Harlow Hot Yoga and Hot Pilates Brisbane

HOW FAR INFRARED HEAT (FIR)IN HOT YOGA AND HOT PILATES WORKS FOR YOU

Even if you lay on your mat throughout your class the whole time. 🙂

FAR INFRARED HEATED NEWSTEAD STUDIO

To maintain proper bodily function and support the health of your body, it requires adequate doses of radiant heat rays, including those found in yoga, hot pilates classes, and hot yoga. These activities, available at yoga studios near you, target specific muscle groups, offering benefits for your physical fitness and mental well-being. If you’re in Brisbane, you can explore various yoga studios in the area.

It turns out that specific wavelengths of Far Infra-red heat (9-14 microns) vibrate at the same intrinsic frequency as your own cells, a phenomenon known as “resonance absorption.” Through this natural occurrence, your cells receive a boost or “spark” to your internal engine. Far Infra-red rays fire up your cellular metabolism, providing a stimulating effect.

The remarkable part is that your cells only absorb radiant heat rays that match their own frequency. If the heat energy waves are not in sync, they pass harmlessly through the tissues. This selective absorption by cells enhances overall cellular performance, improving the entire metabolic process, including better enzyme production and the elimination of waste by-products and toxins.

Understanding the importance of inner peace, it’s crucial to recognize the positive influence that these natural rays of light energy can have on your overall well-being. Just below the visible color spectrum, these hidden rays hold valuable benefits for your health and longevity.

When engaging in these activities, remember to prioritize your personal comfort and hygiene. Bring your own mat to the yoga studio for a safer and more enjoyable experience.

In conclusion, practicing yoga, hot pilates classes, and hot yoga at a nearby studio can provide a range of health benefits. These activities strengthen your body, promote relaxation, and help achieve a sense of balance and inner peace. Embrace these practices to improve your overall health and well-being. Furthermore, by harnessing the power of radiant heat rays, particularly the specific wavelengths of Far Infra-red heat, you can further stimulate your cellular metabolism and enhance cellular performance. This natural resonance absorption phenomenon offers an exciting boost to your internal engine, benefiting your overall health and vitality.

IMPROVED CIRCULATION

FIR causes the release of nitric oxide. This stimulates vasodilatation

of the microcirculatory system, bringing more blood to the muscles. (4)*

 

REDUCES BODY FAT

A group of 20 women riding stationery bicycles 3 times per week for 4

weeks exposed to FIR lost an average of 8cm’s or 444% more as compared

to 20 women doing the same exercise without FIR. (3)*

 

INCREASES ENERGY

FIR activates the colour sensitive chemicals (chromophores & cytochrome

systems) to depths of 23 centimetres (or about 10 inches), stimulating the

energy processes in cells. (1)*

 

REDUCED VISABLE CELLULITE

The mitochondria (power plants of the cells) produce more ATP

(energy cellulite) is fat mixed with toxins that are trapped, in part due to an

underachieve circulatory system. Cellulite is so visible, in part due to a

weakened connective tissue. FIR helps rebuild connective tissue

and has been shown to reduce cellulite. (12)*

 

WORKOUT IN LESS TIME

Due to increased production of ATP and quick dilation of the microcirculatory

system, a person can lessen warm-up time and work at a high level of exertion

without increasing blood pressure. (1,9,10)*

 

DETOXIFY YOUR BODY

Increase blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing

built-up toxins and waste. Sweat is the only way to remove certain carcinogenic

PCB’s, dioxins, phthalates, and volatile organic hydrocarbons. (11)*

INCREASE FLEXIBILITY

FIR has also been shown to significantly

increase the range off flexibility. (13)*

 

INCREASES STRENGTH

Growth hormone release is induced by an increase in body temperature

and not by exercise itself. Growth hormone increase muscle mass, calcium

retention, and lipolysis (the breakdown of stored fat. (14)*

 

BETTER ENDURANCE

Muscle fatigue was reduced by up to 42% when

exposing muscle to FIR (5,6)*

 

