Far infrared heating
We use far infrared (FIR) heating to heat the TPY studio. Our FIR heating panels harness the life-giving properties of pure sunlight while eliminating the harmful UV wavelengths. It is a quiet, delicious heat that warms the body, not the air.
FIR rays are waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, capable of penetrating deep into the human body (about four centimetres). Here they gently elevate the body’s surface temperature and activate major bodily functions. This warming effect stimulates your cardiovascular system, immune system and lymphatic system.
The human body (along with most other forms of life on the planet) needs adequate doses of FIR rays to function properly. This natural light energy is vital to your health and longevity.
Your body is made up of billions of individual cells, and FIR has a direct and positive influence on the functioning of cells. Specific wavelengths of FIR heat (nine to 14 microns) are vibrating at the same intrinsic frequency as your own cells. So, through a natural phenomenon known as “resonance absorption”, you get a boost or spark to your internal engine. That is, FIR rays fire up your cellular metabolism. The really great part of this biological occurrence is that your cells only absorb rays of FIR heat that match their own frequency.
FIR energy improves overall cellular performance. The whole metabolic process perks up – everything from improved enzyme production to the better elimination of toxins and waste by-products. If you can improve the metabolic health of individual cells in your body, imagine what the accumulative affect could be! Enhancing the health of individual cells in your body can dramatically improve overall cellular functioning and your health.
Generally, hot yoga classes at TPY are heated to 32-34 degrees Celsius. Check out the individual class descriptions under ‘Timetable and weekly schedule’ (Home tab) to find out more.
Note: TPY hot yoga classes may not be suitable during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. However, the general rule is that if you already had a regular hot yoga practice, this can continue during pregnancy (after your first trimester). To be sure, please seek professional medical advice before undertaking hot yoga classes while pregnant.
Benefits of far infrared:
- Through the expansion of capillaries that carry life-giving blood, FIR heat increases the oxygenation and regeneration of blood, improving the functioning of the body’s major organs.
- Detoxification may allow hidden toxins in the body’s tissues to be immobilised or dissolved; poisons, heavy metals and carcinogenic material are thereby believed to be released from the body, enabling optimal health.
- The immune system is supported through increased white blood cells and boosted T-cells.
- It has been shown that FIR rays penetrating the body provides optimal conditioning to the cardiovascular system and provides an energy boost to the metabolic system.
- This boosted metabolism helps breaks down fat, cellulite, waste and other toxic substances.
- FIR helps injuries heal faster and more efficiently.
- FIR reduces joint pain and stiffness.
- FIR rays reduce stress and fatigue.
Controlled medical tests have consistently shown that deep tissue far infrared heat therapy can reduce chronic back pain. It has also been attributed to aiding in the rapid recovery from muscle spasms, arthritis, and joint and muscle stiffness. A recent study published in Internal Medicine showed that patients with chronic pain saw their pain levels drop by nearly 70 per cent after their first session of infrared therapy. Pain scores remained low throughout the observation period. Further, a study reported in Clinical Rheumatology showed that infrared heating gave significant relief for patients with chronic pain such as rheumatoid arthritis. Using infrared heating for 30 minutes twice a week for four weeks resulted in a 40 per cent improvement in pain and stiffness.
So add some heated yoga classes to a gentle practice of yin or restorative yoga to receive some truly transformational benefits.