What is Infrared Hot Yoga?

Infrared hot yoga

is simply a yoga session heated with an infrared radiant heating system. 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 comfortable, sun-like warmth.

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 sesh stuffy and leave you feeling dried out, a session with infrared heat feels clean and invigorating.


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.



At Heating Green

we’ve supplied hundreds of yoga studios with infrared heating systems. In our Yoga Studio Spotlight with Genevive Boulanger from iShine Yoga, she told us, “Just before opening iShine, I was driving 30 minutes across town to practice under infrared panels at a friends’ studio because I loved the way my body felt after practice.” She now has her own infrared heating system installed at iShine yoga.

If you’d like to find an infrared hot yoga studio near you, use our yoga and wellness map. Or click here to get a quote for your home yoga or commercial yoga space. To learn more about infrared, you can visit our infrared basics page or NASA’s infrared info web page.

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