We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people who want to explore yoga or improve their skills. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.

Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Approximately 80 million Americans were likely to try yoga at some point in 2016, according to a Yoga Journal report.

Yoga integrates poses and breathing techniques to cultivate physical and mental well-being. There are several varieties, including slower, more meditative styles like hatha that focus on breathing and mindfulness, and active styles like vinyasa that integrate more physical exercises for strength and flexibility.

Yoga has many proven health benefits, from reducing body mass and the risk of heart disease to relieving stress and improving overall well-being. Due to its wide range of styles and levels — and the fact that you can practice it just about anywhere — yoga is great for people of all ages.

Want to try yoga for the first time, or take your yoga practice to a new level? Check out these picks for our top apps of the year, and start using your mobile device to bring you a little om.

Yoga.com Studio

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Learn the correct way to do hundreds of yoga poses with the Yoga.com studio app, which gives you high-definition (HD) videos to demonstrate postures and breathing exercises. The search feature allows you to find poses based on type, level, and other factors. Plus, you can see the muscles you’ll be using in each position. There are also 37 programs to help you begin or advance your practice — all in an alluring interface.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: $2.99

Your smartphone fits in your pocket. Now your yoga hub can, too. Pocket Yoga boasts audio and visual instructions to help you learn and optimize poses. Integrate your own music as well. This app tracks your practices and how many calories you’ve burned, making it easy to document your progress as a yogi. Perhaps best of all is that the iOS app works with the Apple Watch, iPad, and TV, making it easy to fit yoga in anywhere you go.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Bring class anywhere and practice at your own pace with this yoga app. Choose between one of more than 80 yoga and meditation programs of varying lengths, purposes, and intensities. Pose blocks let you learn about popular combinations, such as sun salutations. You also can create your own custom HD video class and include your own music selections. The instructional library boasts details on 280 poses. The app also gives you the flexibility to stream classes on iPad, Apple TV, or iPhone.

iPhone rating: ★★★✩✩

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

With yoga and meditation classes spanning from 5 to 60 minutes and from beginner to advanced, Yoga Academy can transform you into a true yogi. View the library with more than 200 poses — and all the details you’ll want to know about them. It features separate audio tracks of ambient music to help you unwind. The community lets you connect with others, and achievements can help you stay motivated. A monthly subscription runs $7.99 and an annual membership costs $47.99.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: $4.99

Perhaps the most important aspect of yoga revolves around the breathing. Improve your techniques with this app. It aims to teach you how to leverage breathing to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, alleviate migraines, and boost energy. Choose from two different courses, where animations and music guide you. Monitor your progress by reviewing the log of your program history to see your personal improvements.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Want to get your om on in a pinch? 5 Minute Yoga aims to help you with fast, efficient, and purpose-oriented yoga routines that are ideal for beginners. Look to the poses for a detailed description and demonstrational image to ensure you achieve proper posture. A timer keeps the workout moving so you can fit it into your busy schedule — and still enjoy a little “me” time. A monthly or yearly subscription is available.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Expert yogi Tara Stiles stars in this FitStar Yoga app to coach you as you practice yoga. A free version is available, while paying for premium access gives you even more content as well as feedback on your progress. Tailor the yoga sessions to meet your skill level, and sync this with your fitness tracker to track your progress. Want to turn your living room into a yoga studio? The app also works with Apple TV so you can view sessions on a larger screen.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Daily Yoga encourages you to make yoga part of your everyday routine. It’ll show you more than 500 asanas in more than 200 yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes. Themed classes include “Mindfulness Everyday” and “Getting Toned.” Combine yoga with other exercises and breathing techniques to get the most out of your practice. Subscriptions are $9.99 a month and $39.99 a year. The app also integrates easily with the Apple Health App. Plus, you can connect with other yogis as you deepen your yoga knowledge and cultivate a more peaceful lifestyle.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Start a yoga practice in your own space with Simply Yoga. Videos guide you through poses from yoga gurus as you complete 20, 40, or 60-minute classes. The paid version gets you more content and features including no ads. A simple interface aligns with the app’s goal of giving you guidance to practice yoga without the bells and whistles.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Adriene is the force behind this app, which gives you plenty of instructional content and enticing classes with an authentic feel. Use the videos to watch Adriene guide you through yoga poses and help you find what feels good for you. Beam videos to a Chromecast or AirPlay-enabled devices. You can watch videos offline when Wi-Fi isn’t available as well.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Bolster your knowledge of yoga poses with this app, which features more than 250 poses along with expert knowledge of how to master each one. This gives you modifications so you can learn the pose as a beginner and then make it more difficult — ideal if you’re new to yoga and want to familiarize yourself with poses before visiting a studio. Plus, getting into the postures more safely can reduce first-timer injuries that are common in yoga… a huge plus!

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

This is a fitness app that’s inspired by yoga. Choose from different workouts lasting from 10 to 30 minutes, and enjoy more than 400 workout variations to keep things fresh. The tutorials are detailed so users can learn proper alignment, and structured programs help introduce and advance your yoga practice. The app also allows you to connect with other users, giving you the yoga community often found at studios.