Love it, but could be even better
I am brand new to yoga, and this app has been a great introduction. The teaching videos are great, and there is a good variety of routines to choose from. There are a few things I think could be improved though. The order in which the routines are displayed should be more progressive in difficulty, especially since the app is geared towards beginners. Yes they have the beginner routines grouped first, then the intermediates, then the advanced, but the order within each group is not progressive in difficulty. The first beginner routine listed is the most advanced of the beginner routines, and the first two intermediate routines are the most advanced of the intermediates. When a beginner is trying to learn it is difficult to figure out the best routine to try next. I also think there should be the option for the instructor to give direction during each pose. There is so much to remember when starting out that details like when to breathe or having correct posture are easily forgotten. But overall it's a great app!
I have a couple different yoga apps we are using for myself and my son (post bone marrow transplant patient) to help with an injury for myself and to strengthen his muscles and flexibility again. This is by far my favorite and we use it daily! They don’t charge you insane fees and seem to genuinely just care about the person’s well being by offering it for free. Very impressed with it and the designers! We do not have the funds to waste and they are truly helping a family in need. You are appreciated and we highly recommend! It’s relaxing, calming (my stress needs it) and strengthening. The workouts are easy to learn the poses with each illustration and you can choose the level you need or just feel up to doing. He cannot do harder levels yet so this is perfect for him and is helping his atrophy and pain. Also helps him relax for better sleep. Thank you from a mother’s heart!
This app is amazing! I am a dancer and I will soon be joining the company of my dance studio. I am both excited and nervous to do so. Before I join I want to be able to do the splits. I tried my best to do stretching routines in the morning and night time but I couldn’t keep it going consistently. I searched around to see if there was anything that could help me. Then I found Mind+Body. It has incredible stretching routines and yoga that actually help! You can even set a timer for yourself on the app, so your routines will always be consistent. Also, the sessions are only about 8-10 mins long, so you do not have to worry about taking to much time out of your day:) And don’t forget Mind+Body is completely free! No subscriptions or out of pocket charges just music, yoga, and fun! So In conclusion I absolutely LOVE this app and recommend it to anybody and everybody who wants it!
Best yoga app out there
Due to COVID I was looking for a way to start practicing yoga on my own since obviously studios closed. Didn’t want to pay for anything online since it’s nothing like the studio experience, but it was hard to find anything for free. I didn’t want anything fancy, just a simple walkthrough I could do at my own pace.
So glad I found this. Truly no subscriptions or trying to sell you anything at all. I miss when apps were around to help instead of to turn a profit. Anyway, not only is it simple and actually free, the app is beautifully designed & so easy to use even for the poses I forgot or hadn’t done before. Very thankful for this app and if they never update it again I would still be pretty happy because it’s that good
Needs some fixing
This is a good app for beginners yoga, but there are some issues I have with it. It has trouble when you play your own music from a different app, sometimes causing bizarre static noise or the ‘instructor’ not speaking at all. On occasion, the instructor voice will be so quiet, and if I turn up the music, it’s like the instructor voice stays the same level while just the music noise goes up. This causes me to stay too long in poses and get off track. The time the app gives you to get ready for the next pose is 30 seconds, which is way too long, but no matter how low I adjust it in the app settings, it defaults back to 30 seconds in the routines. I also am irritated with the recent updates, in which yoga for abs was removed entirely, and there is now a loud bell ringing sound when a pose is completed, instead of the instructor voice calmly saying “rest”. I find this bell noise to be very jarring and disruptive to my routine, and find I now cannot focus while doing yoga.
Love this app!
This app is an easy way to incorporate yoga into daily life. As a busy, homeschooling mom of 8, it’s often had to get down time in. In stressful moments, I can take a 6-10 min break and calm my mind and heart. Even my kids will sit and do the poses with me. I love that it’s simple, calming music, has easy videos or directions for unfamiliar poses, and that is very neutral. There isn’t a lot of eastern influence. It’s a simple, “pose, get ready, start, rest” repeat. I like that there is no chatter during the poses.
My only suggestions for the app are that
1. There be an paid version to get rid of the pop up ad before the yoga workout starts.
2. There be a way to link workouts together. I often will combine one of the 6-7 min workouts with one of the longer 10-15 min workouts. If I could link them so that they flowed seamlessly from one into the other, I’d love that!
Short doable workouts
I love that this app gives me roughly 10 min yoga sessions I can do anytime anywhere. All of the moves are doable for nearly anyone while still providing good stretching & workout results. It does have some bugs that still need addressing. Sometimes the voice over changes during the workout which is a little distracting, & on the Night Stretch it shows the wrong picture on one of the moves (fortunately it’s a left then right, so you just go by the other one). To be free, I really can’t complain about this app. I love the calendar component that keeps up with which workouts I’ve done & how many days consistent streak. It really spurs me on to not miss a day to keep my streak going! I also like monitoring my weight in the app. I’m using it to treat chronic pain & get in shape, while my husband uses it for weight loss. We love this app!
I am in LOVE with this app!!
By ReGina and Ronnie
I have heard that yoga has great aspects for flexibility and increased wellbeing but I was skeptical. I have OA and along with a form of myalgia. Both are painful and life limiting. I had become less able to bend my knees and true to OA my back hurt constantly. After just 3 days of doing the 10 min morning yoga I can feel such an improvement!!! I can bend my knees with little discomfort and I can already stand for longer periods of time without my back hurting!!
I’m still early in this yoga relationship but I plan to add a 10 min yoga during my lunch. Eventually adding one before bed as well. THANK YOU for this app and the life changes I am already experiencing after only 10 days!!! I am feeling ready to start my day and my body is happy too!!
New to Yoga too
By New to Yoga!
Overall I am happy with this app. I can’t give it 5 stars for a few reasons. It is a great introduction to yoga, the length of each session is very manageable and easy to fit into your day. I like that you can view all the moves for each option before you decide to do it..hint.. don’t judge the session based on the photo. The suggestion I have is to have continuous music playing throughout each session, while the music is pleasing, it’s frustrating for a music lover to listen to music played on a loop that keeps interrupting the flow. Also, I have used this app at least once, usually twice a day for about 2 months now and have pressed “Save” every time but very few actually show up in my settings so it’s hard to keep track of which ones I have done and when.
Simple and efficient
In the free list, I did the back version available at toward the bottom. Every time I wished there was a button to do a thing, there was. It’s short. It has you hold for about 30 seconds a pose, and it’s a pretty perfect length in whole and in its parts for someone like me, who typically gets bored out of her skull during yoga. The images are easy to follow, with time to realign yourself between moves, and while I don’t feel pressured to focus on the meditative aspect, the music and very sparse, very calming, and incredibly unobtrusive voice would also allow for meditation on a morning when my puppy isn’t smacking me in the face with his squeaky toy pig or attacking my hair. Nifty app. Zero complaints. Very effective.