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

Even if you lay on your mat throughout yourΒ class the whole time. πŸ™‚

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 toxinsΒ 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,Β 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,Β  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 IlluminationΒ  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., JΓΈrgensen 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.

Tayler WeilerTayler Weiler β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I’ve been going to Harlow yoga for nearly 1 month now and absolutely love it! The instructors are so warm, welcoming and knowledgeable and truly make the space feel so free and safe. I love the varying degrees of yoga classes (A, B, D) the Pilates classes, and the barre classes! Not only is this space so nice to go to after a day of work, but also early Sunday morning. My strength and flexibility has improved significantly which has helped my running and strength training. I’ve also loved having the instructors positioned at the front of the class demonstrating the flow, but also walking around to make sure everyone is positioned properly and safely, while challenging members (including myself) to further their stretch because they see our potential. Harlow is such a special space, and I’m the lucky one. If you’re considering taking a yoga/Pilates/barre class, Harlow is THE spot.Response from the ownerHi Tayler! So great to hear your flexibility and strength has increased by a regular Harlow Yoga and Pilates practise! Thank you for being part of our Hot Community. Louis GilliesLouis Gillies β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great place :)) really enjoyed my time here and they were very accomodating for my short stay in Brisbane this winter. Hopefully back next year πŸ™‚Niamh GormleyNiamh Gormley β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… What an incredibly little hidden gem in Newstead. Finding Harlow is definitely one of my 2023 highlights. The studio is the nicest one I’ve been in Brisbane to date and it makes practicing yoga and Pilates so much more enjoyable. The teachers are so all lovely and there’s such a wide variety of classes each day. It’s safe to say I’m Harlow obsessed!Response from the ownerThank you Niamh! We love having you at our Newstead studio! Did you know the aroma we pipe into the studio is white tea? Blessings! Sue MSue M β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Harlow is a beautiful place to practice Hot Yoga and Pilates. The studio is clean and fresh with concrete floors and the room is heated to a comfortable 33 degrees which I find allows better focus. I have practiced yoga at most studios across Brisbane and highly recommend Harlow as one of the best. Good vibe, awesome instructors, and a great crowd to practice with!Response from the ownerThank you Sue! From the whole team we are sending big love! You have always been a huge part of our vibe! Blessings! Breanna DraneBreanna Drane β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Helen GrantHelen Grant β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I Love, Love, Love Harlow! I'm a practicing Yoga teacher and go to Harlow to be a student. Absolutely love the classes, the temperature, the instructors. No regrets here.!Response from the ownerThank you Helen! We make sure the heat, lighting, temperature and classes are just right to maximize your enjoyment. Thank you for the shout and being part of our team! Joeby BarrientosJoeby Barrientos β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Everyday is a unique and motivating experience at Harlow. You will be greeted with accommodating and professional instructor. The studio is relaxing and you can easily feel calm after a day of work. It has various options - be it beginner-friendly hot yoga or a more intense hot pilates. They also provide complimentary pass so you can invite a friend and experience the same satisfying practice. A day won’t be complete without going to Harlow!Response from the ownerThank you Joeby, we love hearing of our members Hot Pilates & Hot Yoga experience! Bless! Abby ShieldsAbby Shields β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Beautiful studio, very welcoming staff, love all the classes !Response from the ownerThank you Abby! We love having you at Harlow Hot Yoga & Hot Pilates! Jim WatsonJim Watson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Just finished another Sunday morning yoga session. Challenging and fulfilling and sets up the coming week.Instructor leads the class seamlessly whilst ensuring every part of the body gets worked.An increasingly vital part of my weekly health regime.Mitch TurnerMitch Turner β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I'm a newbie and was injured when joined. All the ladies are awesome, so welcoming and checking in on me after the classes. I was recommended Harlow and I will definitely recommend to you. I look forward to my classes. Do you yourself a favour and join.Response from the ownerThank you Mitch! We love having you! Nothing is more important then feeling good! Im so happy to hear your body is feeling stronger and healthier. Madeline MayberryMadeline Mayberry β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I’ve been going to Harlow for about two months now and love it. I’m less stressed, stronger and more flexible.Harlow has great teachers, a good variety of yoga offerings and super responsive admin. Really well priced too.Response from the ownerThank you Madeline! We love having you as much as you love practicing! MVMV β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I love my afternoon Pilates session at Harlow! It’s a nice slice of me time to workout and feel rejuvenated. The instructors are amazing and provide a welcoming atmosphere.Response from the ownerThank you MV! We love the feeling of leaving a heated class! Remember "Nothing is more important then feeling good" Emily MillardEmily Millard β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I have love Pilates and Power Yoga at Harlow. Every instructor has a slightly different flair but equal brilliance. The studio has also been really welcoming. Transitioning from a different style of exercise to pilates and yoga for the first time has been a wonderful experience so far at Harlow.Response