Why Infrared Yoga
Whereas traditional heaters heat the air in the room (causing you to sweat due to being in a hot environment), infrared heating panels are designed to directly heat the body without raising the air temperature to uncomfortable levels (picture the feeling of getting in your car on a hot day). Lots of people find that the softer heat allows them to stay comfortable during their yoga practice, which gives the body more time to release waste from the system. The lower temperatures and “softer” heat are also easier on your heart and lungs, and cause less stress on your cardiovascular system.
Radiant heat is healthy heat. Think of standing outside on a warm sunny day – remove the light from the sun and keep the heat. This is infrared heat. Infrared heat is the safest and most effective form of heating the body. Infrared heats objects, not the air, thus making it comfortable to practice yoga as well as increasing circulation and helping the body’s natural processes kick in to eliminate waste and build up of lactic acid and environmental toxins.
As infrared heat doesn’t heat the air in the room, but the objects in the room – the air is always clean and easy to breathe. Practicing pranayama (or breath work) has never been so comfortable in a heated space. While the body heats up from the deep tissues and the breath, yoga practices become of more ease allowing students to find more meaningful and comfortable classes.
Its safe! As mentioned previously, infrared heat is one of the safest methods in heating a yoga class. You will feel the amazing benefits of the safe heat without difficulties breathing or moving. Sweat produced with infrared is more consistent throughout the body.
Infrared Health Benefits
We are so happy to offer Infrared heat at Yoga108! Below are some of the amazing health benefits of this type of heat. *Please note, Infrared heat is not a cure. If you have a health condition, please consult your physician before practicing in the heat*
Infrared Heat is a leading therapy for a multitude of health issues. Current research points to the extreme benefits of Far-Infrared Therapy in: heart health; cancer reduction and healing; improvement of arthritis; pain reduction; sleep issues; skin disturbances; cellular reproduction; sleep issues and more. Heating our studio with infrared heat will help you experience not only the amazing benefits of yoga, but the added benefit of Infrared Heat Therapy.
- Heart Health
Infrared Heat is becoming one of the most efficient ways to help heart patients improve their heart function after a serious heart attack. This gentle heating and consequent heart rate increase allows these patients to begin healing quicker. Using infrared heat improves circulation, reduces fluid around the heart, and helps better overall heart function.
- Reduces Cancer Risk
Cancer cells cannot live in hot environments. Research demonstrates significant reduction of pre-cancerous cells in patients treated with Far Infrared Heat Therapy. Efficient and consistent practice of yoga (and other health modalities) under Far Infrared Heat will considerably help students in fighting and preventing cancer.
- Helps Heal Post-Cancer
Recent studies demonstrate that therapy from Far Infrared enhances recovery in cancer patients. Infrared heat kills cancer cells, helps the body remove toxins from cancer therapies, and enhances general well-being and recovery of cancer patients (Please consult your physician prior to use).
- Improves Arthritis
Each of us is searching for a way to ease the aches and pains of aging. Heating the body with infrared heat will help remove inflammation around the joints and soften the ache of arthritis. Students will find stronger practices and relief from arthritis pain not only during class times, but also long after class is over.
- Reduces Pain
Infrared Heat Therapy is leading the way in pain reduction. Heating the overall body under the comforting heat of infrared panels allows you to experience a greater reduction in pain while enhancing your practice.
- Fights Diabetes
Type II Diabetes is rapidly becoming an epidemic in our overweight western culture. Many people are turning to yoga and meditation as ways to help fight diabetes. Infrared heat is proven to help the fight of diabetes by enhancing heart health, improving circulation, and reducing pain allowing greater ease of movement and exercise. In addition, Far Infrared heat is proven to improve skin tone and reduce inflammation around injection sites for Type I Diabetics.
- Promotes Cellular Growth
Thousands of cells break down and are rebuilt on a daily basis in the human body. Cellular growth is essential to good health. Current research points to increased cellular functioning with the use of infrared heat. Not only does yoga and other exercise help increase cellular function, but you can actually improve your cellular health with infrared heat.
- Increases and Improves Circulation
Increased heart rate induced by heating tissues increases blood flow throughout the body. A healthy circulatory system results in a healthier body by moving oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body and removing what is no longer needed. Practicing yoga under infrared heat with proper breathing and alignment all help improve your health.
- Experience Better Sleep
The warmth of the sauna eases tense aching muscles and the pain of arthritis, bursitis, injury, or chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia. This enhanced relaxation and well being lasts well past classes under infrared heat and helps you have deeper, more restful sleep.
- Enhances Muscular Health
You’ve heard the phrase, “a healthy muscle is a happy muscle.” We can all agree that practicing yoga and other exercise modalities help improve muscular health; we can all also agree that torn muscles or stretches ligaments and tendons are an issue in exercise. By heating the muscles gently and increasing circulation with infrared heat, it can help you find enhanced muscular health, experience fewer muscle strains, and find more enjoyment in your practice.
- Clears Skin Issues
Increased heating and perspiration through better circulation pulls wastes from the body through the skin. Heat enlarges the skin pores allowing for easy removal of dirt and sweat helping skin cells heal faster and function better. Washing away the resultant perspiration leaves the skin clean and rejuvenated. Infrared heat can: reduce & clear acne, speed healing of cuts and bruises, help heal rashes and other skin irritations.
- Augments Weight Loss
Removing harmful substances through perspiration and increasing the heart rate, which results in greater circulation, helps the body strive to reach its highest potential. You can enhance your weight loss efforts through exploring healthy living, exercise, and removal of waste products. Research demonstrates that the resultant perspiration from an infrared sauna use contains 90% toxins – not just water loss. Simply put, sweat is good for the body and you will find healthier sweating under infrared heat then traditional heating sources.
- Stress Reduction
Taking a short time away from the cares of the world in a yoga or meditation class definitely help you reduce daily stress. Practicing under the comforting warmth of infrared heat significantly aids in stress reduction. This time allows the body to begin to function properly and mind to relax from the stress and strains of daily life. It provides a quiet, reflective time for you as well as a relaxing social environment.