The Perfect Yoga App for Beginners? Down Dog Review | The Gadget Show
And exhale i mean if there was ever a time to be trying to find a little bit of inner stillness then this would be it wouldn't it so for this week's fitness app i thought i would dabble in a bit of yoga now there's loads of different ways you can.
Do yoga at home you've got your youtube yoga practices instagram live zoom classes but i thought i would try down dog which is a subscription-based app that really allows you to tailor-make your practices to precisely your needs so when you head into the app you have a.
Drop-down list to help you configure your yoga practice so you can decide on the type of yoga you want to do the length the level you want and then the app takes this information and compiles a practice together from its database so there are actually over.
Configurations that you can do i'm not sure if i'll be getting through them all let's see how long lockdown lasts now i'm a yoga beginner so where i found this app really useful was that it was very good at just getting you familiar with the basic poses you know how should you be breathing what's the.
Difference between vinyasa yoga or hatha yoga it just laid everything out very very simply concisely there wasn't any extra waffle there wasn't any diversions this is yoga in its purest form they also have yoga intro sessions there is a like little three-day course that you.
Can do and it introduces you to different yoga practices again a really good way of getting into yoga if you're completely new to it like what so while it was great for teaching me the basics what i slightly missed which you do get if you're doing a class off youtube or something like that.
Was the sort of the more human element so yoga teachers often weave in a little bit of spiritual practice or they speak about mindfulness that kind of thing you don't get that with this though that's all gone but if you were into yoga i could imagine that you'd maybe use this app alongside those classes so it's.
Really perfect if you wanted as i said earlier to do it for a shorter amount of time or if you just wanted to focus on a particular area because maybe you wanted to improve something or you know you had a sore back or something like that i also used it as a meditation app.
As they have some really nice yoga i think that's how you pronounce it i don't know i'm not a yogi uh nigeria sessions which basically just involve you lying on the floor doing breathing exercises the other thing to note which i think is a wonderful thing that down dog have done.
Is that they have made the app free for everyone until july the second so normally you'd have to pay around 10 pounds a month which i feel is quite steep but if it's free well you can just give it a go and see how you get on with it because of this i'm going to give it two.
Separate scores so if i had to pay for down dog i would give it a six out of ten because i think there's a wealth of free yoga material online and 10 pounds a month that is really steep but as it's currently completely free i'm gonna give it a healthy eight out of ten because i found.
It incredibly informative relaxing and perfect for a novice like me you