10 Best Yoga Apps of 2022 | Free & Paid for Android and iOS

We look at the best yoga apps for 2022 based on content, GUI, popularity, and user reviews. Use this resource to find the best apps for yoga content on Android and iOS devices.

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The advent of smartphones and a plethora of yoga apps grant us access to quality content from the comfort of our homes. Yes, there is a touch of irony in using ultra-modern means to learn ancient yogic practices. But, it's the best of both worlds. So, why not?


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A yoga app is an excellent resource to learn the basic poses, especially if financial or geographical constraints prohibit in-person classes. The articles, videos, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions are the next best thing to attending a local yoga center.


To that end, our roundup contains yoga apps with introductory resources, skill-based programs, custom classes, and content with video demonstrations. So, whether you are a rank beginner or always on the move, these brilliant yoga apps can help you start and maintain a steady flow.


What are the best yoga apps in 2022 - TL;DR Version

  1. Best Overall: Down Dog Yoga App

  2. Best for Beginners: Pocket Yoga App

  3. Best Multi-Use: Daily Burn App

  4. Editor’s Pick: Universal Breathing

  5. Best Free (iOS): Yoga for Beginners

  6. Best for Breaks: 5 Minute Yoga App

  7. Best Vibes: Glo Yoga and Meditation App

  8. Best Monthly: Asana Rebel Fitness App

  9. Best Variety: Track Yoga App (Free)

  10. Best Premium: Yoga Studio App by Gaiam

Roll out your mat with some of the best yoga apps to start or spice up your exercise routine.


1. Best Overall: Down Dog Yoga App

screenshot of down dog yoga app

From Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) to breathless Vinyasa flows, the app offers rich instruction with different classes for all levels. Choose a level, style, pace, and time. The yoga app will help you find the right practice (with a matching soundtrack). The best part is the areas of focus, styles of yoga, and a free version, for those who aren’t ready to loosen their wallets yet.


App Highlights:

  • Platform: Android and iOS

  • Music is excellent

  • 30k+ classes & supports 10 languages

  • Free version available

What we like:


Down Dog offers six different voices and 10 languages to guide you through a routine. Additionally, it's virtually rut-proof due to the 30,000+ classes. We love the "Boost" option for leveling up spinal flexibility and back strength. All in all, if you are looking for a full-body yoga workout, this app is among the best subscription-based wellness assets.


2. Best for Beginners: Pocket Yoga App


Pocket Yoga charges a one-time $3 fee. That is it! There is no monthly renewal or yearly subscription. In return, you get a comprehensive app that runs smoothly on iOS and Android. The database contains 250+ illustrated yoga poses with detailed explanations and steps. It’s a top-notch resource to learn asanas. More so due to the TV and AirPlay support.


App Highlights:

  • Platform: Android and iOS

  • Pricing: $3 fee (pay once, no renewal)

  • TV and AirPlay Support

  • Does not need internet connectivity

What we like:


The yoga app has animated classes with a voiceover to guide you and soothing background music. The search function allows you to filter results by type, difficulty level, or alphabetically. The illustrations and descriptions are detailed and provide English and Sanskrit names. Off-grid yogis, rejoice! You don’t need internet connectivity for the app to work.


3. Best Multi-Use: Daily Burn App


While it's a great multi-use app, we recommend it as the ultimate yoga app for cardio junkies. The name gives that away, doesn't it? Either way, Daily Burn is a stellar resource for customized yoga classes based on your specific needs. The package includes function workouts, trainer time, and challenges to improve your range of motion, flexibility, and strength. You can download a Bluetooth heart rate monitor that pairs with apps on Android and iOS for biofeedback.


App Highlights:

  • Available on Android and iOS

  • Pricing: 30-day free trial w/ $19.95 monthly renewal

  • TV and AirPlay Support

  • Multi-Use programs for Pilates, HIIT, etc.

What we like:


Poses and practices galore, DB is the perfect app for a committed yogi. Customize. Download. Follow-along. Rest. Repeat. The price is steep if you want light stretching. We recommend the app to yogis who prefer regular classes and are willing to pay $18 a month in return.

4. Editor’s Pick: Universal Breathing


A yoga app that focuses on pranayama instead of poses? Pinch me! It seems like someone else shares our vision of broadening and expanding yoga content beyond the iron grip of asanas. The best part is the app systematically walks you through breathing exercises with lovely background music. Let it come as no surprise why this one wins the ‘Editor’s Pick.’

App Highlights:

  • Pranayama yoga app

  • Platform: Android and iOS

  • Beginner to advanced instructions

  • Boost performance or manage stress

What we like:


This app helps you master the breath – the first hurdle towards attaining the mind-body benefits of yoga. The exercises are not elaborate or complicated. You need 15 minutes a day to start and work your way to advanced instructions. That said, it's best to consult your physician before you begin a breathwork routine, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.


