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. 🙂
Even if you lay on your mat throughout your class the whole time. 🙂
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.
FIR causes the release of nitric oxide. This stimulates vasodilatation
of the microcirculatory system, bringing more blood to the muscles. (4)*
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)*
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)*
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)*
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)*
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)*
FIR has also been shown to significantly
increase the range off flexibility. (13)*
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)*
Muscle fatigue was reduced by up to 42% when
exposing muscle to FIR (5,6)*
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)*
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)*
Penetrating heat from FIR has long
been proven to reduce pain and increase
circulation to areas of discomfort. (13)*
The mitochondria (power plants of the cells)
produce more ATP (energy currency of the cells)
when FIR is introduced. (1,2)*
Want to know about the scientific benefits of Hot Yoga and why it is perfect for you.
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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.
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.
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).
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.