Are you curious about hot Yoga? Often times when people think about Hot yoga they think of Bikram yoga which is comprised of the same 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises per class. While many people practice this type of yoga worldwide, our hot yoga is not based on Bikram principles. At Afterglow Yoga in Wailuku,Maui our hot yoga classes use far infrared heaters with a varied vinyasa flow class to gently open the muscles and quite the monkey mind. The yoga poses are different every time, but the infrared heat is consistent.
What is Infrared Heat?
Infrared heaters convert light directly to heat, warming nearby objects without raising the actual air temperature. This allows a student in an infrared class to absorb heat while the surrounding air does not. This type of heat is most like natural sunlight and differs greatly from a heater that heats the air in a room, because it actually is absorbed by the skin providing a greater effect on increased circulation, muscle flexibility and detoxification. As your body absorbs infrared waves, molecules begin to vibrate, causing them to start to expel the toxins, fat and impurities from your cells into your blood stream. These will then be released from your body in the form of sweat. The result is an incredible cleansing effect at a cellular level. Your muscles and internal organs will be gently warmed..and thank you!
This form of heat is perfectly safe!
(Hospitals use far infrared heat to keep premature babies warm.)
Added benefits of Infrared Heat:
Yoga in our Infrared Studio will give you more than just an amazing workout. There are numerous added health benefits that come along with practicing at our infrared heated studio.
The heat warms the muscles making them more elastic and allowing for greater flexibility with less chance of injury.
Allows for greater range of motion in the joints.
Helps achieve a deeper stretch.
Promotes sweating, which flushes toxins from the body using the body’s largest elimination organ, the skin.
Burns fat and calories
Creates a cardiovascular workout (heart & lungs).
Heat dilates capillaries, which allows more oxygen to muscles, tissues, glands and organs–promoting the removal of waste.
Promotes a strong, healthy immune system.
Detoxification of the Body
Strengthening of the Cardiovascular System
Improved Skin Appearance
Enhanced Collagen Production
Strengthening of the Immune System
If you are on Maui for a vacation, or have been a long time local resident, then come check out our Maui hot Yoga classes and see why yoga practitioners love incorporating infrared heat into their practice.