music you workout to, and even the voice of your personal trainer.

Daily Yoga

Price: Free with in-app purchases
Features: You'll never get bored with this app - it has over 200 guided classes and more than 500 ansanas, covering all bases from improving muscle tone, increasing flexibility and even providing confidence-boosting exercises. There's something for all levels of experience too, with beginners and advanced classes across pilates, yoga and meditation.

Simply Yoga

Price: Free
Features: With a clear video for each class, you'll feel like you have your very own one personal yoga instructor. There's three different workouts, one 20 minute, one 40 minute and a one hour session, which combine over 30 poses. It's not the most in-depth app available and certainly doesn't offer as much variety as others, but it's a great no-commitment option if you want a bit of a taster into the discipline.

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Yoga Studio

Price: Free with in-app purchases
Features: Great for all experience levels, this video-based yoga app provides 170 yoga classes and meditation sessions ranging from just five minutes for quick on-the-go hits, or one hour advanced classes. There's also a library of 280 poses.

Pocket Yoga

Price: £2.99
Features: An easy to navigate interface with illustrations of over 200 poses, each with detailed voice instructions. There are 27 different sessions to choose from, varying in difficulty and duration as well as a dictionary of all the poses so you can learn about the different benefits, and hone in on the specific ones that will address your individual concerns.

Fancy some company? We've rounded up the very best yoga classes available in London.