Learn Your Burn: Yoga Classes & Calories


Deciding if a workout is worthwhile shouldn't be based on how many calories you burn; there are other factors to consider, like if you got your heart rate up, improved your balance and strength, or the exercise improves your energy levels.

That said, most of us are regular yoga practitioners, but how many of you know what kind of calories you are burning during those Sun Salutations & Vinyasa Flows? There are so many benefits of yoga that it doesn't really matter how many calories you burn, but in case you were curious, the chart below shows how yoga classes stack up in the calorie department thanks to Health Status's calorie calculator.

From lowest to highest:

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Contrary to popular belief, as we've already learned, don't rely on sweat as a gauge of how intense an exercise is. A combination of heart rate and perceived effort are much better indicators of how hard you are working and how much energy you are expending.