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Once you have downloaded the classes you can play them anywhere without needing an internet connection. The yoga pose library contains 280 poses with images and information on the benefits of each pose and how to modify the pose for beginners. There are also pose blocks which consist of sequences of poses such as the Sun Salutation. For more information visit the Yoga Studio website.
While I've been going to gyms, fitness and yoga classes for years, this is the first time that I've ever tried to customise my own fitness programme using apps. Generally I feel it works to be able to take a short "class" or set of exercises at a time and place convenient to me (this tends to be at home in the evenings) rather than having to work my schedule around a class being held in a gym. One downside is the lack of community - though in my case this has been my choice because so far I've chosen to use the free versions of the apps rather than actually take out a subscription. I would like to say, however, that the paid options are very attractive when compared with a regular club or gym membership or buying individual classes. One thing I want to monitor closely over the coming months is whether these apps sustain my motivation, and whether I feel they are effective in keeping me fit. A lot relies on will-power when you are trying to keep fit in isolation, rather than being in a class with others. As I'm leaving India this year for new opportunities, I'm really hoping that these good habits, built up now, will allow me to continue to be fit and healthy in the future.
Do you have favourite apps for health and fitness? If so please share these in the Comments.
Photo - Arabian Sea from Joggers' Park, Bandra, Mumbai, India