Whereas traditional heaters heat the air in the room (causing you to sweat due to being in a hot environment), infrared heating panels are designed to directly heat the body without raising the air temperature to uncomfortable levels (picture the feeling of getting in your car on a hot day). Lots of people find that the softer heat provided by Yoga Panels allows them to stay comfortable during their yoga practice, which gives the body more time to release waste from the system. The lower temperatures and “softer” heat are also easier on your heart and lungs, and cause less stress on your cardiovascular system.
Radiant heat is healthy heat. Think of standing outside on a warm sunny day – remove the light from the sun and keep the heat. This is infrared heat. Infrared heat is the safest and most effective form of heating the body. Infrared heats objects, not the air, thus making it comfortable to practice yoga as well as increasing circulation and helping the body’s natural processes kick in to eliminate waste and build up of lactic acid and environmental toxins.
As infrared heat doesn’t heat the air in the room, but the objects in the room – the air is always clean and easy to breathe. Practicing pranayama (or breath work) has never been so comfortable in a heated space. While the body heats up from the deep tissues and the breath, yoga practices become of more ease allowing students to find more meaningful and comfortable classes.
Infrared heat penetrates the tissue, joints and muscles relieving minor aches and pains. It can also speed up injury recovery and reduce symptoms of chronic pain and stiffness.
Studies have shown that a 60 minute Infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate causing the body to burn more calories. Now pair that with a workout at any fitness level, and imagine the possibilities.
Sweating is the body’s natural way to heal and stay healthy. Infrared heat raises the body’s core temperature in a natural, comfortable way without blowing dry air or humidity. The result is a detoxifying sweat at the cellular level.