FASTER RECOVERY TIME

Certain tissue regenerating genes including interns, laminin, gap junction

proteins and kinetin proteins have shown a two-to-five-fold increase upon

exposure to FIR. (7,8)*

 

REJUVENATES SKIN

DNA synthesis of fibroblasts, which affects the

elasticity of the skin, increasefive-fold with FIR. The

result is younger-looking, more beautiful skin. (1,7)*

 

DECREASES JOINT & MUSCLE PAIN

Penetrating heat from FIR has long

been proven to reduce pain and increase

circulation to areas of discomfort. (13)*

 

BOOSTS METABOLISM

The mitochondria (power plants of the cells)

produce more ATP (energy currency of the cells)

when FIR is introduced. (1,2)*

Further Reading

Want to know about the scientific benefits of Hot Yoga and why it is perfect for you.

Excited to come to class? Book your spot here and start your hot yoga journey.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our amazing Harlow Yoga Brisbane teacher team here.

Want to know about Hot Yoga Newstead or Hot Pilates Brisbane? Visit our homepage and take the journey.

Check out our class types carefully designed for a very enjoyable, fun and challenging class, view class types here.

References

1. Whelan H.T., Buchmann,  E.V., et al, NASA Light-Emitting Diode Medical Applications From Deep Space to Deep Sea

2. Wong-Riley M.T., Bai, X., et al, Light-Emitting Diode Treatment Reversed the Effect of TTX on Cytochrome Oxidase in Neurons

3. Mockel F., Hoffmann G., et al Einfulss von Wassergefiltertem Infrator A auf die Reduktion von Lokalem Fett und Korpergewicht unter Korperlicher Belastung

4. Gilligan D.M., Panza J.M., et al, Contribution of Endothelium-derived Nitric Oxide to Exercise-Induced Vasodilation

5. Lopes-Martins R.A., Marcos R.L., et al, Effect of Low Level Laser on Skeletal Muscle Fatigue Induced by Electrical Stimulation in Rats

6. Abou-Hala A.Z, Barbosa D.G., et al, Effects of the Infrared Lamp Illumination  during the Process of Muscle Fatigue in Rats

7. Wong-Riley M.T., Whelan H.T., Effect of 670-nm Light Emitting Diode Light on Neuronal Cultures

8. Buchmann E.V., Dhokalia A., et al, Effect of NASA Light-Emitting Diode Irradiation of Molecular Changes for Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice

9. Savard, G.K., Nielsen B., et al, Muscle Blood Flow is not reduced in Humans during Moderate Exercise and Heat Stress

10. Hannuksela M.L., Ellahham S., Benefits and Risks of Sauna Bathing

11. Rogers S., Reversing the Neuro-degeneration from Ubiquitous Environmental Endocrine Disruptors

12. Alster T.S., Tanzi E.L., Cosmetic Laser Therapy

13. Demura S., Noguchi T., and Matsuzawa J., Effect of Linear Polarized Near-infrared Irradiation on Flexibility of Shoulder and Ankle Joints

14. Christensen S.E., Jørgensen O.L., et al, Characterization of Growth Hormone Release in Response to External Heating

The above information was extracted from an article written by Dr Wilson.

