Practicing Yoga in Far Infrared Heat
Practicing under an infrared heating system is a safe, therapeutic, and comfortable way to enjoy yoga.
For more than 15 years Prana Yoga Center has continuously offered a traditional and authentic experience when it comes to practicing yoga. This commitment continues as Prana Yoga Center is one of the first studios in the Chicago area to offer group classes in our new state of the art infrared heated studio.
Far Infrared Heat Therapy has proven to have a multitude of benefits for all yogis alike.
Unlike traditional hot yoga forced air heating systems, far infrared heat heats the body rather than the air in the room. Infrared heats you from the inside, creating a warming atmosphere similar to how it would feel practicing outside on a hot summer day. This type of heat is safe and more efficient, helping to create a more comfortable environment to practice.
When you practice yoga in an infrared heated yoga center, you will immediately feel the therapeutic benefits that it has to offer.
The Benefits of Infrared Heating
Prana Yoga Center offers you all of these benefits:
Infrared can penetrate up to 3 inches into the body and under the skin, enhancing the delivery of oxygen to soft tissue, which helps relax the muscles and allows for a greater range in motion.
As the infrared heat increases your heart rate, the capillaries in your blood open to stimulate blood flow in our bodies. The increased blood flow can help to lower blood pressure, oxygenate the organs, and rid the body of toxins by delivering oxygen and nutrients all over the body while removing what is not needed.
Infrared heat directly penetrates tissue, muscles, and joints, allowing them to heal and regenerate. This is again due to the increase in blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Infrared heat can treat both minor and chronic ailments, and has been the preferred pain relief method of physical therapists, saunas, and yoga studios around the world.
Clears Skin Issues
Heat enlarges skin pores and allows for the easy removal of dirt and toxins through sweating. Infrared light waves also gradually repair skin damage over time. It minimizes fine lines, scars and blemishes, and improves the skin’s natural elasticity to increase the overall appearance of your skin tone.
Infrared heat helps flush out the body’s toxins by raising your body’s temperature from the inside out and forcing you to sweat. Research shows that perspiration under infrared heat contains 90% toxins rather than just water loss. As your body absorbs infrared heat, water molecules begin to vibrate, which cases them to wring out impurities from the cells and expel them into the blood. These impurities will then be released from your body as you sweat, creating a deep, detoxifying cleanse on the cellular level.
Our body is set up to regulate our temperature at all times. When the temperature in our body increases, our body’s regulating system works very hard to bring it back to equilibrium and kick starts its natural cooling system. This requires energy, which burns calories. Through infrared heat therapy our body temperature rises 2 or 3 degrees. The heart is strengthened, and calories are burned at about the rate of a moderate run.
Infrared or radiant heating is simply the transfer of heat from a warm object to a cooler object. When infrared waves touch the surface of an object, heat energy is released regardless of the surrounding air temperature. The objects then radiate back and keep the environment warm around you. The heat is a product of a completely safe spectrum of light that is invisible to our eyes.