Frequently Asked Questions

Why the heat in the yoga room?

There are so many reasons to LOVE the heat!

  • Enhances Vasodilatation So That More Blood Is Delivered to the Muscles. This means that the capillaries that weave around the muscles respond to the heat by dilation. This brings more oxygen to the muscles and helps in the removal of waste products such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
  • Allows Oxygen in the Blood To Detach From Hemoglobin More Easily. When blood passes through warm muscles, oxygen releases more easily from the hemoglobin. Blood passing through cold muscles releases less oxygen.
  • Speeds Up the Breakdown of Glucose and Fatty Acids
  • Makes Muscles More Elastic, Less Susceptible to Injury. Warmer temperatures produce a more fluid stretch, allowing for greater range of motion. Cold muscles don't absorb shock and impact as well and do not stretch as easily so cold muscles get injured more readily.
  • Improves Coordination.
  • Reduces Heart Irregularities Associated with Sudden Exercise.
  • Improves Function of the Nervous System So That Messages Are Carried Faster Between Body, Brain and Spinal Cord.
  • Enables the Body to Release Toxins Through Sweating.