Not a lot of people know that yoga is a good form of cardio exercise. Yes, it aids in strengthening the core and in fostering balance, but it becomes extra helpful for those who want to lose weight because it aids and calms that mind and soul and thus frees it from negative thoughts and practices.
Other than this, since there are several different types of Yoga practices like Hatha, Asthana, and Bikram, it is important to try each one to know which of these can benefit you most. For a good total cardio exercise, Bikram Yoga, that is practiced in a heated room is probably your best choice. Following several poses in beginner or advanced levels is also ideal in strengthening the muscles all over you body, thus making you leaner and helping you lose weight.