How many calories does yoga burn

How many calories does yoga burn

The history of yoga goes back to ancient India. However, initially yoga was primarily a philosophical school of Hinduism, helping to achieve an exalted physical and spiritual state.

In Russia, yoga was interested even before the revolution, but after 1917 it became ideologically prohibited. A few enthusiasts were engaged in it, miraculously getting textbooks – surviving books and samizdat.

In our time, yoga has not only become fashionable, but has also begun to be perceived on a par with fitness. According to many, yoga helps to cope with stress and restore mental strength, improve and even improve health. But can yoga help you lose weight?

On average, in a workout, you can burn from 100 to 450 kcal per hour. There are also such areas of practice in which exercises are performed in a dynamic rhythm, positions change one after another. For example, this is a feature of Hatha Yoga. But it is not worth doing it without proper physical preparation, this direction is more suitable for “advanced” practitioners.

There are also specialized yoga classes designed specifically for those who need to burn as many calories as possible and get rid of a few extra pounds in a short time. In this case, yoga courses work as follows:

on the one hand, students perform asanas that help activate the internal systems of the body, especially the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing excess moisture and toxins;
on the other hand, due to the stabilization of the hormonal background, internal self-regulation of all systems occurs, the body begins to work by the clock, the functions of assimilation of fats, carbohydrates and proteins are normalized;
Finally, it is also of no small importance that thanks to yoga, in principle, the view of the world around us changes, many people simply stop treating food as a source of pleasure, respectively, the very reason for gaining excess body weight disappears and there is no need for increased calorie burning.
We must not forget that yoga has contraindications. So, it is necessary to consult with your doctor for people suffering from hypertension, epilepsy, heart disease, cholelithiasis.

yoga at home
Those who want to practice yoga at home need to know that there are hundreds of asanas (poses) in it. It is almost impossible to master everything, and it is useless for a beginner. The study of yoga should begin with the simplest, most basic postures.

For example, for starters, you can do two basic poses:

Easy pose. Perfect for starting yoga. Sit on the mat and stretch your legs. Place the foot of one leg under the opposite knee, and then the foot of the outstretched leg under the other knee. Stretch your spine and lean your lower back slightly forward. Keep your back straight. This posture is used in twisting and other asanas, breathing exercises and meditation.

Diamond pose. Sit on your knees and heels, put your hands on your hips. Keep your back straight. If you feel pain in your ankles, place a blanket or blanket under your buttocks.

Downward facing dog, or the so-called mountain pose. The exercise begins in a standing position. Rest your palms and feet on the floor, fingers wide apart. Feet – hip-width apart. Straight lines should run from the wrist to the hip, as well as from the hip to the heel. The neck is extended. The armpits are turned towards each other. Try not to arch your back too much. Breathe evenly and calmly.

It is better to start classes from one minute, and then bring to half an hour.