This is a very short post just to announce that the Yoga Anatomy app for the iPhone and iPad is currently FREE!!! If I’m not mistaken, this used to be a $1.99 app. Yay!
It actually looks very similar to the Yoga Anatomy book I have by Leslie Kaminoff which features several illustrated asanas showing which muscles are being worked in each asana.
Sixteen of the more common asanas are featured in this app. When you click on one of the poses (given in English and Sanskrit), it brings up the illustrated asana which is then rotated 360 degrees so you see it from all angles. Contracting muscles are shown in blue while stretching muscles are in red. Their scientific names are given as well – a fastbreak anatomy lesson, actually. Here are some screenshots from the iTunes page of Yoga Anatomy app:
The 16 asanas featured are:
- Downward-Facing Dog
- Seated-Forward Fold
- Shoulder Stand
- Side Plank
- Toe Hold
- Wide-Stance Forward Bend
Whether you’re just starting, been practising for some time now, or a certified yoga teacher already, I think you’ll find this app an interesting introduction to how the muscles are worked by each of the asanas.
This app was made by Gabriel Vicente and is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (3rd to 5th gen), and the iPad. It requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Get it now before it becomes a paid app again.