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Calories burned yoga

Yoga may seem not the hardest workout. It does not build muscles like weight lifting does, does not burn calories as running does…

With all that being said, yoga is not the easiest workout which makes it great exercise to burn calories.

The amount of yoga calories burned depends on the types of exercises performed and the person doing yoga herself / himself. The number of calories burned depends on the persons body, their cardio and muscular level, the intensity of postures, and the length of the yoga class.

Maybe you’ve notice that for some people it’s harder to perform some exercises than for the others. They need to try tens time harder to accomplish the same tasks while others make it look so easy. Well, there is good news for those! The harder the exercise to accomplish – the MORE CALORIES YOU BURN YOGA.

Most of the people consider yoga as women’s type of exercise. People think so because yoga exercises based mainly on the flexibility of a human body. Yoga considered as a type of gymnastics which has always been women’s sport. Most of men prefer weight lifting and running to yoga classes.

Check out the yoga calories burned chart below and determine how manycalories burned during yoga class, on average.

Average yoga class held three times a week with 90 minute sessions.

Yoga class Yoga and calories burned
Hatha Yoga class or meditative yoga burns least calories Hatha yoga usually taught in beginner-level classes. Yoga emphasizes breath control and flowing postures. You can expect to burn 175 calories per hour, or the same amount of calories you would burn by walking 1 mile in 30 minutes.Yoga position Sun Salutation is a “low intensity” exercise. Performing Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) position will burn 7 calories per minute. 7 calories is approximately 6.3 fat calories burned.
Ashtanga Yoga or moderately active yoga Ashtanga yoga classes have a series of 6 poses that increase in difficulty. They are slightly more difficult than Hayha yoga and burn almost twice as much calories. An average class will burn 300 calories in one hour.
Power Yoga is an active yoga The main feature of Power yoga is to move quickly between poses to increase heart rate. Because of high intensity most classes typically last 30 to 45 minutes, rather than 60. The calories burned are approximately the same as a full 60 minute Ashtanga yoga class.
Vinyasa Yoga moderately active yoga Vinyasa yoga is usually combined with the Ashtanga form to create one dynamic class. Vinyasa yoga could be compared to a moderate bike ride in the same amount of calories burned. The emphasis is placed on flowing from one pose to the next, particularly during the sun salutation. Vinyasa classes typically burn 445 calories per hour, or the same amount as jogging at a slow pace for 60 minutes.
Bikram or Hot Yoga is a very strenuous yoga that burns the most calories Bikram yoga also known as hot yoga. Class performed in 105 degrees heated room with 40 percent of humidity. That means that you will sweat in this yoga class trying to perform the 26 postures. One hour class of hot yoga burns 630 calories of the same as swimming hard for the whole hour!

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  1. […] On average moderate weight lifting burn 115 calories per 30 minutes of exercises. That is 230 calories burned per 1 hour. What?! That is like calories burned doing yoga. […]

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