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Old 09-03-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Calories burned in yoga compared to other forms of excercise?

How long to would you say that would a person have to do yoga (either vinayasa, or ashtanga or any heavy, higher intensity/experinced) forms of yoga for to equal the amount of calories burned in 1 hour of other forms of excercise like weights, intervals, or cardio? I am wondering because I really love the way yoga makes me feel and I love doing it! But I am concerned with keeping my current body weight and physique.

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Old 10-14-2011, 09:24 AM   #2
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Re: Calories burned in yoga compared to other forms of excercise?

I just started Yoga myself and like it too. A friend of mine lost a bunch of inches and really toned up and Yoga was the only thing she was doing. From what I read you can burn 170 to 500 cal per hour depending on the type of Yoga. I still do cardio classes also but am trying to get the Yoga in twice a week.

Have you noticed any changes yet?

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:46 PM   #3
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Re: Calories burned in yoga compared to other forms of excercise?

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I just started Yoga myself and like it too. A friend of mine lost a bunch of inches and really toned up and Yoga was the only thing she was doing. From what I read you can burn 170 to 500 cal per hour depending on the type of Yoga. I still do cardio classes also but am trying to get the Yoga in twice a week.

Have you noticed any changes yet?
Goodness I hope its 500 haha. I do ashtanga. Its my favorite kind. What kind of classes are you taking? I haven't noticed any more inches lost or anything like that but I do notice I am more flexible and of course more calm after class. Have you noticed any changes? How many times do you practice a week?

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Old 10-17-2011, 07:51 AM   #4
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Re: Calories burned in yoga compared to other forms of excercise?

I just started a couple weeks ago so I have only taken 3 PiYo classes so far which is Pilates & Yoga combined. I am taking an hour of just the Yoga today after work. They also have just the Yoga on the weekends too so I am going to try to make it on Saturday and Sunday mornings. I'm going to try for at least 2 or 3 per week and see how that goes. I can definitely feel the burn when I do the PiYo. It's not as easy as I thought it would be. How long have you been doing it?

Oh and what is the Ashtanga yoga? I have no idea what the one is they have at the gym. Just says Yoga on the sheet.

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