Eco Sun Limited

Bring the warmth of the sun inside your Home

With our far‐infrared Hot Yoga systems, the Hot Yoga participants are surrounded by healthy, tranquil and soothing warmth.  No excessive hot air stacked at the ceiling also means no temperature differences between exercising while sitting or standing, and for the studio operator, no unnecessary warmth or energy‐losses. In most Hot Yoga applications, a portion of the panels is controlled by a standard thermostat to keep the room at “room temperature” (far‐infrared keeps the floor at or very near the thermostat’s temperature; hence, it shortens the pre‐session “warm‐up time”). 
With Far‐infrared it is not necessary to use a special Hot Yoga thermostat.  Prior to a session, the instructor (or a pre‐programmed timer) switches the panels “on” and leaves these on during the session.  The advantage of this approach is that the participants do not notice any changes in warmth.  With a thermostat, (just like with a hot air system), the panels are switched “off” when the thermostat reaches its pre‐set temperature and “on” again when the temperature has dropped.  To some, this cycling feels like a cloud passing between them and the sun; this upsets concentra􀀁on.   The studio operator also has the option of installing a “comfort‐controller” to allow the instructor to set the correct “Yoga intensity” (panel surface temperature).    

Thermostat's elevation

Floor temperature

Celing temperature

From the image above, it is clear that the thermostat’s reading does not reflect the room’s true temperatures.  The room may be at “41 degrees Celsius”, but the participants are distracted by the cold airflow across the mats.

Temperature near the ceiling

 True Far‐infrared Hot Yoga

Far infrared radiant heating technology operates in the healthy and therapeutic “long wave length” part of infrared spectrum (7,000 to 10,000 nanometers, or 7‐10 micrometers). Products producing this wave length are commonly used for physiotherapy treatments.  These far‐infrared waves penetrate only the upper 0.040” (1 mm) of the skin where these simulate the blood‐flow, allowing the body to detox and “refresh” itself.

Far‐infrared is soothing, it allows the yoga participants to relax and concentrate without the annoying noises and cold drafts normally associated with convection heating.  Far‐infrared surrounds the body with tranquil warmth. 

Because far‐infrared does not heat the air, there are very significant energy savings over traditional systems.  The “room temperature” with infrared is the actual temperature of the space; there is virtually no difference be‐tween the temperature at the thermostat’s elevation and the floor.  Hence, an effective “Hot‐Yoga‐temperature” could be as low as 24 degrees Celsius or 75F (see image below), or as high as the instructor desires.  

Traditional Hot Yoga

Most HotYoga heating systems today work on the principle of convection. 
As detailed in section 1
“ convection”, air is heated and makes its way into the Hot‐Yoga studio.  Once the heated air enters the room, it rises and, as it moves away from the source, it cools.   The cooled air makes its way down and is “pulled” across the floor.  

This “convection flow” across the floor actually cools the HotY ogaparticipants, and the thermostat must be set higher to help reduce this cooling effect.  No matter how well the system works, there will always be an imbalance because hot air rises, and cold air descends; the higher the ceiling, the colder the return air flow, making it difficult for the participants to concentrate. With Hot Yoga, the “thermostat effect is even greater than with traditional convection room‐heating: While a thermostat may read “an eye‐level temperature” of 41 degrees Celsius (105°F), the floor’s temperature may be at 13 degrees (55°F), while the ceiling could be at 62 degrees (145°F) or higher.  The following sketch explains the temperature distribution over the room’s height.  If the room has a very high ceiling, the ceiling temperatures can even be higher, and the floor‐temperatures lower.   

Temperature at participant's level

Practical Yoga temperature

Temperature near the floor

Temperature at a typical thermostat-elevation

Far‐infrared  panels in a Hot Yoga facility.  The panels are both mounted to the vaulted ceiling, and suspended from chains