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Complement Ther Med. 2016 Dec;29:169-174. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.10.002. Epub 2016 Oct 15.

Differences in energy expenditure during high-speed versus standard-speed yoga: A randomized sequence crossover trial.

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1
Laboratory of Neuromuscular Research and Active Aging, University of Miami, Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences, 1507 Levante Avenue, #123, Coral Gables, FL 33146, United States. Electronic address: m.potiaumpai@umiami.edu.
2
Laboratory of Neuromuscular Research and Active Aging, University of Miami, Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences, 1507 Levante Avenue, #123, Coral Gables, FL 33146, United States. Electronic address: carolmassonim@gmail.com.
3
Laboratory of Neuromuscular Research and Active Aging, University of Miami, Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences, 1507 Levante Avenue, #123, Coral Gables, FL 33146, United States. Electronic address: Robertr1008@gmail.com.
4
Green Monkey Yoga, 1430 S Dixie Highway, #116, Coral Gables, Miami, FL 33146, United States. Electronic address: kiersten@greenmonkey.com.
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Laboratory of Neuromuscular Research and Active Aging, University of Miami, Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences, 1507 Levante Avenue, #123, Coral Gables, FL 33146, United States; Miller School of Medicine, Center on Aging, University of Miami, 1695 N.W. 9th Avenue, Suite 3204, Miami, FL 33136, United States. Electronic address: jsignorile@miami.edu.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To compare energy expenditure and volume of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production during a high-speed yoga and a standard-speed yoga program.

DESIGN:

Randomized repeated measures controlled trial.

SETTING:

A laboratory of neuromuscular research and active aging.

INTERVENTIONS:

Sun-Salutation B was performed, for eight minutes, at a high speed versus and a standard-speed separately while oxygen consumption was recorded. Caloric expenditure was calculated using volume of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Difference in energy expenditure (kcal) of HSY and SSY.

RESULTS:

Significant differences were observed in energy expenditure between yoga speeds with high-speed yoga producing significantly higher energy expenditure than standard-speed yoga (MD=18.55, SE=1.86, p<0.01). Significant differences were also seen between high-speed and standard-speed yoga for volume of oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide produced.

CONCLUSIONS:

High-speed yoga results in a significantly greater caloric expenditure than standard-speed yoga. High-speed yoga may be an effective alternative program for those targeting cardiometabolic markers.

KEYWORDS:

Energy expenditure; Oxygen consumption; Power yoga; Yoga

PMID:
27912943
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctim.2016.10.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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