How many calories are burned in different yoga classes

Yoga is becoming increasingly popular as a full-body workout. But with so many different styles around, which one burns the most calories? Read on to find out …

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa yoga involves practitioners coordinating their breath with a series of flowing movements in a continuous flow of postures. It involves a lot of physicality, so burns around 550 calories per hour of vinyasa yoga class.

Ashtanga Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga involves the coordination of breath with movement. Ashtanga classes see students move through a set series of postures in a flowing manner. In a one-hour class, you can burn between 450 and 550 calories.

Bikram Yoga

Well-known for being practiced in a heated room, contrary to popular belief, the high heat does not burn more calories. Bikram style yoga involves moving through a set series of 26 poses in a 90-minute class. You can burn around 330 calories per class.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is probably the best-known type of yoga in the West. It is the basic physical practice of yoga and tends to be fairly gentle. It’ll give you a great stretch but probably won’t leave you sweaty. You will still burn between 175 and 300 calories per one-hour class.

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga emphasizes alignment and placement. It does not involve a great deal of movement, and postures are held for a long time to improve flexibility. A one-hour Iyengar class will burn about 175 calories.

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