Hot Yoga at Yoga Okoboji

In building Yoga Okoboji we took great care to create the most beneficial experience for our community. If you have not tried hot yoga at our studio yet, now is a great time to get started! Our infrared ceramic heaters offer a range of benefits not found in traditional forced-air heated classes.

Increase Flexibility
Because Infrared heat is directly warming the muscles, it opens them up allowing for a greater range of flexibility. A study at Auburn University compared how far athletes were able to stretch in a training room to how far they were able to stretch in an infrared sauna. Researchers concluded participants were able to stretch as much as three times their normal amount in the infrared environment. This will allow yoga students to open up, melt deep into the poses and gain confidence in their practice.

Increase Circulation
Infrared heat has been shown to stimulate blood flow by opening up the body’s capillaries. This has an incredible affect on the body and offers a variety of benefits. It can help lower blood pressure, oxygenate the organs and rid the body of toxins.

Detoxifying Sweat
Simply put, infrared heat will make you sweat, which is a good thing because it is your body’s natural way of flushing toxins. As your body absorbs infrared heat, water molecules begin to vibrate, which cases them to wring out impurities from the cells and expel them into the blood. These impurities will then be released from your body as you sweat, creating a deep, detoxifying cleanse on the cellular level.

Weight Loss
The human body has an impressive temperature regulation system. It wants to stay at a consistent temperature and its willing to work very hard to ensure that happens. As the body heats up, its natural cooling systems kick in, which take energy and burn calories. Infrared heat also increases metabolism between the blood and tissue, which also burns calories.

Pain Relief
Infrared heat directly penetrates tissue, muscles and joints, allowing them to heal and regenerate. This is accomplished through a combination of the aforementioned increased circulation, oxygenation and detoxification. Infrared radiation incredibly useful for pain relief for both minor injuries and chronic ailments. It’s no surprise then that infrared heat is often the preferred method of many physical therapists, saunas and yoga studios around the world.

Oct 25-29 @ 7 pm
Intro to Hot Yoga
Hot Price $50
Janine Gustafson

Come find out what that hottest (literally) trend in yoga around the world is all about! In this 5 night series, Janine will teach you many of the the postures practiced in hot yoga classes in regular room temperature. Then, as the days go on the heat will turn up, 80…90…95.

10 spots available
1 hour/5 day series.

Reserve your space now!

In November, we will offer a weekly
Monday 7 pm drop in Hot Yoga class.


October 7, 2015