Posted by Sunlighten on 3 February 2017

Hot Yoga in an Infrared Sauna

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Jane loves yoga. She goes to her local studio for yoga classes three days a week. While there are different types of classes, she finds that she especially loves hot yoga. She enjoys getting a nice sweat up and feeling refreshed afterward.


Jane’s good friend Megan recently saw an advertisement for infrared sauna rooms and was intrigued. Megan told Jane about it and they decided to give it a try! 


A few infrared sauna sessions later, both women noticed a clearer skin complexion and an increased feeling of wellbeing.


Jane wondered whether she could combine her yoga with infrared sauna sessions. We were pleased to tell her that it was possible!

Hot Yoga in an Infrared Sauna

Jane is one of the many yoga lovers who have realised the potential to get the best of both worlds.
But before we talk about the combination, firstly let’s talk about…

The Benefits of Bikram/Hot Yoga

Hot yoga is designed to increase your pulse rate and metabolism, making your blood vessels more flexible and helping your body burn calories.
The temperatures for Bikram and hot yoga tend to range from 35 – 40 degrees. The idea is that heat will assist with muscular flexibility.

Stress reduction is another benefit of hot yoga. The exercise and emphasis on deep breathing brings your body into the moment and helps ease the mind.

These great benefits and many others make yoga a great choice for those looking for a relaxing and therapeutic experience. It’s no wonder hot yoga and infrared saunas have both become a wellness trend in recent years.


What about Sunlighten Saunas?

In addition to helping with flexibility, using an infrared sauna for hot yoga can help to elicit a deeper sweat at the cellular level, rather than a shallow surface sweat.

The ideal sauna for performing yoga poses includes our three-person, four person or five person models. The larger designs allow the space for one person to complete poses. If you choose a smaller model, then you can still complete more static poses.

Floating benches are easily removed so the entire inside of the sauna cabin is unobstructed for yoga.

Our mPulse offers the most innovative sauna technology using all three infrared wavelengths – near mid and far and the temperatures range from 45-58 degrees Celsius. (Learn about the wavelengths here)

While our Signature model sauna provides constant far-infrared.

The Research

Obviously you’re looking to improve your flexibility. The good news is that Sunlighten research at Auburn Montgomery University showed benefits to the increased range of motion include joint mobility, less friction in the joints, enabling of joint function to diminish stiffness and joint relaxation.

Have you ever tried hot yoga? What about hot yoga in a sauna? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.

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