Does yoga help with weight loss?Yes It is. I lost 3 Kgs in less than a month. It worked out for me in an effective manner. I even hit 108 per day, and the change is very visible. You can start with minimum 7 rounds per day and gradually increase the count. I used to pursue running and sometimes gym and sometimes diet. But this time i didnt care about anything, In fact i increased my Carb loading. The change was phenomenal and u can feel it along the day after workout, all the muscles in active state.
Before you start any weight loss program, you should know there are about 3,500 calories in 1 pound of fat. S0, you need to reduce your daily calories by 250 to 500 in order to achieve ½ to 1 pound of weight loss per week. Using the numbers from this yoga study, a 138-pound person needs to do Surya Namaskar for 18 minutes to burn 250 calories, 25 minutes to burn 350 calories and 40 minutes to burn 500 calories.
Surya Namaskar- 30-minutes workout calorie meter
How much calories are you burning in your 30 minute workout?
Weight lifting = 199 calories
Tennis = 232 calories
Basketball = 265 calories
Beach volleyball = 265 calories
Football = 298 calories
Bicycling (14 – 15.9 mph) = 331 calories
Rock climbing = 364 calories
Running (7.5mph) = 414 calories
Surya Namaskar = 417 calories
Surya Namaskar calorie Calculation:
One round of Surya Namaskar burns upto 13.90 calories for an average weighing person. You can now set the target for yourself. Slowly you can increase the number of rounds of surya namaskar to 108. By the time you reach this number, you will find a leaner you.
288 yoga poses in 12 minutes!
One round of Sun Salutation consists of 12 yoga
poses.One set consists of two rounds of Sun
Salutation:first stretching the right side of your
body and then the left side. So, when you do 12
sets of Sun Salutation, you are completing 12 sets
x 2 rounds in each set x 12 yoga poses in each
= 288 yoga poses in 12 to 15 minutes.