Have you wanted to love or try hot yoga in Texarkana, but found that the forced heat in a hot yoga room isn’t for you? Infrared heating at Thrive Yoga Texarkana may be just what you are looking for. Traditional hot yoga classes use forced air heating systems to heat the room; similar to the heating systems in your home. Alternatively, infrared hot yoga uses infrared radiant heating systems that warm your body directly similar to how the sun heats your skin, but without the damaging UV rays. Infrared rays heat you from the inside providing a deep heat that warms your muscles but not the surrounding air. Your body will feel warm without feeling the exhaustion in a hot room.
Infrared rays provide relief from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and regular aches and pains. Infrared rays penetrate up to 3 inches into the body and under the skin, aiding in pain relief by improving blood circulation and enhancing the delivery of oxygen to soft tissues, which helps relax the muscles. This pain relief will also increase motivation to continue a yoga practice due to lack of overwhelming soreness often accompanied by a traditional workout.
It is known that heat can relax muscles providing a greater range of motion. Infrared hot yoga does an even better job at helping to improve flexibility, as the infrared heat directly warms the muscles, instead of just the air around you. Studies have shown that athletes exposed to infrared heat are able to stretch 3 times greater than in a normal environment. Quite literally training and teaching your body to bend instead of break.
Infrared has been shown to boost your immune system by increasing your core temperature, which stimulates white blood cells in the body to fight infections. This heat also rids the body of toxins, especially heavy metal by sweating. NASA research also shows infrared rays are effective in keeping astronauts hearts’ in optimal condition.
Major calorie burn!
Infrared rays help in digestion and boost metabolism. Studies have shown that exercising with infrared rays, a person can burn as much as 700-900 calories in an hour long power yoga class. The infrared heat allows you to burn twice the calories while it boosts your metabolism. Increasing the production of energy in the body allowing you to work harder and more consistently without increasing blood pressure or feeling the oppressive heat of a traditional heated room.
The benefits of yoga are simply enhanced by adding infrared heat. Infrared yoga is safe, therapeutic, and comfortable. If you chose to experience the benefits of some of the infrared classes we offer, it is important to remind yourself that yoga is not a competitive sport. Yoga is a personal experience. To enhance your own experience we suggest you arrive early to class to allow your body to adjust to the feel of the heat, drink water before and after class, and avoid attending class with an overly full stomach.