Yoga Concepts @ Bikram's Yoga College of India
Reap the Benefits
of Yoga Instruction with Us
1150 Pontiac Avenue, Rear Unit
Cranston, RI 02920


Far Infrared Heat

Far Infrared Heat and Bikram Yoga
We are the first and original far infrared hot yoga studio in
Rhode Island and one of the few in North America.
Not all Heated Yoga Classes are created equal! At Yoga Concepts a great deal of research went into creating what we feel is the best and most stress-free heated yoga room in Rhode Island and the Northeast. What makes the heated yoga classes unique and different at Yoga Concepts are that we use a Far Infrared (FIR) Heat System to warm the practitioners in the room. Our unique system heats objects by a process called direct light conversion. Direct light conversion warms only the objects and does not raise the temperature of the surrounding free air within the room. This type of energy travels about 4-5 cm deep into the body and helps to increase circulation and nourish damaged tissue.

Traditional hot yoga heating systems heat the temperature of the air to warm the body. Some people have difficulty breathing in this extremely hot air. Far Infrared heat works differently. Instead of heating the air within the room, FIR heats the body directly. The results are deeper tissue penetration and a comfortable class experience. During the class your body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits without the discomfort.

Yoga Concepts has integrated the Bikram System of Yoga which is known worldwide for its miraculous healing and restorative powers, with the modern technology of FIR heat. There is a long list of positive health effects of FIR heat on the body.
Here are some of the benefits of practicing Bikram Yoga
at Yoga Concepts with Far Infrared Heat!
Weight Loss and Cellulite - Toxins stored in fat are decreased making it easier for weight loss. While the weight of water loss can be regained by re-hydration, the calories consumed will not be. Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water & wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin.

Strengthens Cardiovascular System - As the body increases sweat production to cool itself, the heart pumps blood at a greater rate boosting circulation. Heart rate, cardiac output & metabolic rate increase, while blood pressure drops for improved cardiovascular fitness.

Boosts Immune System- boosts the immune response to kill viruses & bacteria. Combined with the elimination of toxins & wastes produced by the infrared heat, your overall health & resistance to disease is increased. Taking the toxic load off the body quickly improves allergies.

Pain Relief - Stimulating the dilation of peripheral blood vessels brings relief to muscles & speeds the healing of soft tissue injuries. Infrared heat has been successfully used to reduce pain from a variety of conditions including whiplash, arthritis, bursitis, sciatica, back pain, neuritis, menstrual cramps, fibromyalgia, migraines, gout & chronic muscle spasms.

Speed Recovery from Injuries - bringing oxygen to joints & extremities, speeding the healing of sprains & strains, thus relieving pain & reducing the time it takes the human body to recover from an injury.

Skin Care - Profuse sweating achieved carries off deeply embedded impurities & dead skin cells leaving the skin immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws the skin's own natural oils & nutrients to the surface.

Reduces Stress and Fatigue - A FIR heat relaxes muscles, circulates blood, stimulates the heart and releases endorphins, providing a feeling of invigoration & well-being.

Detoxifies Your Body - The deep penetrating infrared heat causes chemicals such as potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, pesticides, PCB's, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, ammonia, uric acid, cholesterol and fat-soluble chemicals to be released from the fat cells & tissues into the lymph fluid.