Mumbai, India— Ira Trivedi yoga app provides you with a yoga teach in your phone (or other device).
Ira Trivedi, the famous yoga teacher and author of the book What Would You Do To Save The World (Penguin Books) is launching a new yoga app, Ira Yoga, thus making it the one-billionth yoga app ever (give or take). [I wonder whether there are more yoga apps or meditation apps… hmmm…?]
Ira Yoga App: Yet Another Yoga Application. Is It Different To The Rest?
With the yoga industry today being worth $24 billion a year, we are seeing the release of all sorts of new yoga apps, books and other yoga products. Apps like Glo, Pocket Yoga, Asana Revel, and 5 Minute Yoga have seemingly already given yogis everything they could possible ever need from a yoga app. So what does the Ira Yoga app offer that’s different?
Well, for starters it has her name in the title. Recently we are seeing a lot of narcissism-driven products, with everything from Chris Hemsworth creating his own workout company and practically every single celebrity in the world giving their own lessons in yoga despite the fact that they’re not yoga instructors.
Ira at least has the background to make her a legitimate yoga teacher. She is the founder of Namami Yoga, which offers yoga lessons in New Delhi. Her yoga studio was forced to close due to the global pandemic, which is perhaps why she is now finding a way to teach yoga online.
She also writes for the Deccan Chronicle and The Telegraph about gender and culture issues in India. She is a highly regarded writer and very knowledgeable about yoga. That’s why I was intrigued to see what her yoga app, Ira Yoga, would offer.
What’s The Ira Yoga App All About?
Like similar applications, the Ira Yoga App provides yoga lessons right in the palm of your hand. It combines beautiful music with excellent visuals to provide some truly great yoga lessons.
Asanas are given to help the neck, back, shoulders, eyes, arms, shoulders and more, and there are also guided meditations to help with stress relief. There are various modules that are taught by yoga teachers and the app claims to be doctor approved.
The modules are bite-sized and designed to relieve tension around various parts of the body. The exercises are all accessible and do not require a yoga mat or other equipment. The modules offer a nice range of beginners to advanced lessons. And, of course, the lead teacher is Ira Trivedi herself. There’s also a progress tracker, something every single wellbeing app in the universe has had since Headspace. And you can earn badges by completing your lessons.
Ira’s fans have been loving the app, but perhaps from personal bias. There are some good lessons in this app, but there are definitely better options on the market and I doubt some of the lofty claims that Ira makes in this app.\