Infrared heat for the ultimate hot yoga experience
We're obsessed with providing you with the absolute best yoga studio experience there is. Every decision takes that into account, including the way we heat our studio for hot yoga classes.
Before we dive into the benefits of using infrared radiant heating panels, let's go over the two main types of heating solutions used by studios to heat classrooms for hot yoga: forced air (think of the traditional HVAC system) and infrared (or radiant) heat. Forced air systems heat the air and then circulate the air in the room. Rather than heat the air, infrared systems transfer heat to objects in the room (similar to how the sun heats objects). The closer you are to the panel, the hotter you get!
Now we understand how the different systems work. Let's move on to the benefits of infrared heat.
Unlike forced air systems, infrared panels do not circulate air in the room, limiting the spread of dust and other allergens (a definite selling point for us in light of the recent pandemic). An infrared heating system also does not effect the humidity in the room in the same way a forced air system does.
The last thing you need to hear while you're attempting crow pose and focusing your drishti or while you're clearing your mind in savasana is the heating system kicking on. The infrared system is silent, providing the perfect ambiance so you can focus on your practice.
THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS INSPIRED BY NATURE
The heat emitted by the panel will be absorbed by your body, increasing circulation and perspiration. Infrared heat has been shown to relieve pain, stimulate the metabolism, decrease inflammation and boost the immune system.
We hope you can experience the difference a radiant heating system makes for yourself! Have you taken a hot yoga class before? What did you think? Drop us a comment!