Far Infrared heat, we’ve got it, we’ve always had it since Be Yoga Carmel opened. What is it you ask and why is it so great? First, the “far” describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. Infrared is a band of light that we perceive as heat and represents over half of the energy emitted by the Sun. Notice what happens when the sun is momentarily hidden by clouds. The air temperature has not had time to be affected but you feel colder. The cloud blocked the sun’s infrared rays from penetrating your body.
Our fourteen far infrared panels are in studio fire’s ceiling at Carmel Road. It is like we have fourteen little suns warming us up during our heated classes. We call our heated classes “healthy hot” because of these panels and because we keep our temperatures at or below body temperature.
Far infrared light and its therapeutic properties have been studied in China and Japan for over 30 years and are now beginning to become very popular in the United States. We found a wonderful, clinically sound article published by Pain Research Management that found Infrared therapy “was demonstrated to be effective in reducing chronic low back pain.” It is also thought that far infrared rays penetrate deep into the joint and surrounding tissues which increase blood flow, reduces inflammation and decreases pain. There are also claims that Far Infrared Heat Therapy serves as a means of weight loss and cellulite reduction, though we could not find proven scientific evidence to back this up.
What we do know is that our far infrared heat panels feel awesome. Come try one of our heated classes for yourself!