Hot yoga has numerous benefits for the body. Infrared hot yoga uses far infrared heat which is part of the light spectrum that we can’t see but can feel. Infrared heats us without warming the air around us, penetrating the body at 3 cm under the skin. For more information about health benefits and studies Read here.
1. IMPROVED CIRCULATION
As your core temperature increases, so does your heart rate. This stimulates blood flow, which helps in healing wounds, improving muscle recovery, and decreasing pain and inflammation.
2. WEIGHT LOSS
Infrared heat increases your heart rate, leading to increased caloric expenditure.
3. IMPROVED IMMUNE FUNCTION
Increasing your core temperature creates an “artificial fever” and stimulates white blood cells in the body to fight infection. Increased core temperature may reduce cancer cells’ ability to replicate.
The body rids itself of toxins, especially heavy metals, by sweating.
5. IMPROVED SKIN TONE
By increasing circulation and elimination of toxins from the pores, infrared yoga yields healthy skin and appearance.
Yoga combined with infrared heat stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is our rest, repair, and heal portion of our nervous system. Infrared Hot Yoga helps balance cortisol levels, helping us keep in check our primary stress hormone.
Ultimately, the choice to practice hot yoga is a personal one. Some people love the sweat and increased challenge of a heated yoga class. Others don’t care for heat, humidity, and sweat and prefer a non heated class. If you have a history of heart problems, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, fainting, or might be pregnant, please consult your medical provider before taking hot yoga classes.