Sara Stremikis Bennett (The Mindful Peanut)Sara Stremikis Bennett (The Mindful Peanut) ★★★★★ My go-to studio in Brisbane. The heat is wonderful, the environment allows for a beautiful inward experience and the teachers always have challenge yet still accessible movement options you can modify to suit your body and day. I mainly do the yoga classes but their Pilates is a lovely offering to have as well. I always leave feeling better, that says it all.Response from the ownerAwwww Sara! We love you and are so grateful for you 💕 Thank you for your beautiful words we are so glad you have such an amazing experience with us xx James HodgkinsonJames Hodgkinson ★★★★★ I love Harlow. I have been going for the last three months. It has helped me reduce my back and neck pain significantly, and I sleep far better when I go a few times during the week. Classes and instructors are great, would recommend to anyone who was interested in trying out hot yoga 👍Response from the ownerThank you, James!! We love seeing you in class! X Aggie BikAggie Bik ★★★★★ Great instructors, friendly and welcoming. Felt energised and like i have done sth for myself. Highly recommend anyone gives it a go.Response from the ownerWe appreciate you so much, Aggie! thank you for your beautiful words! See you soon for your weekly hour of self-care with us 🫶🏼 Bronte CrombieBronte Crombie ★★★★★ I have been attending Harlow for one month now, and I am loving it. The space is so relaxing, I leave feeling so calm - yet energised. I have noticed that yoga practice has had a positive outcome on my daily life already within such a small amount of time. It is also helping my recovery greatly! Thanks so much 💓Response from the owneryay!! so good Bronte! We love you being apart of our little Harlow Family 💕 So happy you are getting so much from coming to your weekly classes xx Julia PainoJulia Paino ★★★★★ I have been coming to Harlow for just over 2 months and love it!! The instructors are all great and it’s such a good workout. The heating is also always a perfect temp you need feel like it’s way too hot.I’m feeling stronger and it’s been great for me mental wellbeing since starting at Harlow. I would recommend this studio to anyone!GazGaz ★★★★★ Awesome studio, great teachers and the manager Lucy is a legend. They create a positive and relaxed atmosphere.paula purserpaula purser ★★★★★ I'm new to the area and wherever I live I seek out a studio to try out, moving to Brisbane I've had a wonderful plethora of choice. Harlow was in the mix and I am so happy I found this place! Great variety of classes, superb instructors, friendly environment and incredible customer service make Harlow a number 1 yoga and Pilates studio in my opinion.Response from the ownerYay Paula!! so happy you are loving your classes! We love you 🫶🏼 Eva DallisonEva Dallison ★★★★★ Love the classes here. Highly recommend. I wasn’t hugely sure what to do as am new to yoga and pilates but the instructors have been very helpful and patient.Praveana ShanmugamPraveana Shanmugam ★★★★★ Highly recommended for anyone looking to start or continue their yoga practice. Ambiance is not just good physically but also helps you relax and connect/be mindful about your practice.Charlotte DallisonCharlotte Dallison ★★★★★ Absolutely love visiting this studio when I'm in Brisbane and need to stretch and tone. Great staff and great classes!Laura ChevisLaura Chevis ★★★★★ Absolutely love this place! Incredible staff and great classesSylvia LeeSylvia Lee ★★★★★ Addicted to this place! The team is very knowledgeable and friendly. The environment is spacious and welcoming. Thank you Harlow xxKiera SKiera S ★★★★★ I don’t usually post reviews but I’ve been going to Harlow yoga for some months now, and have to say there’s so much to love about it. From the beautiful studio which feels like a day spa, to the sessions which are catered to different styles of yoga/difficulty, you can tell there’s so much care that the instructors and the owner puts into it. Sessions have an emphasis on listening to your body and pushing yourself within your own limits, and the compassionate mantras they end and start sessions with make the whole experience feel like a warm hug. As a fairly private person I also really appreciate the lack of pressure to socialise - you can arrive early and enjoy the relaxing music, aromatherapy, and heat in silence with zero anxiety or judgement. They’re also the first membership I’ve ever belonged to who noticed when I hadn’t attended for a while and offered me free sessions to make up for the classes I’ve missed! This hot yoga has been a lifeline through a lot of quite emotionally challenging times, and cannot recommend it enough to anyone (like me) who wants a form of exercise that they enjoy (and will actually manage to keep going to!)Response from the ownerWe are so happy to be able to be a lifeline for you and we love your beautiful presence in the studio! Thank you so much for your amazing words we appreciate you so much 💕 anna saint angeanna saint ange ★★★★★ Harlow is like a cozy hug in a hot yoga studio! The instructors are sunshine, and the vibe is pure positivity. It's the perfect place to stretch, smile, and feel the good vibes flow. 