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If your practice includes a proper cool-down sequence, then, by the end of your session, your heart rate, blood pressure, and breath rate should be close to their resting values already. So physiologically, no, you are not missing anything. A longer stay in the dead body pose is recommended for deep relaxation, it is a form of meditation, a form of ...


The evidence is equivocal. It would not seem to be a good match for calorie burn. An hour of yoga burns approximately 150 calories in an hour, less than half of the 300 calories that would be burned in an equivalent 3 MPH walk in the same hour. However, one 2005 study showed a correlation between yoga and weight loss. The study consisted of surveys, which I ...

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