The beauty of yoga lies in its ability to clear mind, tone, your body and increase your flexibility. A Calorie is a unit of energy. In everyday language and nutrition, Calorie refers to energy consumption through eating, drinking and energy used through physical activity.
HOW YOGA DIFFER FROM EXERCISE?
Exercises are aimed at building your muscles and physical strength and endurance. Yoga asanas is not building off muscles, but harmonizing the body, breath and mind, thereby contributing the overall health of individual.
Exercises can buildup toxins in the body, while yoga asanas help in eliminating toxins. Exercises build body muscles but yoga enhance the overall being of the individual such as physical, mental, spiritual.
HOW YOGA BURN CALORIES?
Calories expenditure in yoga is said to be anywhere from approximately 100-200 calories per hour, depending on the person, and the practice.
In Yoga, calorie burn depends on the style of yoga you are doing, level at which the class is being taught, the length of the class and your own level of intensity. It also depends on individual characteristics such as body type; gender, size and age all come into play.
CALORIES BURNT IN VINYASA FLOW (POWER YOGA):
The intensity of the flow influences the calorie burn. A slow flowing class is technically defined as Vinyasa, a usual Vinyasa class begins slowly with a few seated postures and breathe work and then builds to more intense postures that burn the most calories. Then wind down to longer holds of poses such as pigeon or seated forward fold, finally practice ends with 5 minutes in Savasana to steady the mind and central nervous system.
A 130 pound person burns about 515 calories during 60 minute of Vinyasa. Average 550 calories for an hour long Vinyasa class.
CALORIES BURNT IN SIVANANDA STYLE:
Sivananda style yoga is the gentle for of yoga with certain asanas. It focuses more on breathing and becoming aware of body. This is a low to moderate calorie burn yoga. The important feature is to rely on continual movement. The average calorie burn is 175 calories per hour. It burns about 189 calories per hour for a 150 pound woman.
CALORIES BURNT IN ASANA, PRANAYAMA, AND MEDITATION (APM):
Asanas are designed to promote, a state of mental and physical well-being. Doing 1 hour of an yoga session can burn around 100 to 450 calories, depending up on the type of yoga, how well it is performed and the person who is performing it.
Pranayama is a set of breathing techniques under yoga is the best way to gain the spiritual connection with our body. There are different types of breathing techniques such as Bhastrika pranayama-1k Cal/2 minutes, Kapalbhati kcal/7 minutes, Anulom volom 3kcal/6minutes.
Meditation is train your brain to focus in the inner aspect of yourself. During 30 minutes session our brain will ask our muscles to stay perfectly still in a controlled pose and brain control your breathing, pulse, thoughts and muscles take energy. Hence, you burn calories during this process. The calories burnt in a 15 minutes meditation session, by a person who weighs 150 pounds are approximately 18 calories.
“PRACTICE YOGA AND MEET YOUR SOUL”
By comparing the other forms of physical activities yoga and its associated techniques gives you the right path of living in an easy, comfortable manner. As per the saying “old is gold”, yoga is founded and developed by our ancestors to enjoy the fragrance of life by seeding them in day to day activities. So “STOP THINKING, START DOING”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]