How Does Infrared Work?
Rather than heating volumes of air, infrared heats surface area. The waves produce heat when they strike an object or surface causing the molecules of that object to oscillate. Conventional heating devices heat volumes of air which is a far less efficient way of creating heat because as soon as the heating stops, the whole environment cools down rapidly. In contrast, the energy from infrared continues to be absorbed by the molecules in that object until they oscillate at the frequency of the radiation at which point the radiation is then reflected; all objects in the room become radiators. This process is at least 32% more efficient than conventional heating!
The Benefits of Practicing Yoga in Infrared Heat
Remember that infrared heaters are used in modern saunas and in Baby incubators and the wavelength they emit is 7-15 microns – which is equivalent to the “vital range” of heat radiated from the human body itself. Just remember police helicopters have cameras to detect the “Infrared Radiation” humans naturally emit. We perceive warmth when we’re absorbing Infrared and we feel cold when we’re radiating it out to our environment. We are Infrared heaters ourselves!
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