When lockdown first began in my area, one of the things that I missed the most was going to my local sizzling yoga studio for daily exercise.
I was lucky that many of my professors began teaching classes online via basic zoom, but it was not the same without the added heat.
The heat in a sizzling yoga class actually provides many benefits, such as increased flexibility, reduced inflammation, & extra calories that are burned. When I attempted doing yoga without the heat, I didn’t get as bendy as I normally did, & I didn’t assume care about I got as fantastic of a workout… Using only my central Heating & A/C program to heat yoga sessions would add commas to my monthly energy bill, but common home heating systems aren’t meant to handle the desired temperatures for such sizzling yoga (over 100 degrees fahrenheit), plus, I didn’t want to heat up my entire modern home for a 90 minute workout. I decided to buy a portable space gas furnace for my own little yoga room. There are a few main types of space gas furnace available, all with their own separate benefits. Ceramic forced air heating systems heat up suddenly, but tend to be noisy, as they use a fan to circulate air over heated ceramic coils. Oil filled space heating systems are quieter, as they don’t contain any loud fans, but they can take a while to heat up & circulate the sizzling oil around the heating unit. I decided to purchase a radiant heater, as they are the most quiet, & the most highly energy efficient out of the options I explored.