Regardless of the variety of yoga styles, each discipline promotes total health and well-being by soothing the mind and strengthening the body. If you’re new to yoga or a devoted practitioner, you might be surprised to discover FIR benefits and health advantages of infrared heat for yoga.
Since the start of humanity, the healing effects of heat have been well recorded. Consider the Turkish bath, Mayan temazcal, and Finnish sauna, which all employ heat and sweat to promote health and well-being. While our forefathers may have relied on basic observation, we now know that many of the health advantages of heat are backed up by scientific studies.
According to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Mayo Clinic, infrared treatment improves blood vessel function, decreases cholesterol levels, boosts circulation, and lowers blood sugar levels in diabetics and others. Additionally, infrared heat for yoga has several FIR benefits and health advantages, including the following:
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Improved Immune System
Infrared rays have been shown to boost the body’s white blood cell and T cell counts. This increased immune system activity improves general healing while simultaneously reducing muscular tension, discomfort, and spasms in the injured muscles. Raising your body temperature induces a moderate form of artificial fever, which has several beneficial effects on your immune system.
Specific individuals may benefit from hot yoga due to the potential of the practice to increase blood flow and oxygenation to the skin. Your capillaries have grown in size, which has resulted in increased circulation. Further research has revealed that infrared radiation can stimulate collagen synthesis and skin suppleness and lessen or eliminate wrinkles and diminish the appearance of acne scars.
It helps Detoxifying Your Body
By increasing the amount of sweat created during your practice, infrared yoga can assist your body in detoxifying, potentially removing heavy metals, poisons, and carcinogens from your system. Detoxification may aid those who suffer from chronic tiredness or skin issues. Additionally, infrared hot yoga increases the amount of fat you burn during exercise and assists in the elimination of any retained fluids.
Boosts Weight-loss Efforts
Infrared increases enzyme activity in the digestive tract, which stimulates metabolism. One hour of infrared hot yoga can burn up to 900 calories and assist the body in metabolizing stored fat, cellulite, and waste. A thirty-minute session of infrared hot yoga is similar to sweating for the duration of a two- to three-mile run.
Reduce Inflammation and Discomfort
Infrared light and heat permeate the body deeply, alleviating pain, Inflammation, and muscular tightness and stiffness. Because infrared heat penetrates the body, it aids in circulation while increasing oxygenation and relaxing the muscles. This has been demonstrated to be advantageous for yoga practitioners who rely on their discipline to assist in the relief of symptoms associated with chronic pain diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
Eases Muscle Flexibility
When your muscles are heated, they move more efficiently. Your muscles will become suppler, and you may require less time to warm up. While infrared hot yoga facilitates the movement of your muscles, it is suggested that you do not push yourself too hard at first. Tendons and ligaments receive a fraction of the blood that muscles do. While your muscles may be able to extend longer, your tendons and ligaments may not be prepared; you must be careful not to tear or strain.
Wrapping it Up
After learning everything there is to know about hot yoga and the FIR benefits it can give, you should be able to see the long-term benefits and how it can assist improve your life. Remember to ease into it at first, and you’ll only improve. All the best.
Dr. Sandra Milena Gomez is a Korean obstetrician and gynecologist, specialized in minimally invasive gynecological surgery from the American Association of Laparoscopic Gynecologists, with extensive knowledge in the management of gynecological and obstetric diseases, as well as surgical procedures. She is a colposcopist and for management of lower tract pathology, diagnosis and treatment of diseases at the uterine level. She is a general practitioner with an emphasis on management and public health.