Submitted by A on November 9, 2010 at 06:32
It's not an easy task to compute and determine the number of calories burned during a yoga section, since the intensity level of the type of yoga depends upon on the type of yogasanas being done and the endurance level of the individual. To give an average figure and individual weighing 130 pounds would burn around 260 calories an hour in a power yoga or Ashtanga yoga session. An intense yoga class comprising of quick, lithe and aggressive movements can burn approximately 400 calories an hour. The amount of calories burned depends upon the individual's weight, for example the more a person weighs, the more calories he or she burns. In order to calculate, use a simple formula that is, determine the number of calories burned by a particular class and divide the number burned by 130 pounds. The result must be multiplied by your weight in pounds.
Although traditional forms of yoga such as Hatha yoga can only result in a gradual decrease in weight loss, intensive forms of yoga such as Bikram Yoga and Ashtanga yoga in combination with a proper diet and cardiovascular workout can help in achieving quick weight loss. It is important that the individual burns 1000 to 2000 calories a week, for effective weight loss through the medium of exercise. Apart from just weight loss, yoga is also known to have a great influence on the appearance because of the loss of inches and toning effect overall. It is possible and individual may drop to a smaller size of clothes, but is also likely to weigh approximately the same. Power yoga helps in burning calories in addition to shaping the body and toning the muscles. The emphasis on fitness it's what makes Power Yoga distinctive from other types of Yoga. Power Yoga can be substituted for a heavy work out. In the practice of power yoga, the movements and poses are dependent upon the instructor or the yoga teacher, as this form of yoga does not have fixed yogasanas to be followed. Power yoga stresses on the endurance and flexibility of the body and aims to achieve a higher level of elasticity and strength to the muscles.
Power yoga has number of advantages and one most important among them, is that it helps in increasing the lean muscle tissue. When lean muscle developed, the amount of calories burned its much more than that of traditional forms of yoga. In addition, there is an increased basal metabolic rate and a greater reduction in the body fat percentage.
Submitted by C D on July 25, 2008 at 05:35