Last update - 21st May 2014

The 5 activities below are based on the general description of Yoga, click on an item from the list to give a personalised weight based calculation. The calories expended are given for a range of activities from 'bikram yoga' to 'hatha yoga'. The burnt calories are based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the time spent yoga, which is given in the chart below, per hour.

Each Yoga activity can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of the energy used, using our free calculator.

Based on the the list of yoga activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 457 Calories for one hour of yoga.

The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 392 Calories for one hour of yoga.

The mean calories burned per minute of yoga, based on the list of 5 activities, shown below, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 8 Calories per minute.

The average per minute for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 7 Calories per minute.

The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by bikram yoga. For this activity in one hour an average man burns 819 Calories, while an average woman in one hour burns 702 Calories.

The yoga activity with the lowest calories burnt is hatha yoga, which for an average man in one hour burns 215 Calories, and for an average woman burns 185 Calories.

As previously mentioned the burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the length of time. A sedentary man between the ages of 19-30 requires approximately 2500 calories, and a sedentary woman requires approximately 2000 calories, although as your activity levels increase with regular exercise, this requirement will also increase. To personalise the calorific value, click on one of the activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories are burned by Yoga.




Calories Burned Yoga Calculator

Calories Burned in one hour of yoga for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
bikram yoga - calories  Male=819 kcal, Female=702 kcal.
hatha yoga - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
hot yoga - calories  Male=819 kcal, Female=702 kcal.
sitting; moderate (heavy levers, riding mower/ forklift, crane operation) teaching stretching or yoga - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
yoga general - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.



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