Don’t Get Sick! Hot 8 Yoga Heat Helps you get a Healthier Practice

Don’t Get Sick! Hot 8 Yoga Heat Helps you get a Healthier Practice

Dust mites. Parasites. Viruses. And virulent bacteria. Practice or teach yoga in a group, and these bugs will be beside you as you move from Surya Namaskar to Sarvangasana. It’s enough to make a yogini sick—unless you take careful steps to guard against germs. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, saucha or cleanliness is considered an essential niyama or self-discipline. At Hot 8 Yoga we are honoring this precept as we disinfect the air, provide floors that will not grow bacteria, add humidity into our rooms, scrub our mats, steam clean our yoga floors, and work to combat the growing number of illnesses and infections that are related to group fitness. How does Hot 8 Yoga disinfect the air we breathe? “Eighty percent of disease is caught by direct or indirect contact—either interacting with a person who carries germs or touching a surface where those organisms live,” says Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., author of The Secret Life of Germs and director of clinical microbiology at New York University Medical Center. “Both types of contact are common in yoga centers.” Hot 8 Yoga has developed a state-of-the-art climate control system in which fresh air is added when needed and all of the air in the studio is being circulated to pass over ultraviolet lights that we have installed in all of the ducting system. This method of sterilization has been used primarily in medical facilities and sterile work facilities, however Hot 8 Yoga has taken the science from these facilities and added it to our yoga rooms. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. Hot 8 Yoga’s UVGI devices produce strong enough UV-C light in our circulating air to make them inhospitable environments to microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, molds and other pathogens. We have coupled the UVGI with our filtration system to disinfect the air in all the yoga studios and create an air environment that is 99.98% free of all harmful bacteria. Hot 8 Yoga’s UVGI technology is energy effective, environmentally-friendly and a chemical-free way to eradicate dangerous microorganisms in our hot yoga rooms. The result is fresh air that doesn’t smell and is not full of harmful bacteria. Not all hot yoga studios are created equal. At Hot 8 Yoga, we have taken the time, energy and extra expense to create the healthiest possible yoga practice environment. The benefits of a clean air environment are enormous, clean air will: help prevent colds and influenza, prevent headaches after class, provide relief from asthma, hay fever and sinus problems, reduce fatigue, and breathing...

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