Infrared Hot Yoga
How Does Infrared Heat Work?
Infrared heaters convert light directly to heat, warming nearby objects without raising the air temperature. This allows a student in an infrared class to absorb heat while the surrounding air does not. This type of heat is most like natural sunlight. In fact, 80% of the light that makes it to Earth is infrared, making it a form of light that is easily processed by our bodies. Since the air itself does not get hot with infrared heat, it is suitable and tolerable for students especially those with respiratory issues who find it uncomfortable or even risky to go in a heated yoga class. Another added benefit, when in a room full of yoga students is that Infrared heat creates a far more sterile environment, less likely to spread and cultivate bacteria in the humid air.
Infrared heat differs greatly from, say, a heater that heats the air in a room, because it actually is absorbed by the skin and has a greater effect on increased circulation, muscle flexibility and detoxification. As your body absorbs infrared waves, molecules begin to vibrate, causing them to start to expel the toxins, fat and impurities from your cells into your blood stream. These will then be released from your body in the form of sweat. The result is an incredible cleansing effect at a cellular level. Your muscles and internal organs will be gently warmed.
Why Is Infrared heat important to the human body? Infrared heat has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate and reflect. The human body can absorb infrared heat because of its deep penetrating ability. When infrared heat penetrates through skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of the tissues causes bloods vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting a better blood circulation, and the heat produced helps to get rid of the body’s toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating. This form of heat is perfectly safe. Hospitals use infrared heat to keep premature babies warm.
As you walk into our Studio you will feel a gentle heat that will increase as students move through class. Also, our Studio is virtually silent as our heating system makes absolutely no noise. This allows the students to concentrate on the teacher’s instructions and their practice.
Added benefits of Infrared Heat:
Yoga in our Infrared Studio will give you more than just an amazing workout. There are numerous added health benefits that come along with practicing at our infrared heated studio.
- Detoxification of the Body
- Increased Circulation
- Strengthening of the Cardiovascular System
- Improved Skin Appearance
- Enhanced Collagen Production
- Strengthening of the Immune System
- Reduction of Joint Pain
- Reduction of Cellulite
How you get Health benefits of using Infrared Heat
Better Circulation and Increased Energy
Infrared heat energy that is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called “resonance”. Thus the cellular activities are instantly invigorated, resulting in a better blood circulation and an overall improved metabolism.
Infrared heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in substantial caloric loss in a Hot Yoga session.
The Infrared heat increases heart rate and blood circulation, crucial to maintaining one’s health. The heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin, without heightening blood pressure. This is the primary reason for Hot Yoga being practiced in a hot room; it allows you a more safe and deep ability to stretch your body.
Speed Recovery from Injuries
For injuries, Infrared generated heat stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, bringing oxygen to joints and extremities, speeding the healing of sprains and strains, thus relieving pain and reducing the time it takes the human body to recover from an injury.
The quicker metabolic rate causes extra toxic waste products to be purged from the body through the skin, during perspiration. The skin is often referred to as the 3rd kidney, because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating 30% of the body’s waste.
Stress Reduction & Relaxation
Infrared heat treatment before a massage also helps prepare a client by creating an overall relaxing effect. It loosens the muscle tissue so the therapist can do a more thorough and effective massage. A perfect opportunity to book in with our in house massage therapist when you can.
For that sought after healthy glow, Infrared heat therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry great amounts of nutrients to the skin, thus promoting healthy tone and texture.
Improved Immune System
By creating an “Artificial Fever”, Infrared heat has a positive effect on the immune system. Often misunderstood, fever is a natural healing response of the body. The function of the immune system is increased naturally during a fever, while virus and bacterial growth is slowed, weakening its hold. This helps the body ward off invading organisms. A Infrared heat treatment in the early stages of a cold or flu has been known to stop the symptoms worsening.
Hot Yoga Etiquette
- Come hydrated & bring a bottle of water
- Bring your own mat and towel or rent ours (beach towel is great)
- Dress lightly or layered
- Take breaks and drink as often as you need