* What is radiant heat?
Radiant heat is what you feel when heat transfers from a warm surface to a cooler surface.
* What is convection heat?
Convection heat is what you feel from air heated by warm air furnaces, heat pumps, and baseboards. The warm air is distributed mechanically or through natural convection.
* Why is radiant heat better than convection heat?
1) Long wave radiant energy is the most efficient form of heat transfer.
2) Radiant heat is healthy, comfortable heat.
3) Airborne dust, pollen, and germs are reduced by the elimination of blowing air.
4) Building air pressurization losses are minimized and relative humidity is unaffected.
* Why is heat from the ceiling best, doesn’t heat rise?
Ceiling placement eliminates obstructions to radiant heat transfer. Actually heat doesn’t rise, it’s hot air that rises, creating natural convection like that from baseboard heaters and other warmer surfaces. So, the ceiling is best.
* Will the Yoga room floor be warm if heat is on the ceiling?
Yes, radiant energy creates heat when it strikes the floor and furnishings, and the warmed surfaces reradiate heat, thereby warming the air.
* Just how does radiant heat feel?
Radiant heat is sun like warmth: natural, silent, draft-less, odorless.
Optional Inversion Infused Vinyasa – VinVersion Yoga® is derived from Power Yoga which focuses on a fitness based Vinyasa styling.
This encompasses the benefits of movement with breath and meditation in motion, including the building of internal heat, increase of stamina and flexibility, as well as reducing your body’s stress. This class is more personalized by teachers, for they will design their own sequence of postures. Students use this time to synchronize their breathing and movements. All classes will follow proper protocol to open your body.
Barkan Method™ Hot Yoga
The Barkan Method is a style of Hatha Yoga that originated from a lineage in Calcutta, India. Jimmy Barkan, Founder/Owner was first certified by Ghosh’s College of India from Calcutta, India and was Bikram Yoga’s most senior teacher! While the Barkan Method finds its roots from this lineage in Calcutta, it also integrates postures from other styles of Yoga to create variations, versatility and even greater range of motion.
The yoga classes are practiced in our infrared heated room to stretch and strengthen various areas of the body. The practice brings vital balance and restores all systems to optimal health. Consistency will create a physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will be felt in all areas of the practitioner’s life.
VinYin Yoga® at yoga hOMe®
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures – or asanas – that are held for longer periods of time (5 minutes). Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body — the tendons, fascia, and ligaments — with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
VinYin Yoga® begins with an all levels moving fluid asana practice (Vinyasa) to increase flexibility, warm and strengthen the muscles and bring presence to the mat. Once achieved the class moves into a balanced experience of supported stretching (Yin) that will lengthen the muscles to support release of toxins and stress. This practice is a beautiful balance supporting the countless benefits of a healing yoga practice.