Large Bodies Can Burn 2,232 Calories in 90 Minutes!!!


At my current body mass of 328 to 336 pounds Bikram’s Hot Yoga burns approximately 2,232 to 2,313 Calories in the 90 minute class!!! That’s roughly 2/3 of a pound! Wow.

Bikram+Yoga burn

This guy has even gone as far as monitoring his body parameters while in the yoga class, that’s a great idea and I’ll have to get that going on too! Here is his story:

“It’s been a year since I practiced Bikram Yoga to supplement my mountain biking and windsurfing. I was looking for a discipline that could help in my core strength, balance and flexibility. …

I consider myself a reasonably fit athlete with a VO2 max of 69 ml/min/kg. In other words, I have good endurance threshold and recover quickly. However, nothing prepared me for how challenging Bikram Yoga would be.

Initially, I could hardly breathe and was panting heavily as I did not regulate my breathing. The 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practised in a 40º C room in 90 minutes is my toughest physical activity – period. I feel totally spent after every session.

Here’s a map [above] of the poses to my heart rate, total calories burned [for my body mass] is 550 calories.”Journey Adventure Balance on Bikram Yoga


One of my family medical doctors told me to do whatever I had to do to burn one pound at day (maximum medical safe limit according to him).

Certainly Bikram’s Hot Yoga facilitates a huge calorie burn the bigger your body is.

At 180 pounds the estimate of calories burned is 1,225 calories in 90 minutes.



About pwl

I am a Systems Scientist with a Specialty in Systems Analysis and Computer Science and Neuro Linguistic Programming. I write software. I consult with large and small corporations on a variety of technical fields: finance, banking, insurance, construction, engineering, simulations, modeling, electronics, product design, systems integration, and much more. I am a writer. I am an atheist/anti-theist or "bright" - no invisible friends for me. You are free to be or "believe" what you want as long as you don't harm anyone in your actions in accordance with the non-aggression principle. I promote the natural human desire to freely trade with others and to relate with others in the context of the non-aggression principle and voluntary society with spontaneous order. I'm working to rebalance my body through various forms of body weight strength training such as hot yoga, calisthenics, in addition to free weights and old school strength training; and nutrition of course. I practice meditation of observing one's own breath without trying to change its rythym, which is something one can practice whatever one is doing in life (or whatever life is doing to one). I'm comitted to excellence and life long learning. If I can bring a smile to your face; if I can brighten your day; if I can learn from you; if I can teach you; if I can freely trade with you; if I can make a positive difference in your life; these are actions of success that I value. Live long and prosper.
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