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Yoga | Down Dog

Yoga Buddhi Co.

A new workout every time!

4.9 Ratings 427K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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  • So far so good! Dec 29, 2017

    By sherryCT
    I have been practicing yoga on and off for 10 years and just started up again with a small class once a week. I wanted to supplement my class practices at home with something I could do daily. I have used other yoga apps before but they were ‘meh’. I like this one as you have a real person narrating, you can see them in the poses and you have a music selection. You can do a full on hour long practice or a quick 10-20 minute one. You can do beginner or advanced (I am beginner/intermediate). I have done about 4 practices so far with this app. The only thing I would caution folks about is to be sure you are doing things correctly. I cannot stress enough the helpfulness of a real class with a real teacher to tell you when you are not in a pose correctly, or maybe alternate forms of the pose if you have neck, shoulder, hip, whatever issues. This statement is not for just this app but for anyone who wants to start yoga and think it is a good idea to do it via app only without instruction. You can hurt yourself. Instruction also helps you improve your yoga ability. One awesome thing that could be added is a meditation ‘set’ here. Say at the end of a short stretching yoga practice, spend say about 5-10 minutes with a guided meditation. Something to think about but in no way detracts from this app. Maybe it is here already and I have not found it yet. I know there are separate apps for this. Namaste!
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  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Cindy Elliott
    I've been using this app for the last year and absolutely love it. I came to this as an absolute beginner, and it was just as suited to me as to someone with years of experience behind them. I find it very calming. There are some negative reviews recently because you can no longer download practices to use offline, but if this is not a problem to you, then please do not let this put you off an amazing app. Added bonus - paid membership gets you access to their barre, meditation and HIIT apps.
    more
  • Best yoga app I've used Sep 29, 2017

    By Lostbonsai
    I'm astounded. They got it all right with this app, and it's hard for for me to find the patience for yoga. The process and the way I feel afterward is amazing, and I never feel patronized, pseudo-spiritual, or like I'm trying to be a soccer mom. From the language used in the narration, the soothing yet energizing voice, the musical selections (and option for no music) the quality of the images.. I'm just really happy with Down Dog. Evidently there are in app purchases, but I probably wouldn't have realized that if it wasn't indicated on the app description. It's not in-your-face at all - I'm going to have to go back and search for them. And I will, because the quality of the free product is so amazing. Maybe I sound like I'm gushing- it's just that I have never had the patience for yoga before. It was one of those things I thought I maybe "should" do. I have used this app 5 times in 7 days, and always feel amazing afterwards. UPDATE: it's over a year later, and I'm still using and loving Down Dog. I also paid for the upgrade, mostly because I wanted to support them so much, but it also unlocked some great features. I am impressed with how the app has evolved and how responsive the team is. Even when life is at its most chaotic, I can fit their 10 minute sessions in every night before I go to sleep, and longer sessions during the day whenever I can. Thank you, Down Dog!
    more
  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Liam Drake
    App seems good and well layed out, but as a total novice there isn't enough explanation as to what each pose is, so you spend the whole time looking at the screen which makes it hard to do sometimes. Also some of the poses require flexibility I don't have yet so some instruction as to an alternative or just a simple "bend as far a you can and breath into the stretch" would be better as you start out and then remove this for the later more advanced mode's (I chose begginer 1 and slow as choices)
    more
  • Grateful Nov 23, 2020

    By womder twin
    I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to use this app. I couldn’t afford the full version but the people from down dog let me tell them my story and I received the full version for free for a period of time plus a discount when I’m ready to join . I’ve struggled with addiction most of my life . During those times the only thing that gave me any relief was exercise . One day my best friend , my wife , introduced me to yoga . It gave me something my soul yearned for . Yoga along with the love of my wife and family gave me something bigger than myself to believe in. I couldn’t afford classes anymore and I took time off for a hip replacement . That’s when I discovered Down Dog. With so many choices of what I want to focus on and with the beautiful music and soothing instruction from the teachers I don’t need a yoga studio . When I can’t sleep at night I’ll come out and practice yoga on my own. It helps me settle down . I don’t seep a lot due to trauma and the damage to my brain from drugs . But Yoga helps me . It helps me sleep . It quiets my mind during the day. It puts me in touch with emotions I could never seem to get out . I am very grateful to everyone involved in the down dog community . To me This app is definitely worth the membership . Thank you all and thank you to my beautiful for giving me a reason Down Dog is changing my life
    more
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Enchantress
    UNUSABLE - the app appears to be half broken. I have been using Down Dog for years - however recently, the app has gone strange - the "favourites" button (which allows you to locate and play routines you've previously done and saved) has DISAPPEARED - meaning you now can't play any of the routines on your saved list, at all - making the app completely unusable. I have already emailed Down Dog about the issue, and so far received no reply.
    more
  • Apr 15, 2021

