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ABOUT HŌT YOGA 

WHY HEAT?

There are many documented benefits for heat therapy and how it can support our health and wellness.  

 

  • Reduces stiffness: The role of heat therapy is to increase blood flow by opening up blood vessels to increase healing.  The same concept of heat applies to stiffness of muscles and joints, where movement in heat can increase pliability, flexibility and mobility.

  • Boosts organ health: Hot yoga has the same benefits of a regular yoga practice, but has shown to give the heart, lungs, metabolism, and muscles an even greater boost!

  • Helps skin health: As sweating is one of the main objectives of hot yoga, one of the primary benefits of sweating is it improves circulation, bringing oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to skin cells. This may help to nourish skin resulting in a more glowing skin tone. ​

BENEFITS OF INFRARED HEAT

We use infrared heating in our studio.  We chose this type of heat source because:

  • Infrared heat heats people and objects rather than the air.  It feels similar to the sun hitting your skin, without the UV risk. 

  • When the body is warm, there is less chance of injury, as the body is relaxed and facilitating safe and deep therapeutic movement. 

  • An infrared heater generates warm wavelengths that our bodies absorb naturally.

  • This extra heat helps our capillaries expand naturally which increases oxygenation and regeneration of red blood which are extremely important for detoxifying our major organs.

  • White blood cell numbers are increased by using infrared heating, adding support to our lymphatic system, which boosts our immune system.  

  • Infrared is allergy-friendly!  Conventional heating heats the air, not the body. Hot air will rise to the top of a room (another downside of conventional heating) dislodging dust and allergens.  This is particularly beneficial for those with breathing difficulties who find hot, dry air aggravating and drying.

OUR HOT CLASS TEMPERATURES VS BIKRAM YOGA

Hot yoga originally began under the yoga style of Bikram Yoga.  You may hear the terms “hot yoga” and “Bikram yoga” used interchangeably, but they’re not exactly the same:

Bikram yoga, developed by Bikram Choudhury, is done in a room heated to 41°C with 40 percent humidity to mimic the high heat from its' home origin of Calcutta, India. The heat was shown to be beneficial to the colder climates in the West and the concept was born from there. Hot yoga, on the other hand, means that the room is heated above normal room temperature. This type of yoga and heat can be set to temperatures between 27°C and 38°C.

Our temperatures are as follows:

For our HOT classes - classes are set to 36-39°C

For our HEATED classes - classes are set to 28-32°C 

For our WARM classes - classes are set to 26-28°C

For our REGULAR classes - classes are set to 23°C. 

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Although hot yoga and infrared are shown to have documented health benefits for many, caution should always be exercised when exposing the body to high frequency heat during pregnancy, health conditions and with seniors, to avoid dehydration. Always make sure it is cleared with your health professional before beginning any new fitness regime. 

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