Not all Hot Yoga is created equal! Take your yoga experience to the next level with the benefits of infrared heat, and Lifespring is the only place you'll find Far-Infrared heated yoga classes in Charleston or Teays Valley! What's the big deal about far-infrared heat you ask? Infrared heat is packed with benefits such as:
Whole Body Detoxification
Strengthen the Cardiovascular System
Improved Skin Appearance and Collagen Production
Reduced effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Strengthens the Immune System
Reduced Joint Pain
Infrared heat is by far superior to all other heating sources and especially for yoga as infrared heaters convert light directly to heat, warming nearby objects without raising the air temperature of the room. This allows a student in an infrared class to absorb heat while the surrounding air does not. This type of heat is most like natural sunlight. In fact, 80% of the light that makes it to Earth is infrared, making it a form of light that is easily processed by our bodies.
Since the air itself does not get hot with infrared heat, it is suitable and tolerable for students especially those with respiratory issues who find it uncomfortable or even risky to go in a heated yoga class. Additionally, infrared heat does not recirculate air thereby reducing the circulation of dirty air and bacteria. Infrared heat differs greatly from, say, a heater that heats the air in a room, because it actually is absorbed by the skin and has a greater effect on increased circulation, muscle flexibility and detoxification. As your body absorbs infrared waves, molecules begin to vibrate, causing them to start to expel the toxins, fat and impurities from your cells into your blood stream. These will then be released from your body in the form of sweat. The result is an incredible cleansing effect at a cellular level. Your muscles and internal organs will be gently warmed. This form of heat is perfectly safe. Hospitals use infrared heat to keep premature babies warm.
The benefits of far-infrared on Seasonal Affective Disorder are incredibly relevant as WV winters can be sunless and gloomy. Infrared is a proven therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder! The summer sun provides an abundance of natural infrared light and our special far-infrared heaters offer the same feel-good rays so desperately missed over the long winter months. Clearly yoga under the "IR" is more than just an amazing workout!