At Down Dog, we believe in choosing the healthiest and most eco-friendly options as possible. This is one of the many reasons why we chose infrared heating panels. These types of heaters are ECO-friendly, with low carbon footprint and fully recyclable. Radiant heat heats objects, which is the way sun heats the earth.
The unique health benefits of far infrared long wave radiance are appreciated in all types of hot yoga as well as dry personal and group saunas. Safe, economical, environmental conditions are met that provide uniform conditions on the mat without a draft, stirring of dust, pollens, or germs, noise, odor, or maintenance for the life of the building. The lack of forced air heat makes it allergen free and easier to breathe at high temperature since the air is not heated, the objects are.
Infrared heat allows the practitioner to absorb heat while the surrounding air does not. Additionally, infrared heat does not recirculate air thereby reducing the circulation of dirty air and bacteria.
Infrared heat differs greatly from a heater that heats the air in a room, because it actually is absorbed by the skin and has a greater effect on increased circulation, muscle flexibility and detoxification. The result is an incredible cleansing effect at a cellular level. Your muscles and internal organs will be gently warmed. This form of heat is perfectly safe. For example, hospitals use infrared heat to keep premature babies warm.
As you walk into Down Dog, you will feel a gentle heat that will increase as you move through class. Also, Down Dog is virtually silent as our heating system makes absolutely no noise. This allows the students to concentrate on the teacher’s instructions and their practice.
Additionally, according to recent research, there are many added health benefits of Infrared Heat (please see the sources and links to the research articles at the end of this page):The numerous documented health benefits that come along with being exposed to infrared heat include: