Retreat into the Infrared Heat

Whether you are a seasoned hot yoga pro or are brand new to the practice, at The Ritual you will have access to the best hot yoga heating technology available through our use of infrared heat. This specialized form of heat goes above and beyond traditional heating methods and provides a host of health benefits that will honor your mind and body.

How Infrared Heat Works

We use infrared heat panels instead of conventional heat. Infrared heat consists of invisible waves of energy emitted from specialized panels. Unlike forced hot air, infrared rays work similar to how the sun heats the people and objects it comes into direct contact with instead of the air. This allows the heat to penetrate beyond the skin, reaching internal organs and allowing the body to experience a more intense sweat at a lower temperature. Data from the The Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Mayo Clinic report that infrared therapy improves the functioning of blood vessels, reduces cholesterol, increases circulation and lowers blood sugar levels. 

Infrared Heat Yoga Benefits*

Detoxification

Infrared heat boosts blood circulation and stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body, Sweating can help detoxify the body as it releases heavy metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.

Stress Reduction

As circulation in the body is increased and stored toxins are released, our internal organs start to thank us as tension is reduced in our  minds, our muscles and joints.

Relief from Muscle Aches, Arthritis + Joint Pain 

Infrared heat can help relieve inflammation, stiffness, and soreness by increasing blood circulation and allowing the deep, penetrating infrared heat to relax muscles and carry off metabolic waste products, while delivering oxygen-rich blood to muscles for faster recovery

Aid in Weight Loss and Calorie Burning

Research has shown infrared heat can increase your calorie expenditure by more than 30%, thereby promoting a faster metabolism for easier weight loss and/or weight maintenance. 

Immune System Support

The penetrating infrared wavelength raises the core body temp, inducing an artificial fever. This effect enhances the immune system, combined with the improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, which can lead to increased overall health. 

Skin Benefits

As we age, we naturally lose collagen and elastin – the foundations for healthy, youthful skin. Research shows infrared heat energy can help stimulate production of both, thereby lessening the appearance of wrinkles. 

*Benefits and results vary by person