Purify Wellness Center is unique. We have a hot yoga room that is a giant infrared sauna. The entire room is an infrared sauna, so as you practice yoga in our hot yoga room you get all the benefits of sitting in an infrared sauna AND all the benefits of practicing yoga.
Benefits of Purify's Infrared Heating System
The benefits are many and still being discovered.
These are the benefits of using our infrared heating system over a forced air heating system:
- 1. A Green Heating System
- Our infrared heat uses far less energy to heat our hot yoga room, eco friendly, and environmentally friendly
- 2. Increases your flexibility
- Allows for a greater range of motion, and greater flexibility. One study shows infrared heat allows up to three times the flexibility over not heated stretching.
- 3. Increases your circulation
- Infrared heat stimulates blood flow by opening up the body's capillaries. This has a systemic wide effect and can help lower blood pressure, oxygenate the organs, and rid the body of toxins.
- 4. Increases your ability to breathe
- No hot air blowing on you, no stuffy air, easier to breathe, no feeling dizzy, no passing out, no feeling nauseous
- 5. Infrared heat increases your calorie burn
- In a normal hot yoga session about 600 calories are burned. When you do the same workout in infrared heat you can burn up to 900 calories, giving you around 50% more calorie burn.
- 6. Infrared heat increases your weight loss
- As your body heats up it also burns energy and calories to cool the body back down. It also increases metabolism between the blood and the tissues, which also burns calories.
- 7. Infrared heat increases your detoxification
- Infrared heat will make you sweat. Sweating is the body's natural way of flushing toxins. It creates a deep detoxifying cleanse on a cellular level.
- 8. Infrared heat reduces inflammation in the body
- 9. Infrared heat reduces pain
- Infrared heat directly penetrates tissues, muscles, and joints allowing them to heal and regenerate. Infrared is incredibly useful for pain relief for both minor injuries and chronic ailments, recommended my many physical therapists around the world.
- 10. Our infrared heating system is silent, no noise
- 11. Our infrared heat does NOT blow hot air
- No hot air blowing on you, no dust, no odor
The radiant heat of our cutting edge infrared heating system allows the heat to directly contact your body giving all the health benefits. It feels like standing under a hot sun at the equator, and it feels good. Will it make you sweat? Yes. It does a great job of heating the room to temp. We build our entire hot yoga room around this high tech heating system. We went to great extremes to bring you the best hot yoga around. Come and see. Experience the healing benefits of infrared yoga today!
Back pain is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Four out of five Americans will suffer from it at some point. Studies show that yoga may be the answer for long term, healthy, natural relief.
A 2013 meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled trials found "strong evidence for short-term effectiveness and moderate evidence for long-term effectiveness of yoga for chronic low-back pain." In fact, the American Society of Pain urges physicians to consider recommending yoga to patients with long-term pain in the lower back.
While it is tempting to stay in bed when your back hurts, doctors no longer recommend extended bed rest. Although lying in bed does minimize stress on the lumbar spine, it also causes muscles to lose conditioning, among other problems. In general, the sooner you can get up and get moving, the faster you will recover. Yoga helps alleviate back pain by increasing flexibility and muscle strength. Relaxation, stress reduction, and better body awareness may also play a role.
In one study, published in the journal Spine, people with back pain who did two 90-minute sessions of yoga a week for 24 weeks experienced a 56% reduction in pain. They also had less disability and depression than people with back pain who received standard care, such as pain medication. The results also suggested a trend toward the use of less pain medication in those who did yoga. When the researchers followed up with the participants six months after the study, 68% of the people in the yoga group were still practicing yoga an average of three days a week for an average of 33 minutes per session. That's a good indicator that they found yoga to be helpful.
Yoga has been shown to help alleviate the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis; however, these symptoms can make it difficult to be active in the first place. Yoga offers a gentle form of exercise that helps improve range of motion and strengthen the muscles around painful joints.
In a 2014 study of 36 women with knee osteoarthritis, those who did yoga experienced significant improvements in their symptoms compared with women who didn't do yoga. The yoga group attended yoga classes, averaging two 60 minute yoga classes a week. After eight weeks, they reported a 38% reduction in pain and a 35% reduction in stiffness, while the no-yoga group reported worsening symptoms.
People with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, may also benefit. In a 2015 study, women with rheumatoid arthritis reported improvements in their physical health, walking ability, pain levels, energy, and mood, and had significantly fewer swollen and tender joints, after doing two 60 minute yoga classes a week for eight weeks.
Reference: These excerpts from Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga, (2017), Perseus Books, LLC, ISBN 9780738219363