Find some inner-calm from the comfort of your lounge room with 6 of the most popular places on the internet to practise yoga.
Sure, the gyms have closed. But there are a slew of great online workouts around – from free livestreams to app-based cardio challenges. Plus, there’s always the allure of simply hitting the pavement (even if the fun run you were training for’s been canned).
But you’re going to need to balance all of that high intensity training with something softer. Something that stretches and revives those achey muscles. Anyone else sore from sitting at their dining room table while working from home, or is that just me who feels like they have the hunched spine of an 80-year old? Either way, you’re going to need some online yoga classes to bend you back into shape.
So, in service to you dear reader, here are some of the most downloaded, most recommended, most highly-reviewed places on the internet to get some zen. All from the comfort of your lounge room.
1. What: Glo (website and app)
Why: With over 4000 classes to chose from, you’ll never have to do the same sequence twice. And if you really love it you can start their teaching training course online, too.
How much: There’s a free trial, otherwise it’s $18USD per month if you register through the site, or $22.99USD per month if you register through the iOS app.
Find out more at Glo
2. What: Down Dog (app)
Why: Built for mobile and iPad, this app is yoga-focused but also includes barre and HIIT if you want to mix it up. It also has a 4.9 star rating on the Apple App store, which is not to be sneezed at.
How much: Free to download, but there are in-app purchases
Find out more via the App Store
3. What: Yoga with Adriene (YouTube)
Why: This American yogi has a down-to-earth way of making you feel like everything’s going to be OK. Plus 6.45M subscribers can’t be wrong.
How much: Free
Find out more at Yoga with Adriene
4. What: Alo Moves (app)
Why: The slick interface and clean videos make this a visual pleasure to follow along at home. The programme also includes fitness and meditation classes.
How much: Free 14-day trial, or $20 a month
Find out more at Alo Moves
5. What: Yogaholics (website)
Why: Created by the people behind Power Living, this online platform which lets you practise wherever you have internet. With class durations ranging from five to 90 minutes, you’re sure to find something to suit.
How much: Free 10-day trial, or $12 per month
Find out more at Yogaholics
6. What: ClassPass
Why: Choose from over 2000 live pre-recorded workouts as well as live streamed classes, which include but aren’t limited to yoga.
How much: The pre-recorded classes are all free, and it’s pay-as-you-go for the live streamed classes, with 100 per cent of profits going to the studios.
Find out more at ClassPass