    By Jaime Oscar M. Salazar
    With the latest update, I can no longer download sequences for offline use. There used to be a toggle for this when generating a sequence but it has disappeared or perhaps has been hidden away in some menu that is extremely difficult to find. Please fix this ASAP. Thanks.
    more
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Heather Smith
    I used to love the app as I could download my practices and use them where I don't have data or WiFi. That feature has now disappeared and makes the app almost useless to me now. Really annoyed, as that is why I pay for the subscription.
    more
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Täs Sä
    Imagine paying for one whole year for a feature, only to have that feature disappear with an update after three months. That's Down Dog for you. The option to download a practice is gone, which makes this app useless for someone living off-grid, with a data plan restriction, etc.
    more
  • Apr 18, 2021

    By JayoT93
    Really disappointed, Bought a subscription for the app in hope to use it when I'm unable to use the internet. Unfortunately this downloadable capability has now disappeared! Meaning that I'm only granted access to my favourite practises whilst online. What a shame. I have emailed downdog and they are yet to reply
    more
  1. "Most akin to a real studio, with detailed pointers." - Wall Street Journal
  2. Something new every time! Sessions are randomized each time the app is opened, so you never get bored
  3. Real yoga, for real people - energy-building and strengthening workouts for a healthier you

Reviewed by Laura S on December 29, 2017

  • So far so good! Dec 29, 2017

    By sherryCT
    I have been practicing yoga on and off for 10 years and just started up again with a small class once a week. I wanted to supplement my class practices at home with something I could do daily. I have used other yoga apps before but they were ‘meh’. I like this one as you have a real person narrating, you can see them in the poses and you have a music selection. You can do a full on hour long practice or a quick 10-20 minute one. You can do beginner or advanced (I am beginner/intermediate). I have done about 4 practices so far with this app. The only thing I would caution folks about is to be sure you are doing things correctly. I cannot stress enough the helpfulness of a real class with a real teacher to tell you when you are not in a pose correctly, or maybe alternate forms of the pose if you have neck, shoulder, hip, whatever issues. This statement is not for just this app but for anyone who wants to start yoga and think it is a good idea to do it via app only without instruction. You can hurt yourself. Instruction also helps you improve your yoga ability. One awesome thing that could be added is a meditation ‘set’ here. Say at the end of a short stretching yoga practice, spend say about 5-10 minutes with a guided meditation. Something to think about but in no way detracts from this app. Maybe it is here already and I have not found it yet. I know there are separate apps for this. Namaste!
    more
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Cindy Elliott
    I've been using this app for the last year and absolutely love it. I came to this as an absolute beginner, and it was just as suited to me as to someone with years of experience behind them. I find it very calming. There are some negative reviews recently because you can no longer download practices to use offline, but if this is not a problem to you, then please do not let this put you off an amazing app. Added bonus - paid membership gets you access to their barre, meditation and HIIT apps.
    more
  • Best yoga app I've used Sep 29, 2017

    By Lostbonsai
    I'm astounded. They got it all right with this app, and it's hard for for me to find the patience for yoga. The process and the way I feel afterward is amazing, and I never feel patronized, pseudo-spiritual, or like I'm trying to be a soccer mom. From the language used in the narration, the soothing yet energizing voice, the musical selections (and option for no music) the quality of the images.. I'm just really happy with Down Dog. Evidently there are in app purchases, but I probably wouldn't have realized that if it wasn't indicated on the app description. It's not in-your-face at all - I'm going to have to go back and search for them. And I will, because the quality of the free product is so amazing. Maybe I sound like I'm gushing- it's just that I have never had the patience for yoga before. It was one of those things I thought I maybe "should" do. I have used this app 5 times in 7 days, and always feel amazing afterwards. UPDATE: it's over a year later, and I'm still using and loving Down Dog. I also paid for the upgrade, mostly because I wanted to support them so much, but it also unlocked some great features. I am impressed with how the app has evolved and how responsive the team is. Even when life is at its most chaotic, I can fit their 10 minute sessions in every night before I go to sleep, and longer sessions during the day whenever I can. Thank you, Down Dog!
    more
  • Grateful Nov 23, 2020

