Since the pandemic there has been a lot of online programs for yoga. And it is great as we don’t always find the time to go to our favourite yoga studio. But how to find your way through all of these different apps and websites?
Well, I’ve tried a couple of them for you, so you don’t have to go through the process of cancelling your subscription in time before your card gets charged.
I’d also like to tell that these reviews are affiliate free. Therefore, there is absolutely no gain for me from your clicks!
Asana Rebel Review
For the past two weeks now I’ve been checking out Asana Rebel to see if it was something for me. And long story short, it wasn’t for me and I did cancel my subscription. However, it might be something for you, so keep on reading if you are interested in getting a subscription!
The pros of Asana Rebel
Maybe ignore the part where I said it wasn’t something for me, I don’t want to influence you from the beginning on already. It is your choice and my pros and cons might be different for you!
That said. What I felt was amazing about the app, it is a complete and stylish app. You won’t only get exercises, every day there is a little quiz (although it sometimes felt a bit childish, with information that wasn´t new to me at all), there are meditations, recipes and music!
So what I really liked about it, is that it’s a complete program and not just only one or the other. You get everything included. There´s nothing worse than always having a paywall to get an upgrade of some kind. That´s not the case here, you really do get what you see!
The workouts were nice, although I will talk about them later a bit more as, for me, they had a big con as well. But not gonna spoil the fun now already!
I really liked the meditations, they were really clear and relaxing. So it was an amazing way to end my day (I specifically used them before going to bed).
What I also enjoyed a lot is that the program changes during the day. So they pick for you some great morning sessions, meditations and recipes. They change as your day progresses.
Those were the pros, let’s have a look at the cons now.
The cons of asana rebel
I did like the program a lot, but there were a couple of dealbreakers for me. So, again, these are a bit personal, so they might not bother you too much!
The first thing that I didn’t like that much, is that for now the main platform is an app. Doing yoga from your phone at home just isn’t that handy. They did put out a beta for their website, so you can do yoga online through your computer now, but there’s still some work. It’s getting there though and I hope this con will turn into a pro very soon!
Then, the exercises. I hoped it would’ve all been about yoga, but that wasn’t always the case. I have to be honest that I have a few mixed feelings about it. It was nice to exercise a bit and not just do yoga, but I looked forward to deepening my yoga practice. So, maybe not completely a con, but also not a pro either.
And to continue on that. Sometimes I felt the cues during the practice were a bit lacking. I’m a yoga teacher myself and sometimes I was completely stretching wrongly as they didn’t give any instructions on the feet. I noticed it because I was watching on a big screen, but when watching a smaller screen, I wouldn’t know how you’d be able to notice that.
And then lastly there was another thing that I didn’t completely enjoy. Very often I was already laying down in Savasana when my phone almost started yelling: “You are almost done with your workout, would you like to continue?” This was really startling to me as I didn’t want one of their options to continue, I just wanted to relax in Savasana. Again, something little for someone else probably, but a bit of a dealbreaker to me.
I’d rather have lengthier videos than have a couple of times smaller videos with a rather loud voice in between sessions. I could be persuaded though if that voice would be just a little bit more meditative.
How does Asana rebel score?
I paid 35,99 euros for my subscription, but it was at a 50% discount. For this price it’s absolutely amazing and totally worth it! Although, at full price, there are better programs for just a little bit extra.
As mentioned before, there were really got things about Asana Rebel. The instructors look really nice and they are good at what they do. There’s a good variation. Although I wonder how often they add new stuff.
As mentioned before the app itself is quite nice. However, I’d like to have a web version as well for when I’d like to put it on a bigger screen. On a phone the screen will be quite small, so my suggestion would be to watch at least on a tablet. If they improve their website a little bit more they’ll be getting an extra star.
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Hi, I have heard of Asana Rebel but have not actually tried it. From what I’ve seen of it it looks good but however, but I am like you not a fan of mobile apps for things like this. It seems silly that they don’t have a desktop version. Do you actually have to hold your phone whilst doing yoga? that is a dealbreaker for me too but shame as training looks really good.
Well, you don’t have to hold onto your phone of course, but you’ll have to get a stand or something (like a tripod) to make it easier for you to watch. If you have a smart tv or other device you can stream it onto your television. But as you mention, to me this was also a bit of a dealbreaker, although the classes were amazing.
Hi Virendra, kind of hard to decide for me. I looked at Inner Dimension TV and Asana. Do you know Gaia.TV I was looking at that because of some of their other content. Quite Interested in UFOs and Paranormal etc. But yes I see they have other content like Yoga exercises, meditation and all the spiritual stuff like LoA. It’s definitely much cheaper short term is 140 one time or is this subscription?
Thanks a lot for your comment. I actually also wrote an article about Gaia TV where I tell you all about it! I hope you´ll find an app matching for your needs!