Can Yoga Really Make You Sweat?
Try These Free Yoga Workouts For Weight Loss
Can you really use yoga to lose weight?
Well, that depends.
It depends on your fitness level, health restrictions, and goals.
If your primary goal is weight loss then there may be better forms of fitness that you can pursue. By better, we mean more efficient.
Yoga does not burn as many calories per hour as many other types of popular exercise options, including running, weight lifting, or biking.
Weight loss is a direct function of a calorie deficit. To maximize weight loss, you’ll need to use yoga alongside other types of exercises.
Yoga can help you get the most of your other workouts by increasing your power, stamina, and cardiovascular ability, and by keeping you refreshed for each workout so that you can push yourself harder – all of which helps with weight loss.
But can you just do yoga for weight loss?
Yes, of course you can. You’ll just have to be mindful about your caloric intake (something that yoga helps you do). Still, if your goal is weight loss, then we recommend combining yoga with other types of exercises for maximum results.
However, there are a few situations when yoga can be useful as your only workout for weight loss.
Beginners who are just starting out.
Chronic injuries such as back pain or knee pain.
When you are trying to get your nutrition under control.
When you are trying to create a morning habit.
Choosing The Right Yoga Program For Weight Loss
Yoga Sweat is our power yoga class for beginners, designed to get your heart pumping and your muscles burning. No flexibility required!
This is yoga for fitness. This… is yoga the Body By Yoga way.
Yoga stretches and strengthens your muscles at the same time.
It’s how you get that lean, totally ripped look.
There’s a reason why yoga is almost every pro athlete’s best kept secret.
There’s a reason why the top physical therapists and sports scientist in the country all draw on yoga exercises.
And there’s a reason why you should be adding yoga to your fitness routine.
This is a fun and challenging 25 yoga workout for beginners from our hit Yoga Boost series for beginners. If you thought you couldn’t sweat form yoga, then you better think again!