Why Infrared Yoga
At Yoga Panels.com we want to ensure that you have the absolute best system to heat your yoga studio for any style or practice of yoga. We provide you with the highest quality most energy efficient radiant heat that allows for ease of breath and movement. Our panels are easily installed with virtually any type of ceiling (or wall if that is your choice), blend in well with your décor to ensure there are no distractions for your students, and will offer you many years of warm, healthy, and enjoyable moments for your yoga studio.
You are probably familiar with traditional saunas; the high temperatures, sprinkling water over the rocks to add a blast of steam, the sweat. Traditional saunas have been used in residential and commercial settings for many years, but the intense heat of them can make the sauna experience uncomfortable or downright unenjoyable for some. That’s where infrared heat comes in.
Whereas traditional heaters heat the air in the room (causing you to sweat due to being in a hot environment), infrared heating panels are designed to directly heat the body without raising the air temperature to uncomfortable levels (picture the feeling of getting in your car on a hot day). Lots of people find that the softer heat provided by Yoga Panels allows them to stay comfortable during their yoga practice, with gives the body more time to release waste from the system. The lower temperatures and “softer” heat are also easier on your heart and lungs, and cause less stress on your cardiovascular system.
Radiant heat is healthy heat. Think of standing outside on a warm sunny day – remove the light from the sun and keep the heat. This is infrared heat. Infrared heat is the safest and most effective form of heating the body. Infrared heats objects, not the air, thus making it comfortable to practice yoga as well as increasing circulation and helping the body’s natural processes kick in to eliminate waste and build up of lactic acid and environmental toxins. (Black, 2010).
As infrared heat doesn’t heat the air in the room, but the objects in the room – the air is always clean and easy to breathe. Practicing pranayama (or breath work) has never been so comfortable in a heated space. While the body heats up from the deep tissues and the breath, yoga practices become of more ease allowing students to find more meaningful and comfortable classes.
Appropriate for all styles of yoga
All styles of yoga are easily practiced in rooms using infrared heat. Simply vary the temperature for the style of class you are teaching to ensure students are comfortable and the desired yoga effects are happening. Please see our page on heating temperatures for the various styles of yoga.
Infrared heat is an efficient heat source all but eliminating high heating costs. Some larger spaces may require an additional source of heating (such as baseboard or forced air) to start the initial heating of the space to standard room temperature, but as soon as more bodies come into the room, the less extra heat source you need and the infrared heat is all you need for the remainder of the class session. An average 1,000 square foot studio costs less than $1.50 an hour to heat. Compared to higher heating costs of forced air or space heaters, this is a substantial savings in your heating bills.
Safe: as mentioned previously, infrared heat is one of the safest methods of heating on the market today. All of our panels are ETL/CTL approved and registered for safe electrical heating in both Canada and the United States. Students will feel the amazing benefits of the safe heat without difficulties breathing or moving. Sweat produced with infrared is more consistent throughout the body and there will be less flying of sweat off student bodies onto other students or puddles of sweat on the floor. Not Distracting: Keeping student distraction to a minimum is a key for yoga studios. Our infrared panels provide clean simple ceiling or wall lines that will not distract your students. Our white panels fit easily into traditional ceiling frames and simply look like a white ceiling. Our wood frame panels add to the décor and ambiance of your studio without distracting students’ thoughts. There are no red spotlights or directional lights to blare into your students’ eyes and no air blowing into their faces to break their breath or concentration. Simply warm soft heat that enhances their yoga practice and meditation.