5. Best Free (iOS): Yoga for Beginners


Yoga Daily Fitness and Yoga for Beginners are two of the most popular apps if you don't want to spend money on an app. We picked Yoga for Beginners because we enjoyed the content. We use an iPhone and Yoga Daily Fitness is Android-only. The interface is decent, and the features are relatively limited. But there is enough quality content to get going, and it is easy to follow.


App Highlights:

  • iOS only

  • Pricing: Free

  • 30-day workout plan for beginners

  • Good illustrations and challenges

What we like:


The yoga content is above average and 100% free. In other words, you get a lot more than what you pay for. The step-by-step instructions for yoga poses and 30-day workout plan are a great place to start if you are a beginner. A few challenges or sample flows would have been a great addition, but you can't nitpick with free yoga apps. If you like music, we recommend the free version of Glo as the best in the combo category.


6. Best for Breaks: 5 Minute Yoga App

5 minute yoga app screenshot

The 5 Minute Yoga app delivers a daily sequence of five poses with a 60-second timer. Look at the image, get into the pose, repeat 5 times, and stop saying you are too busy for yoga. The best part is you get a new sequence every time you open the app. Boredom isn't an excuse either and the app works on iOS and Android. It’s a free app but there is a $3 and $7 monthly plan to access additional content.


App Highlights:

  • Beginner to intermediate level

  • Platform: iOS and Android

  • Pricing: $3, or $7 monthly plan

  • Free version available

What we like:


Friendly interface, fantastic concept, and simple operation! Anyone can start with 5-minutes and everyone should. The free content may be lackluster, but the poses are well-explained, and the images are excellent. In our eyes, the app is beginner-friendly, excuse-proof, and perfect for a quick routine. When life gives you 'busy,' this app helps you make the best of it.


7. Best Vibes: Glo Yoga and Meditation App


Glo gives you access to one of the best video libraries curated by certified yoga instructors. The app also offers pilates and meditation content. You can curate your workout based on skill level and goals. The app runs original music tracks that match the mood and pace of your routine. It's also compatible with Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV.


App Highlights:

  • Skill Level: All

  • Platform: iOS and Android

  • Pricing: $15 monthly subscription

  • Free 15-day trial

What we think:


The Glo user interface and partner yoga content deserve commendation. We tried the trial version and found it incredibly easy to navigate. Moreover, it makes (helpful) recommendations based on your history. It will take time for the algorithm to kick in. But in the long run, Glo can be the ideal companion to a more flexible, toned, and balanced body. In our eyes, it offers the best value if you are looking for a yoga-only monthly subscription.


8. Best Monthly: Asana Rebel Fitness App


Asana Rebel is a health and lifestyle app to get fit and improve sleep, productivity, and energy levels. Needless to say, yoga is axiomatic to those goals. Thankfully, the app allows you to customize your plan based on your age, diet, gender, weight, and other relevant inputs. Once you sign up, Asana Rebel offers an annual or monthly subscription with a 14-day money-back guarantee.


App Highlights:

  • For all fitness levels

  • Platform: iOS and Android

  • Pricing: $15 monthly subscription

  • 14-day money-back guarantee

  • 8 languages supported

What we like:


Asana Rebel is for the committed yogi. However, this isn’t the best choice for those who seek a free app to achieve their health goals. Their personalized plan and goal-based approach will sit well with those who love exercising with a clear picture of their routine. The yoga app integrates with other apps on your device and supports content in 8 different languages.


9. Best Variety: Track Yoga App (Free)


There are times when we need a nudge and a push to move forward. If you are one of those people who need incentives and enticements, Track Yoga has a score-based system to unlock content - like Candy Crush, but way more productive. The content covers a range of styles such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, and more. It may not be as comprehensive as yoga apps with premium content, but it's the best you can get without forking out a dime.


App Highlights:

  • For all fitness levels

  • iOS and Android

  • Free app with point-based content unlocking

  • Lots of styles and schools covered

  • Well-structured content

What we like:


It is easy to set goals and find exercises based on your current skill level. There are dozens of restorative poses or more challenging asanas based on backbends and inversions. Can’t touch your toes? Try the flexibility series. Feeling blue? Try asanas to alleviate depression. All in all, Track Yoga is one of the best free apps to stay fit and motivated.


10. Best Premium: Yoga Studio App by Gaiam


The Gaiam yoga app allows you to select a time frame, skill level, and focus. Based on this, you can find poses and commentary to follow along. If you don't want to create personalized content, choose from over 150 pre-made classes that include asana and meditation. It features some big-name instructors like Rodney Yee (also famous for his pranayama book).


App Highlights:

  • 25 hours of HD Yoga vids with 1700 clips

  • For all fitness levels

  • iOS and Android

  • Pose block and Smart Link features

  • Free version available

What we like:


The free version is perfect for beginners, but the subscription and in-app purchases teeter on the brink of pricey. The app scores big on the interface, music, and commentary. From prenatal classes to deep relaxation, the Gaiam yoga app has something for everyone. It also has some of the best back pain relief routines, and then there's yoga for runners. We love the possibility of selecting a 'focus' combination, and the HD videos look fantastic on Apple TV.