Elevation Blog


Why Infrared Heat?

February 19, 2018

UNLIKE MOST HOT YOGA STUDIOS IN TOWN - ELEVATION YOGA AND WELLNESS CENTER USES INFRARED HEATERS IN ALL OF THEIR HOT CLASSES!


WHY INFRARED HEAT!?

Our heaters produce far infrared heat, which is light we can’t see, but can feel as heat. All warm blooded animals, including humans, generate this type of heat naturally to warm themselves, and more than half of the sun’s heat is infrared as well. Infrared heat warms us without warming the air around us and penetrates our bodies, rather than only heating the skin


INCREASE FLEXIBILITY

Heaters directly warm the muscles allowing for greater flexibility & range of motion.


INCREASE CIRCULATION

Infrared heat opens up the capillaries, which oxygenates the organs and lowers blood pressure.


DETOXIFYING SWEAT

Infrared heat causes water molecules in the body to vibrate, which wrings out the organs and creates a detoxifying sweat.


WEIGHT LOSS

When the body absorbs infrared heat, its natural cooling system kicks in, which burns calories and promotes weight loss. Infrared can re-balance metabolism directly speeding up the rate calories are burned even after a session. As organic acids are purged your fasting insulin levels may drop toward normal, this can assist with stopping your body from being pushed to store carbs as fat. Fat becomes water-soluble at a body temperature of approximately 100.5 degrees F and can “melt” by breaking up into smaller particles, which can then be purged from the body through infrared induced sweating


PAIN RELIEF

Infrared heat directly penetrates tissue, muscles and joints, allowing them to heal and regenerate. Clinical research has established that an infrared treatment such as a hot yoga session can increase blood flow from 5-7 quarts/minute to as much as 13 quarts/minute. Therefore during a session there can be a substantial amount of nutrient and oxygen rich blood flowing which can help heal the body and relieve pain. Infrared is also known to act directly on irritated nerve endings. A 2008 study found that chronic pain patients experienced nearly a 70% reduction in pain levels after the first infrared session.


Come experience the difference that our heaters make to your hot yoga practice!

What is a Foot Detox?

April 16, 2018

What’s the point of a foot detox?

Foot detoxes are becoming more and more popular as a way to rid the body of any harmful toxins. Potential toxins can range from impurities in the air, to chemicals in your home and beauty products. Ionic Foot Bath Detoxification removes harmful toxins and cellular wastes. Through the process of osmosis, oppositely charged particles like toxins are neutralized and eliminated from the body. The neutralized toxins are removed through the 2,000 sweat glands of the feet and are released into the water. This aids in weight loss, as the body rids itself of chemical wastes like fatty acids and subcutaneous fat that slow down metabolism and inhibit proper digestion.


Other ailments Ionic Foot Bath Detoxification can help with:

• Arthritis

• Autism

• Lack of Focus

• Improved Complexion

• Pain Management

• Exhaustion

• Mood Swings

• Back Pain

• Fibromyalgia

• Gout

• Insomnia

• Chronic Fatigue

• Numbness

• Low Energy Levels

• Diabetes

• Swollen Joints


These 30 minute sessions are quite amazing if you ask us! For a complete detoxification 15 sessions are recommended!

What is Reiki?

August 14, 2018

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.  Reiki brings a beautiful state of peace and joy in the body, mind and spirit. It helps remove blockages and restore your physical and emotional well being. If you are suffering from grief or just feeling stagnant this can help.


Reiki has also been thought of as a massage for the soul. It is very relaxing. Reiki mainly focuses on the subtler levels of being such as emotional and spiritual aspects, it can bring deep balance to the physical body.

What is Buti Yoga?

October 21, 2018

The word “Buti” is an Indian Maranthi word that means, “a cure that has been hidden or kept secret.” Buti Yoga is high intensity yoga format combing traditional yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics into one powerhouse format.


The classes are set to high energy playlists that include hip hop, EDM and tribal music. The format has a focus on core strength building and utilizes the Buti Yoga trademarked method of Spiral Structure Technique, which uses spinal movement to tone the core.


This dynamic flow will have your heart pounding and you soul singing. Buti Yoga has a strong emphasis on creating a tribe like community. Therefore, you will be greeted with nothing but love and encouragement.


You are safe here to release your inner warrior. Leave it all on the mat and sweat with intention.

What is Yin Yoga?

January 9, 2019

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. This is a deeply nourishing and slow-paced style of yoga that aims to bring balance to our active (Yang) practices and lifestyles.


Yin yoga works on the yin tissues - also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load which is why we hold the poses for longer. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time in this way, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger - which is exactly what you want. Remember, the principle of exercise is to stress the tissue so the body will respond by strengthening it. But not to worry if holding poses for an extended period seem daunting, we do this with the help of gravity, props, and our breath, so you will leave feeling class relaxed and rejuvenated!


Different Yin yoga poses stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial meridians in the body. This has the effect of balancing the body’s internal organs and systems. Yin yoga requires the muscles to relax around the connective tissue in order to get a stretch, so not all yoga poses can be done safely or effectively when practising Yin style. Thus Yin asanas have different names when practised in a Yin style.


Try adding in a Yin yoga class to your routine to see how slowing down can have an amazing effect on your overall well being!