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The Benefits Of Infrared Heat

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By Jason Billows | Owner

Yogatown uses a safe, clean, and environmentally friendly form of infrared heat to warm our yoga studios.

Why? Because there’s a long list of benefits to using infrared heat.

I’ll tell you about them in a moment, but first… Is Your Yoga Studio Using Clean Heat?

Infrared was discovered by a German-British astronomer Sir William Herschel in the early 1800s which led Dr. John Harvey Kellogg to invent the first infrared lamp sauna about 100 years ago. That paved the way for a holistic approach to help with detoxification and relaxation around the world.

Simply put, infrared panels heat the objects in the room, including you, and not just the air. 

As a result, they save energy and you heat up more quickly, which means you can start reaping the benefits of practicing in the heat sooner.

What Are The Benefits Of Infrared Heat?

Practicing in infrared heat is a way to level up your yoga practice.

Today numerous studies have demonstrated a long list of health benefits to using infrared heat.

Here are some of our favourites:

Detox

By penetrating deeply into your skin, infrared rays dissolve harmful substances that your body has accumulated. Those substances include mercury, aluminium, ammonia, sulphuric acid, alcohol, nicotine, and other environmental toxins.

Pump It Up

Infrared heat promotes blood circulation, reduces blood pressure, and increases oxygen supply to your muscles and tissues. Bottom line, is that infrared heat will help your heart and circulatory system pump more effective and efficiently, which results in a list of benefits too long to list here.

Pain Free

Simply being in a room warmed by infrared rays will reduce pain and stiffness in your body. Combine that with your yoga practice and you’ve got the one-two punch you’ve been looking for to deal with those temperamental muscles and joints.

Immune Booster

Infrared has been shown to boost your immune system, which increases your white blood cell and t-cell counts. That means fewer colds and an increased ability to fight more serious illnesses.

Waste Disposal

Our bodies dispose waste such as toxins, dead cells, and other nasty pollutants through our lymphatic system. Unlike our circulatory system which uses our heart to pump  blood, the only way we can move lymph out of our bodies is through movement. Infrared heat helps you to practice more comfortably, and move more deeply, which helps you to clean your lymphatic system more effectively.

Injury Prevention

Any sports coach will tell you that an effective warm up is not only beneficial for athletic performance, but is necessary to prevent injuries. Yoga is no different. While Yogatown instructors ease you into every practice, the addition of infrared heat allows you to warm up more quickly, and helps you to practice more deeply and safely while reducing the risk of injury.

There are so many benefits to practicing yoga in a room heated by infrared rays, but don’t take our word for it, come try it out at Yogatown. 

Check out our introductory offer.

Not sure if hot yoga is for you?

Keep in mind that not all hot yoga is the same.

At Yogatown, we use clean heat with infrared technology.

Most of our clients describe it as practicing in a warm room, which is more comfortable than what a newcomer may expect.

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