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Sculpture depicting 12 asana's of the Surya Namaskar at Terminal T3 at IGIA Airport, New Delhi, India,

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Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 8/28/2012 (19:42)
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8/28/12 4:53 P

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great info Petalia!

according to Livestrong.com Sun Salutations benefits are: www.livestrong.com/article/413323-wh
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Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 8/28/2012 (19:36)
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8/28/12 4:50 P

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I have no idea about calories but I was informed by a fellow SPerson that Sun Salutations use 98% of our bodies' muscles!

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from the study about 7 calories per minute, without saying that this is for everyone, it's just an estimation, if you know your heart rate, your resting heart rate and some how you can checked your heart rate at the time of doing the sun salutation, you'll be able to have an estimate of the calories burned. good luck!

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I knew it would require that 4 letter word - MATH!
Thanks so much for the great link.
It's nice to get caloric credit for my beloved morning practice.
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It's a complicated matter, read this article, it's a mini study attempting to find out how many calories are burned in doing sun salutation
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How many calories are burned while practicing Yoga?


Students are always asking “How many calories will I burn doing yoga?” I was really most interested to have some hard numbers when it came to caloric expenditure. Since I have been singing the praises of Sun Salutation for over 2 years now, I figured “calories burned” always seems to get people’s attention so this could information could add more to my “Benefits of Sun Salutation” arsenal.

In the past I have told my students that it is difficult to say how many calories someone burns while practicing yoga because it depends on the persons body composition, their cardiovascular and muscular endurance level, the intensity of postures, and the length of the yoga practice. All of which are difficult to measure (except for duration or practice) without doing a lot of calculations and tests before hand as well as having fancy measuring devices such as heart rate monitors, calorimetry devices , etc.

Although many of the physiological benefits of the yoga practice are often difficult to measure, my thought is that Sun Salutation (modified version for less experienced or full version for more experienced) is a rather rigorous. If each pose is performed correctly with approximately one breath per posture, I believe the intensity can be somewhat similar person to person, routine regardless of one’s physical shape or yoga experience. This is a theory with many holes, but I believe the series can be a good starting point for trying to measure calories burned per minute while practicing yoga. Perhaps another “official” study is in order!


Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 8/28/2012 (15:53)
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Does anyone have a calorie count for 3 Sun Salutations? I have no idea how to measure this.

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