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6/9/12 1:46 P

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I found this page that lists down the calories burn for different types of yoga.

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/wo
nder-how-many-calories-are-burned-diff
erent-yoga-classes-we-have-answers#

hope that helps.

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CAROLYNC321's Photo CAROLYNC321 Posts: 8
5/24/11 10:21 A

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I took my third class last night and wore my HRM. According to mine, I burned 396 calories, it was actually less than that, since I started it early, and forgot to stop it until about 5 or so minute after, so that calorie burn ended up being for 1 hour, 45 minutes. I'm 5'2, about 130.

My heart rate was in the low range for over an hour, and high intensity for 3 minutes.

Bikram yoga is not my cup of tea. I find it more of a mental challenge than physical. I would have burned way more calories riding my bike for 90 minutes.

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5/17/11 10:54 A

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I tried Bikram Yoga for the first time last night, and I wore my HRM to see if the estimates I had seen online (up to 1000 calories in 90 minutes?!) were anywhere near accurate. According to the HRM, I burned 538 calories in the 90 minute session. I'm 5'4" and around 140lbs.

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5/16/11 3:38 P

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This looks like it's mostly a dead thread, but I used the calorie calculator link below to figure out how much I'm burning doing Hot yoga and it seems ridiculously high to me.


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CKLOPEZ Posts: 5
5/27/09 3:57 P

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Oh my gosh. I checked out the link to calorie burning with Bikram Yoga. For my weight it states that I am burning 1193 per 90 minute class! Now all I have to do is give up the wine.

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5/27/09 3:54 P

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Thanks for that info on the calories burned for the Bikram. Did'nt have a clue as to how to figure that out. I continue to attend Bikram more for the overall effects of ridding myself of anxiety and the muscle I can see that I am gaining than losing weight

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5/27/09 12:30 P

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Yoga and calorie counting has always been a problem for me. I have been doing it for 10 years and I know how to control my breath and heart rate so a monitor doesn't really help me. I can make it through a 90 minute hot class with no problem. When I log the full 1300 calories I burn, my weight loss slows, when i underestimate I starve. I can't seem to find the balance. emoticon

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NEED2LOSELOTZ's Photo NEED2LOSELOTZ Posts: 968
2/27/08 9:08 A

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I'm not sure what type of hrm you're using. The one I use when I exercise is the band you put below your chest and a watch. It doesn't slip, but I know it would be highly distractive for me.

I've heard of hrm's that are just the wrist bands.
I usually gauge how I'm doing by my breath and the "talking effort". If I'm able to talk without any effort - then i'm not working out hard enough - hence in the low end of that range. If i can hardly spell out a word, then I'm def. in the high end. If I'm somewhere in the middle..then that's where I would put it.
other thing you may want to try is to wear the hrm for perhaps 5-10mins at sometime in the class and you can guess on average what the cals burned would be for the entire session based on the small segment.




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2/27/08 5:18 A

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Some sites say 300-1100. I checked the site you recommended and it said 1036. I've been putting 550 into my counter on here. I would rather underestimate too. I tried to wear my HRM today but it was a complete disaster so needless to say who knows what it would've said...

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2/26/08 3:35 P

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Thanks very much. :)

And, wow! According to their calculations, I've actually been UNDERestimating the number of calories I've been burning with my yoga. Which is fine, since I haven't been terribly far off (maybe 50-75 calories or so), and I'd rather underestimate them than overestimate them.

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2/26/08 11:57 A

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I don't do "Bikram Yoga", but I recently started going to a place, where they do "hot yoga". same concept.

Here's a link that I'm using to find cals burned for the yoga. I think I may have even found the same link in one of the older threads in Yoga Lovers.. when I was searching for local ashtanga teachers.

still haven't found any teachers..

but anyhow.. here it is.
hope this helps you:

www.my-calorie-counter.com/Calories_
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rned/Calories_Burned_B13737E4-518C-4R>04C-A6B6-734283A082EE.asp


under the same website, i filtered for "yoga", so you can check other types of yoga activities (not many - but can get an idea).
www.my-calorie-counter.com/Default.a
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?txtMCCSearch=yoga&txtUserID=&txtPasR>sword=&chkRememberMe=false&zoom_quer
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2/25/08 10:14 P

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I googled it and found numerous sites that talk about calories burned for bikram. You could try googling the kind of yoga you do.

As for wearing my HRM during class... I could wear the monitor but I feel like the watch would get in the way of my practice. I guess I could try it though and see what happens. I just feel like it would distract me. I like having on as little as possible in the way of jewelry and such.

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2/25/08 4:34 P

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When people say they've researched the number of calories burned -- Can I ask where? (Links?) Are there places that give accurate estimates for other forms of yoga, too?

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2/25/08 11:31 A

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I've researched the calories burned in a 90 minute Bikram class and found a range of 500-700 so I usually go with 600 on my fitness page.

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2/24/08 6:14 P

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Bikram Yoga is usually considered to be on the high side as you sweat so much - hope this helps. When I do my gentle Yoga I know I'm on the low side.

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2/24/08 4:54 P

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I'd use the readings from your monitor to choose the caloric expenditure. The higher your HR, the higher your calorie burn. Does yours have a option to turn off sound? or does it just bother you to have a watch on during practice?

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2/24/08 4:12 P

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I've been doing Bikram yoga ('hot' yoga) since October and just started SP not too long ago. I am keeping close track of my fitness and nutrition on here but wondering how all of you track the calories for your bikram class. I looked online and the range is 300-1100 per class, that's a GIANT range!! What do you enter? I do have a HRM but you can't really wear the watch in that class, I feel it would be too distracting. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!

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