    By womder twin
    I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to use this app. I couldn’t afford the full version but the people from down dog let me tell them my story and I received the full version for free for a period of time plus a discount when I’m ready to join . I’ve struggled with addiction most of my life . During those times the only thing that gave me any relief was exercise . One day my best friend , my wife , introduced me to yoga . It gave me something my soul yearned for . Yoga along with the love of my wife and family gave me something bigger than myself to believe in. I couldn’t afford classes anymore and I took time off for a hip replacement . That’s when I discovered Down Dog. With so many choices of what I want to focus on and with the beautiful music and soothing instruction from the teachers I don’t need a yoga studio . When I can’t sleep at night I’ll come out and practice yoga on my own. It helps me settle down . I don’t seep a lot due to trauma and the damage to my brain from drugs . But Yoga helps me . It helps me sleep . It quiets my mind during the day. It puts me in touch with emotions I could never seem to get out . I am very grateful to everyone involved in the down dog community . To me This app is definitely worth the membership . Thank you all and thank you to my beautiful for giving me a reason Down Dog is changing my life
    more
  • Best app for yoga Jun 13, 2018

    By Mayumi96
    I started off with this app a little over a year ago when I wanted to start meditating and centering my mind due to anxiety. I didn’t want to go to yoga classes because they are very expensive and I was afraid of looking dumb and inflexible. I practiced each day for at least 10 min for about 3 months, I then saw a deal on Groupon for some classes at a local yoga studio and I bought it. After the first class the teacher came up to me and said they were happy to see a new face and that they hoped they see me again. They asked me if I had been practicing long and I informed them that I had been practicing for about three months, they then asked WHAT STUDIO I WENT TOO!? Hahah they were surprised when I said it was a app. Down dog! I recommend this app to all my friends and family who want to start their yoga journey. I had their free version on my phone for about 8 months, I now have the paid version because I trusted the app and was willing to pay a small price compared to what i would pay at a yoga studio each month. I was prepared to deepen my practice, and I knew this app would help. Now here I am a year and a half later, loving this app still (using this for a majority of my practice) and anxious to be attending a yoga institute in July 2018 to become a yoga teacher! I love yoga and I Love this app. I cannot stress that enough!
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  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Kaitlyn McCubbin
    This app is so versatile. I enjoy the variety of yoga styles and that you can tailor the time to suit your needs. I am disappointed that I can't download offline classes anymore...is this a fault or have you eliminated that feature?? As someone who lives in the central desert of Australia being able to download was super handy as wifi isn't always reliable.
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  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Mary Vlachaki
    Good app I general, I like that I can configure many elements like the voice, the difficulty, the amount of music vs voice etc.. I practice Gentle yoga in the mornings, but I would like to see more variety under the same category.
  • DownDog Nov 2, 2020

    By Dyl G8
    I love this app/company because it allows me to have a daily yoga practice when I can’t go into a studio regularly. The app handles everything you need in a full practice and even has different versions of yoga practices. A couple problems that I’ve noticed is: 1. When practicing, the instruction from the instructor often does not align with the visual practitioner on the screen. Ie.) “warrior 2 with left arm up and right leg back” often shows actually the opposite on the screen. The person will actually have the right arm up and left leg back (the opposite). So that’s slightly confusing. And 2. The app glitches sometimes. Even with a downloaded practice, the app will glitch and not play smoothly. During a yoga practice, rhythm is a big factor. So, being interrupted by lagging tech can be tedious. Also, when toggling back or forward, it takes the app longer than it should to switch to another pose/position within the given practice. Simply, slow tech. These are the two main fixes I hope to see DownDog improve on, or their competitors strive in. If a competitor performed the above elements better, I would switch my subscription to them. Perhaps this is a simple tech solution. -DG
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  • It does the job for me! Mar 11, 2019

