Title: 5 minute Yoga
What it is: A mobile app that provides guided yoga poses
What devices: Android and Apple devices
Cost: Free (with in-app purchases)
Who should use it: Anyone looking to add yoga to their daily routine
Why use it: Performing Yoga on a regular basis has several benefits to ones physical and mental health. Yoga can improve fitness, flexibility and strength while also relieving stress and improving mood.
As a physician I often recommend that my patients take a break at work, however brief. 5 Minute Yoga is the perfect app for respite at
work. The is designed to be provide guided instructions, both with a cartoon like
figure that demonstrates the pose and a written description of the pose.
There are 5 poses to perform each session. The app recommends using it once daily but could be used multiple times throughout the day. It is very easy to use anywhere you feel comfortable doing yoga.
For a small fee, you can have access to more features. The upgraded features include a broader range of yoga poses, a remainder feature and the ability to add your own music to personalize your workout.
Overall, 5 Minute Yoga is an easy to use, free app to provide a quick and relaxing workout during a busy day.