How many calories do you burn with Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar Yoga burns an average of 197 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Iyengar Yoga or other activities.

Calories burned with Yoga (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Ashtanga Yoga 4 86 171 257 343
Bikram Yoga 5 107 214 321 429
Hatha Yoga 2.5 54 107 161 214
Hot Yoga 5 107 214 321 429
Iyengar Yoga 2.3 49 99 148 197
Nadisodhana Yoga 2 43 86 129 171
Power Yoga 4.2 90 180 270 360
Surya Namaskar Yoga 3.3 71 141 212 283
Vinyasa Yoga 5.5 118 236 354 472
Yoga 3.1 66 133 199 266

How do we calculate how many calories Iyengar Yoga burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Iyengar Yoga is used.

Iyengar Yoga has a MET of 2.3.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Iyengar Yoga: 2.3

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Step Aerobic:
(180 / 2.20462) * 2.3 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 197

MET

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Iyengar Yoga.

* METs cannot estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals by accounting for differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, intensity of movement and environmental conditions. As a result, the energy expenditures for the same activity vary from individual to individual.

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