Yoga combines physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation to exercise the mind and body. Beyond promoting peace of mind, the various twisted asanas and meditation techniques offer countless benefits. You can determine the number of calories burned during a yoga session using the yoga calories burned calculator.
You can use some formulas that can provide an estimate of the calories burned during a yoga session:
Calories burned during yoga = (MET value x 3.5 x body weight in kg) / 200
MET value: MET or metabolic equivalent is a value that represents the energy expended during a specific activity, relative to the energy expended while at rest. MET value is usually between 2.5 and 3.5, depending on the style and intensity of your workout.
Body weight: Your weight in kilograms.
For example, if you weigh 70 kilograms and are practicing Hatha yoga, which has a MET value of 2.5, the calculation would be:
Calories burned during yoga = (2.5 x 3.5 x 70) / 200 = 3.06 calories per minute
This means that if you practice Hatha yoga for 60 minutes, you would burn approximately 184 calories (3.06 x 60 = 184).
Note that this formula is an estimate and actual calorie burn may vary depending on individual factors and the specific yoga practice being performed.