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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,358)
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4/25/12 5:41 P

Power yoga may count, but regular, non-power yoga is not considered cardio, and won't show up in the fitness tracker. To track it, you can enter it in the quick counter; regular yoga does burn calories, but not a huge amount... think like 200 calories in an HOUR. ;) I played with the assumption that the yoga class I was doing is vigorous enough to be considered cardio, and wore my heart rate monitor while doing it one class.

At 193? 249 calories. For a solid hour of breathing hard and sweating. ;) We're not talking scorching amounts of calories here. I can do better than that at a regular pace on the treadmill in 15 minutes!

Heather
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SNOWJESTER SparkPoints: (29,746)
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4/25/12 4:35 P

Just type in yoga in the fitness tracker under cardio and it'll pop up. It is counted.

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4/25/12 4:16 P

Power yoga, ashtanga or vinyasa, is counted on spark.

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4/25/12 1:45 P

Thanks...just wanted credit for doing SOMETHING good for myself!:)
BTW- my daughter participated in Tough Mudder about a year ago....I watched...very cool... emoticon

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4/25/12 1:33 P

i realized it wouldn't fit into strength nor cardio...but its the only exeercise I do right now. Should I put it under OTHER EXERCISE in the tracker portion? thanks!

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4/25/12 1:23 P

Of course it's exercise! Regular yoga is simply not cardio; you don't get your heart rate elevated enough to be considered cardio. That doesn't mean it doesn't have benefits or isn't good for you... it just means that it's not traditional cardio. :) Neither is strength! You can still track your yoga minutes using the Quick Tracker!

Heather
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-CORAL- SparkPoints: (39,303)
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4/25/12 1:23 P

Exactly what BDD923 said. :)

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4/25/12 1:21 P

The reason is... it's not cardio. Bummer, I know. I love Yoga!! This is one of those workouts you have to consider a "bonus". Remember that just because you aren't burning tons of calories doesn't mean it is not exercise. It's just not something that is going to force you to increase your calorie intake! Definitely track the minutes you do on your QuickTracker and you will get credit for the minutes.

And just do what Yoga does for you... Make you feel good about you!!

Namaste!! emoticon

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4/25/12 1:12 P

I am new to this site and have been doing different 20 minute videos (love Rodney Yee) and it really helps me feel better about myself, more limber and more fit but I don't see yoga counted as exercise. Sad thing is that it is one of my only favorite forms of exercise...it isn't wild stuff, I agree but it must count for something...doesn't it?? emoticon

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