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5 Health Benefits | Infrared Heat | Steam

5 Benefits of Hot Yoga

We use infrared radiant heat & a steam generator (think steam shower) to create our hot yoga environment here at Modern Yoga.  You will immediately notice that this heat and humidity is different. It directly permeates the body, alleviating aches, increasing circulation, and offers a whole range of health benefits. Radiant infrared technology is also one of the eco-friendliest heating systems available. We invite you to experience the many health benefits that infrared heat /steam humidity control has to offer.

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1. Increased Flexibility
Because Infrared heat & humidity is directly warming the muscles, it opens them up allowing for a greater range of motion. A study at Auburn University compared athletes stretching in a training room to how far they were able to stretch in an infrared sauna. Researchers concluded participants were able to stretch as much as three times their normal amount in the infrared environment. This will allow yoga students to open up, melt deep into the poses and gain confidence in their practice.
2. Increased Circulation
Infrared heat & humidity has been shown to stimulate blood flow by opening up the body’s capillaries. This has an incredible effect on the body and offers a variety of benefits. It can help lower blood pressure, oxygenate the organs and rid the body of toxins.
3. Detoxification
Simply put, infrared heat and humidity will make you sweat, which is a good thing because it is your body’s natural way of flushing toxins. 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.
4. Gain Fitness & Weight Loss
The human body has an impressive temperature regulation system. It wants to stay at a consistent temperature and its willing to work very hard to ensure that happens. As the body heats up, its natural cooling systems kick in, which take energy and burn calories. Infrared heat & increased humidity also increases metabolism between the blood and tissue, which also burns calories.
5. Pain Relief
Infrared heat & increased humidity directly penetrates tissue, muscles and joints, allowing them to heal and regenerate. This is accomplished through a combination of the aforementioned increased circulation, oxygenation and detoxification. Infrared radiation incredibly useful for pain relief for both minor injuries and chronic ailments. It’s no surprise then that infrared heat is often the preferred method of many physical therapists, saunas and yoga studios around the world.

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