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Calories Burned During Vinyasa Flow Yoga

author image Karen Eisenbraun
Karen Eisenbraun has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Knox College and has been writing professionally since 2004. She is the content director for several health-related websites and a certified holistic nutrition consultant.
Calories Burned During Vinyasa Flow Yoga
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In yoga, vinyasa refers to the practice of linking one pose to the next in a flowing sequence. Vinyasa, or vinyasa flow, can be a vigorous form of yoga that can help you burn several hundred calories, depending on your weight.

About Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa flow classes typically combine sun salutations and series of standing postures to build heat in the body. These classes typically require some prior knowledge of yoga postures and a certain degree of stamina and knowledge of proper yogic breathing. Breathing is vitally important in this type of yoga,

Types of Vinyasa Classes

Any yoga class with the word "flow" in the name, such as Hatha Flow, will incorporate vinyasas. Ashtanga is a type of vinyasa that uses a progressive series of certain postures. Some yoga teachers also incorporate vinyasa into other classes, so ask about their teaching style and the level of intensity.

Calories Burned

According to the calorie counter on the website HealthStatus, a 140-pound person can expect to burn about 328 calories during one hour of Ashtanga yoga or 554 during vinyasa yoga. Other types of vinyasa yoga burn calories at varying degrees. The more vigorous the class, the more calories you'll burn.

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