from the ownerThank you Emily! We have the strongest and most talented Hot Pilates and Hot Yoga team in Australia! Each teacher is meticulous in their adjustments, teaching and variations in class! Thank you from our heart to yours for being part of our community. Nicole McIntoshNicole McIntosh β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I love Harlow - I regularly do the hot Pilates classes and have been attending the studio for several years! All instructors are excellent and highly professional, and the studio is lovely! The classes are challenging but manageable and you feel amazing afterwards. I highly recommended Harlow Hot Yoga & Pilates.Response from the ownerThank you Nicole! We confidently say we have Australia strongest Hot Pilates team! Did you know we were the first in Brisbane to introduce Hot Pilates and we have only been getting stronger since! Our classes have just the right mix of challenging, rest, relaxation and workout! Cant wait to see you on the mat Nicole! Priya Sarah CherianPriya Sarah Cherian β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Was going regularly for about 3years pre COVID - had to move overseas and then interstate for work, finally back home and in that time couldn’t find anything quite like it in Montreal or Melbourne. Despite teachers changing over the years the classes are the same and all the staff have a positive enthusiasm. Love the room, the music, the heat and class times offered 💕💕🙏🏽Response from the ownerThanks Priya! Since this review we have upgraded our sound system further with 3 times the amount of speakers and base! Love having you back. Remember nothing is more important then feeling good! Bless! Abbie JacobsAbbie Jacobs β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I Like the mix of instructors - they all offer something slightly different! and I really enjoy the benefits of having heated classes!Response from the ownerThank you Abbie! We love our teachers and community as much as you do! Blessings! Harlow Team x Kim KnottKim Knott β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I highly recommend Harlow for EVERY body at ANY age. No need to feel intimidated. It’s a beautiful space to spend an hour on your mat, working on your body and soul at a pace and level that suits you, and only you. Every teacher that I’ve been lucky enough to be instructed by has been amazing. Very professional and welcoming.The only regret I have is that I should have joined sooner.Response from the ownerThank you Kim! We really love our teachers! We find beginners to expert yogis really thrive in our Hot studio. Thank you for being part of our community. Bless x Couch SpudCouch Spud β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… After experiencing a life trauma I was determined to do something restorative as part of my journey forward. That lead me here to Harlow. I picked them from a range of options because it was clear that their passion was yoga first. Others were trying too hard to be cool!From the first session I could tell they were experts. I also love the spiritual centring they incorporate. Each instructor has their own personality incorporated into their session which helps keep it interesting too. It is hard as a novice but they don’t overwhelm me thus giving me confidence to improve.The sense welcome when I tried them out and the follow up made me feel valued and worthwhile too.Location is great as well.Response from the ownerThank you Couch Spud! We love hearing these stories. We love having you! We all start from a base and thats why we make sure and guarantee every single sequence and pose has variations that suit beginners up to advanced. You are why we do what we do. Continued blessings x Harlow Team Dayle McDonaldDayle McDonald β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… No other type of exercise will give you these endorphins !! Harlow is the perfect mix of relaxing and challenging and it caters for all levels of difficulty. Could not recommend more.Elsa ZajaElsa Zaja β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I have joined Harlow for about 2 months now. I loved their classes from the first week and l have been going almost every day. Wonderful and very professional staff. A lovely, welcoming and friendly environment . I feel so full of energy and positive after every class that can't wait for the other. 😊Response from the ownerYes! Thank you Elsa! We love the vibe in class, its so free, fun and challenging! It really is about your practice in class and no one else! Thank you for being that vibe! Anthony AveryAnthony Avery β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Harlow Hot Yoga offers me a diverse range of practice with a variety of professional instructors. Since joining I feel calmer my body is definitely more agile and I am even sleeping better.Response from the ownerThank you Anthony! The heat and workout helps created greater Serotonin which in hand helps the body naturally create melatonin which puts the body into its natural circadian rhythms. We recommend 2-3 classes a week for the maximum benefits! Steve BarberSteve Barber β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great studio for practicing Yoga and Pilates. The instructors are very friendly and the sessions are great for my mind and body.Response from the ownerWe love having you Steve! Keep up the sessions! We love how rewarding a Hot Yoga and Hot Pilates session is for the body. Bless! Agnes KnoglerAgnes Knogler β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† I came because of the close proximity to my home and will stay because of the friendly and inspired instructors who make my glutes weep and my prana flow. My only point of critique is that I wish more classes were available.Response from the ownerThank you for practising with us Agnes, we love having you with us. Send us a email to love@harlowyoga.com.au with any timespots you would like to see added too. We are constantly updating our timetable to meet clients needs. Anne-Marie SearsAnne-Marie Sears β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I love the yoga and pilates classes at Harlow, and they’ve done wonders for my strength and mobility but mainly my overall wellbeing. If I could go every morning I would!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 πŸ™‚ 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.