Compared to fast, aerobic exercises the number of calories burnt from doing yoga is less but yoga is not meant for drastic weight loss programs. Yoga helps maintain ideal weight and good health in the long run when done regularly. The steady weight loss that occurs while doing yoga regularly helps keep the weight off and prevent weight gain. It also helps strengthen the body and immune system. A person weighing 150 pounds will lose about 240 calories per hour by doing regular yoga exercises. Other power yoga regimens like Ashtanga yoga are paced faster and you can lose up to 400 calories in 90 minutes.
You can lose over 1300 calories per week if you do yoga everyday for one hour per day.
By doing yoga regularly and being dedicated, you can lose more than a quarter of a pound per week only by doing yoga as it takes 3500 calories to burn one pound of fat. For best weight loss results, you must combine regular yoga exercises with a healthy, balanced diet. You can combine yoga with other forms of exercise like walking, running, etc.