Fire Heated Yoga
Infrared Yoga Classes
"Spark your fire, illuminate the journey"🔥
Soul Fire Yoga is one of the ONLY studio in South Bend that uses Infrared Heaters for classes. Infrared heated yoga is simply a yoga session heated with an infrared radiant heating system reaching temperatures between 95- 105 degrees.
Anyone who has been outside on a sunny day has experienced the warmth of the sun directly on their skin because it is infrared radiant heat. While indoor infrared heaters DO NOT emit UV rays like the sun, they do provide the same sun-like warmth.
The advantage of Infrared radiant heat is that surface temperatures such as a floor temperature can feel 3-8 degrees warmer than the air temperature. This includes people; the direct warmth on people’s bodies can feel soothing and can help boost flexibility.
Because heat is distributed directly, infrared radiant heating panels do not blow air and heat silently, creating a superior hot yoga experience.
What makes infrared radiant heating feel so different than traditional forced air systems is the way the heat is distributed. Forced air can make your yoga session stuffy, blow around dust and allergens around the room, and leave you feeling dried out.
While a session with infrared heat feels clean and invigorating because it heats the people and objects in the room, not the air.
Potential Health Benefits Of Infrared Technology Include
Some Of The Other Potential Benefits Of Infrared Energy Include
Increasing the flow of lymph fluids
Providing long-lasting pain relieve
Lowering blood pressure
Improving allergy symptoms
Speeding injury recovery
Benefits of heat without the humidity
Will not harm your eyes
Getting Started with Infrared FIRE Heated Yoga
It is important to always listen to your body. While yoga poses can be adapted for anyone who is limited by illness or injury, heated yoga may not be ideal for everyone. If you have a medical condition, it is best to consult with your healthcare provider before engaging in any new fitness program. If you choose to experience the benefits of infrared hot yoga, here are a few suggestions to help you ease into the experience:
Allow for enough time to let your body to adapt to the heat. Arriving to class 10 minutes early will give you an opportunity to adjust to the temperature. This may be particularly important for your first few classes.
Dress lightly and consider a headband to keep your hair off of your face. Wear wicker, sweat absorbing clothing.
Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your yoga session. You may want to consider enhancing your water with an electrolyte solution or a pinch of salt to keep your fluids balanced.
Avoid an overly full or empty Eat two to four hours before class. Try not to eat in the hour before class unless you keep it light. Exercise in the heat may cause you to feel nauseated.
Pay attention to your body. Rest if you need to and stay alert to the signs that you may have reached your level of heat tolerance.