🌞🧘‍♀️Response from the ownerAww Anna, we love this 🤩 your presence at Harlow is always so lovely! Thank you for the amazing words xxx Amy SimsonAmy Simson ★★★★★ Harlow is the most welcoming and encouraging staff, and offers a great range of yoga and pilates classes suited to all abilities. I am completely addicted now, I can’t recommend these guys enough!Response from the ownerWe love having you apart of Harlow Amy 🫶🏼 We appreciate and love you! Chloe TaylorChloe Taylor ★★★★★ Amazing studio. Such a great range of classes. If you’ve tried yoga, they’ll have something new and exciting, if you haven’t, it’s a great place to start. Got me back into loving yoga after an extended break, and I can’t recommend them enough.Response from the ownerSo great Chloe! we are so happy you have found your home base with us at Harlow and you are loving your classes so much 🫶🏼 Anya KernkeAnya Kernke ★★★★★ Love this studio so much! I’ve been to a few over the years and this is by far my favourite. The heating is perfect, the staff have all been so friendly, helpful and welcoming, the music is spot on and the classes are a really good workout.At previous studios I’d get my favourite teachers and stick to their classes but I have honestly loved all of the classes I’ve been to at Harlow. All of the teachers are highly skilled and I get a good workout each time.I’m feeling stronger, healthier and overall calmer and happier since starting at Harlow. I would recommend this studio to anyone!Response from the ownerWe appreciate you so much Anya 💕 Thank you for being apart of our Harlow family xxx Zahraa AhadzadaZahraa Ahadzada ★★★★★ My place of zen-ity! From instructors, to the space, to the various classes offered… absolutely cannot fault. I come out of each class feeling rejuvenated and ready for anything my way! 😊KristenandMarc “KristenandMarc” MKristenandMarc “KristenandMarc” M ★★★★★ My husband and I have loved attending the yoga and Pilates classes here! We attend at least 3x a week and enjoy the multi level challenges in each class since he and I are at different fitness levels. Thank you for this amazing studio!Claire HoodClaire Hood ★★★★★ I love coming to Harlow for heated yoga! The space is so calming and the teachers are all wonderful. The highlight of my week to calm down my mind and body.April C CApril C C ★★★★★ Gorgeous studio with amazing instructors! I only wish they had more offerings on their timetable during the day.Response from the ownerThank you for your beautiful words April! We love having you apart of our little Harlow family 🫶🏼 Renee PhelanRenee Phelan ★★★★★ Great hot yoga classes, beautiful studio with soft lighting, polished concrete floors, great music and heaters! Love it thank youResponse from the ownerYayyyy Renee! we love having you and your beautiful family as a part of our community! 🫶🏼 Vanessa DanelliVanessa Danelli ★★★★★ Fantastic hot yoga studio! Skilled instructors, and welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommend!Response from the ownerThank you Vanessa 💕 We love you xx js_loader

NEED TO KNOW

I have an injury, can I still attend classes?

If you have an injury, please see your doctor first to make sure Hot Yoga or Hot Pilates will be beneficial to your rehabilitation. Once you have the go ahead, whenever you are attending class. Please let your teacher know every time about your injury so that they can make sure any movements will be beneficial to your recovery and not cause any pain. If you are experiencing pain at all, please stop right away. Continue on with the class if you are not experiencing any pain. Please let your teacher know after.

How hot is it, my friend did Hot Yoga and it was 40 degrees?

Our heating is different to most studio’s in which heat to a 40 degree heat. We chose the Far Infrared heat for it’s amazing health benefits. It is a gentle heat, and the way our heating works is that when you walk into our studio, it doesn’t feel hot. It feels fresh. That is because we are clean freaks 🙂 and also because the Far Infrared heats objects (including the floor walls, your body). So when you start to move, your body will warm from within. The more you move the hotter it gets, so you can have control over your body temperature by allowing yourself to cool down (having 30 second breaks throughout your class as you need them).

Should I do hot yoga or pilates if I'm pregnant?

Infrared heat has a range of amazing benefits but is not for expectant mothers. It can raise your core temperature to a dangerous level for baby, so it is recommended to avoid hot classes until the baby arrives.