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Hot Yoga - calories burned, any idea?

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ubik Thu 25-Apr-13 17:21:32

Am a few weeks into doing regular Bikram yoga mainly because i want to tone up but also to help manage stress.

I know this is shallow and it's all holistic etc etc - but how many calories do you reckon you burn in 90 mins? And if you have been doing it for a while, what benefits have you found?

Mitchy1nge Thu 25-Apr-13 17:24:22

am scared of getting a disease, is that just an urban (or rural in my case) myth from the sauna like conditions, heaving with flu and meningitis and stuff?

ubik Thu 25-Apr-13 17:29:40

Well I attend a proper studio, I take my own mat and towel and they open the windows and doors after a session. It's very clean. I don't think the risk of viral infection is any higher than attending an aerobics session or using a (shudder) public sauna.

People do sweat a great deal though and I know for some of my friends that was a bit to icky to cope with grin

overmydeadbody Thu 25-Apr-13 17:36:42

Depends on how much you weigh

overmydeadbody Thu 25-Apr-13 17:38:30

Roughly I'd say between 80 and 100 calories per ten minutes of excersise, that is the rough estimate for lots of sports

ubik Thu 25-Apr-13 17:41:43

I did an online test thing which calculated weight + hot yoga = calories burned and with a weight of 138 lbs it calculated at around 900!

Having been a regular runner til my knee gave out, that seems a very high calorie burn for yoga, although it is very intense and you do sweat a great deal.

MasterOfTheYoniverse Thu 25-Apr-13 17:48:42

They advertise 600-800 cal burned per session.

Mitchy1nge Thu 25-Apr-13 17:49:44

900 calories! shock I would risk smallpox, plague and TB for that!

(there are pools of sweat everywhere after spin so is a ridiculous myth I bet)

overmydeadbody Thu 25-Apr-13 17:51:12

ubik I would burn 900 calories on a 90 minute run, and they do compare hot yoga to running.

Just give or take a little depending on how hard you push yourself and hold the moves.

ubik Thu 25-Apr-13 17:58:42

Maybe it is 900 calories! And the best thing about it is that it's warm in there. I can lie on the floor and have a nice sleep before the instructor starts torturing us.

Mitchy - I'd totally recommend it, it's really great for stretching your back and legs.

Mitchy1nge Thu 25-Apr-13 18:03:31

I love stretchy exercises, and at 900 calories a session I don't care if they come with free yellow fever or cholera or whatever grin I think I might give it a try, do you pay as you go at yours or have to enrol for a whole term?

ubik Thu 25-Apr-13 18:07:22

You can buy a certain number of sessions at ours and then just use them as and ain't cheap (probably due to heating bills) but they do seemly do introductory offers fir newbies.

Mitchy1nge Thu 25-Apr-13 18:50:03

grrr is £35 a month or just over £10 a class if pay as and when

sorry to be so nosy but how much are your classes?

ubik Fri 26-Apr-13 13:10:14

I paid £99 for 20 sessions -but I get money off as I am NHS. I paid £20 fir 20 days of lessons as an introductory offer. Your one dies seen v expensive, they may have cheaper rates fr certain classes if you go an ask

Movingforward123 Fri 26-Apr-13 18:10:11

I was going to start normal yoga as I have back problems and I'm recovering from a sprained ankle, do you think the exercises help your back?

Mitchy1nge Fri 26-Apr-13 18:29:20

I'll look for another class, wish I lived in a city or somewhere with choice that doesn't mean driving for half an hour grrrrr

mercury7 Fri 10-May-13 01:24:17

I really dont think hot yoga can be compared to running in terms of calories burned!

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