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How many calories do I burn in a hatha (gentle) yoga class?

How many calories do I burn in a hatha (gentle) yoga class?

You can burn 135-480 calories in a hatha (gentle) yoga class.

It depends on how much you weigh and the length and difficulty of the class. Below is a general estimate of how many calories you can burn during a 45 and 60-minute hatha yoga class.

45-minute hatha yoga class

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 135 calories in 45 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 180 calories in 45 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 225 calories in 45 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 270 calories in 45 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 315 calories in 45 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 360 calories in 45 minutes.

60-minute hatha yoga class

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 180 calories in 60 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 240 calories in 60 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 300 calories in 60 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 360 calories in 60 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 420 calories in 60 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 480 calories in 60 minutes.
Sources:
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, et al. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 32, No. 9, Suppl., pp. S498–S516, 2000.
Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute



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