    By HyMSanchez
    I like how I can customize the practice options. Length, focus on a body part or function, type of music, speed, instructor, and more. I have mine on beginner 1 and still find some of the pose suggestions a bit advanced. I wish like most classes I’ve been to in person they had instruction that started basic, and then options to increase the postures (the video instructors are able to perform them well so if I can’t bend or move like they can it’s hard to know the right but “lesser” pose options. As a beginner I love the reminders for breathing sprinkled in as well as reminders to adjust the posture so you are getting it correct. Sometimes the flows seem repetitive with a LOT of down dog, plank, up dog, down dog sequences in a row - but maybe this is a style I’m just not familiar with in the “in person” classes I’ve taken. I love that you can also lengthen shavasana at the end or even remain listening if you forgot to lengthen it. Overall the app is a deal if you buy in during the holidays and works great for an at home option to get you through the week of you can’t make or can’t afford a group lesson.
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Liam Drake
    App seems good and well layed out, but as a total novice there isn't enough explanation as to what each pose is, so you spend the whole time looking at the screen which makes it hard to do sometimes. Also some of the poses require flexibility I don't have yet so some instruction as to an alternative or just a simple "bend as far a you can and breath into the stretch" would be better as you start out and then remove this for the later more advanced mode's (I chose begginer 1 and slow as choices)
    more
  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Shalu
    i like the app but i noticed that if I need shorter sessions it always has the same poses. I should be able to choose shorter sessions but still do more poses.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Heather Smith
    I used to love the app as I could download my practices and use them where I don't have data or WiFi. That feature has now disappeared and makes the app almost useless to me now. Really annoyed, as that is why I pay for the subscription.
    more
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Enchantress
    UNUSABLE - the app appears to be half broken. I have been using Down Dog for years - however recently, the app has gone strange - the "favourites" button (which allows you to locate and play routines you've previously done and saved) has DISAPPEARED - meaning you now can't play any of the routines on your saved list, at all - making the app completely unusable. I have already emailed Down Dog about the issue, and so far received no reply.
    more
  • Apr 15, 2021

    By Jaime Oscar M. Salazar
    With the latest update, I can no longer download sequences for offline use. There used to be a toggle for this when generating a sequence but it has disappeared or perhaps has been hidden away in some menu that is extremely difficult to find. Please fix this ASAP. Thanks.
    more
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Täs Sä
    Imagine paying for one whole year for a feature, only to have that feature disappear with an update after three months. That's Down Dog for you. The option to download a practice is gone, which makes this app useless for someone living off-grid, with a data plan restriction, etc.
    more
  • Apr 18, 2021

    By JayoT93
    Really disappointed, Bought a subscription for the app in hope to use it when I'm unable to use the internet. Unfortunately this downloadable capability has now disappeared! Meaning that I'm only granted access to my favourite practises whilst online. What a shame. I have emailed downdog and they are yet to reply
    more
  • Update KILLS your Battery, No Fix Jun 19, 2020

    By briznit
    For a week or so, my phone’s battery life has been pitiful. Finally, today I sat down to figure out what was draining it. It’s this app. It is using HOURS of background refresh activity which is draining my phone’s battery life. And guess what? THIS APP IS NOT LISTED IN BACKGROUND REFRESH LIST!! So, this means the app is not asking for your permission to refresh in the background. It is simply doing it without your OK. Not acceptable! ——— I LOVE this app, and I use it nearly everyday. Some days, I need to have the practice through my wireless headphones, but the app does not allow me to adjust volume through my headphones. I must go through my phone to adjust the volume for my headphones which is extremely inconvenient during a flow when a new song is just a bit too loud. (Swipe up to unlock, pause practice, adjust volume, relocate the time I stopped to change the volume to ensure I’m not missing a step, rewind, start again... it’s a hassle!) That’s not to mention needing to have my phone next to me. I’m doing yoga-the whole point is to get away from my phone. Having the ability to adjust volume as the songs change in type over the practice would take this app to the next level for me, personally. This seems to be its only flaw. But it’s a really big one for me.
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