It is common knowledge that in order to lose weight, one must consume fewer calories and expend a large number of calories during exercise.
Vinyasa, or "flow yoga" as it is commonly known in the West, consists of a series of dynamic yoga poses.
It is a variation of Vinyasa yoga that emphasizes abdominal strengthening through rigorous strength training.
When combined with rapid movements, the asanas expend enough calories to facilitate the decomposition of fat in the body, resulting in weight loss.
This is done to increase perspiration so that your body can detoxify and you can expend more calories.
If you are a habitual gym-goer and can tolerate a highly intense exercise that induces profuse perspiration, then Bikram yoga is for you.
Hatha yoga, one of the more traditional forms of yoga, is the origin of the more popular styles, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Bikram.
Hatha yoga integrates the physical aspects of yoga with all of the breathing postures to create a continuous flow of energy .
The purpose of power yoga is to maximize calorie expenditure by elevating the pulse rate and emphasizing all upright postures.
The modification resulted in a form of yoga that paralleled any cardio exercise and became known as power yoga.