Yoga Classes & Infrared Heat: What You Need To Know
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi who has completed extensive yoga training or a person walking into the local yoga studio for the first time, there’s one thing you can’t deny: hot yoga classes are a challenge.
Hot yoga classes allow you to stretch further and deeper into your yoga practice, along with other benefits of hot yoga classes. If you’re interested in starting up hot yoga classes or yoga classes in general in the New Year, then you can count on Yoga Pod Austin. From tips for beginner yoga to tips for surviving hot yoga classes, our blog has you covered. In today’s blog, we’re going to delve into the topic of infrared heat — a feature that sets our yoga studio in Austin apart from many others. Get 30 days of yoga classes for only $30.
What is infrared heat?
An infrared heater or lamp at a high temperature uses electromagnetic radiation to transfer energy to something with a lower temperature. Seems complicated, right? It’s not, though, and infrared heat has been around for, well, forever. Simply put, it’s radiated heat. The heat you feel from the sun or even from a toaster could qualify. Infrared heating can keep the environment around you warm, whereas other heats don’t affect the air. All of this adds up to a warmer, more even heat all around you.
Here at Yoga Pod Austin, we offer podHOT, which is ideal for all yogis. The room temperature will be 105 degrees with 60 percent humidity — and you get to practice yoga inside! Don’t be scared off; like we said, this yoga class is ideal for all yogis, no matter the experience level.
What are the benefits of practicing yoga with infrared heat?
Hot yoga classes don’t always offer infrared heat — which is part of what makes Yoga Pod Austin so special. Here are some of the benefits you can expect:
- Improve muscular injuries – Infrared heat increases blood flow and heats deeper into your muscles, which can help heal injuries. Infrared heat also releases nitric oxide, which will increase oxygen and improve circulation around the injury.
- Improve cardiovascular health – Regulating infrared heat is similar to the physical effort of walking at a moderate pace. Throw yoga into the mix, and you’re looking at improving cholesterol, hypertension, and other aspects of cardiovascular health.
- Increase detoxification – Infrared heat will make you sweat more, especially as you are working your way through your vinyasa flow.
- Increase weight loss – Infrared heat will raise your core temperature, which will increase your heart rate. Your body then works hard to lower your core temperature, burning more calories in the process.