Today we are celebrating the second International Yoga Day. Yoga was introduced to the western world by Swami Vivekananda in the 19th and early 20th century and by 1980s it took the western world by storm.

The idea of learning Yoga is on everyone's mind these days. However it may not be possible for prospective students to find a good teacher in their vicinity. Or time may be a constraint. Traffic may be too daunting and stressful to handle to make it to a yoga studio. In this age of networking and the internet more and more people are looking for digital solutions to meet their needs. There are a healthy crop yoga apps for botth beginners and regular practitioners to use.

Here's a guide to getting started

  • Daily Yoga

    Daily Yoga has huge repository of videos: 50 classes and 400 workouts. The app SD and HD video content, the videos are asesthically pleasing, with relaxing music to get you in the zone for a pleasing experience. The app has upto seven different plans for users. You may choose a plan based on duration or intensity of exercises to suit your needs. The app has something for every type of user beginner or advanced.

  • Universal Breathing: Pranayama

    Yoga places alot of emphasis on breathing patterns. The Universal Breathing app is intended to help users master this particular aspect of yoga.
    It offers various exercises designed around the 'Pranayama' method of breath control.The app includes structured courses with short exercises that come with a timer and an animated guide. Users can also track their progress and learn more about Pranayama.

  • Baba Ramdev App

    Yoga and Baba Ramdev are synonymous, you cannot talk about one and not mention the other. Baba Ramdev revolutionarised Yoga in India. The app gives gyan on the benefits of practising yoga. It has videos related to various asanas and pranayama, as well as special exercies targetted towards problems such as obesity. It also has information on how yoga cab be used to fight lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, stress, hypertension and high blood pressure.

  • Face Yoga

    Everyone wants a glowing face and and flawless skin in today's day and age. However this is not an easy task to accomplish in today's stressful and polluted environment. The skin care industry has grown by leaps and bounds. Facial Yoga is another way to attain flawless skin and youthful looks. The app also includes solutions that can help in getting rid of excess facial fat. It supports 85 languages, including English and Hindi.

  • Pre natal Yoga

    Yoga can be really helpful for expecting women, and that's exactly what Pregnancy care is focused at.
    The app has a special section detailing pregnancy exercises for would-be moms. It also includes exercises related to each of the trimesters, in order to keep both the mother and baby healthy. There's multi-language support, and the various yoga poses help even further during pregnancy.

  • Speaking Tree

    Speaking Tree offers knowledge covering various aspects of yoga. The website covers numerous yoga teachings designed to help users attain a better knowledge of yogic science.
    It also enlightens the users about different aspects of yoga, and how they can help in leading a healthy and fulfilling life.