Religious issues aside, yoga can be good for your body, which makes it good for you. Think of it as a physical and spiritual method which brings mind and body together.
My iPhone is home to a few Yoga apps which, when I’m in the mood to exercise and stretch a bit, I point to Apple TV which displays various movements and posture and alignment on the television.
For non-Apple TV folk, there’s also a way to get the same benefits from your Mac. It’s called Pocket Yoga, which seems off a bit since your Mac doesn’t go into your pocket, but the same developer has a few iPhone and iPad versions which are also entitled Pocket Yoga.
The Mac version works exactly as you’d expect. If you have a MacBook just set the computer down in front of your yoga mat and walk through the various practices.
Pocket Yoga for Mac comes with both voice and visual instructions so you can see and work through every recommended pose. There are more than 200 pose images which display the appropriate posture and alignment so you get the most from each session.
And, there’s music. It’s a soothing background Muzak-like music to help you relax while you practice. While you practice you can choose three different difficulty levels, multiple durations, with a total of 27 different sessions.
It seemed odd at first to plunk the MacBook down in front of my mat but it works better than using the iPhone or iPad (more screen real estate). Maybe it’s the smaller market, but the Mac version of Pocket Yoga costs a couple of dollars more, but still worth it.