One session of Hot Yoga is supposed to burn about 650 calories.
There are many calories burned in hot yoga, which is why this new way of exercise has become quite popular. Hot yoga, also referred to as Bikram yoga, is basically a yoga performance in a room that has been heated to 105 degrees. The result is a lot of sweat and perspiration. This leads to an excess of calories being burned and is supposed to be great for weight loss.
The key to hot yoga is not only the heat, but also the humidity. In the ideal environment for hot yoga the humidity level reaches 40%. You are guaranteed to sweat as you perform the 25 plus yoga exercises required of the class.
Many who recommend hot yoga do so at a frequency of three times per week. This means that you are burning over 600 calories three times a week, for a total of 1800 plus calories. Now that is a lot of calories burned during yoga sessions.
The key to burning the most calories and losing weight is to stick to a regular routine. Doing hot yoga once a month probably wont yield the kind of results you are looking for if you are trying to shed weight and burn calories. However, three times a week may do the trick.
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