I went to a session at Bikram’s Yoga on Saturday morning with my daughter. She, an old hand, had told me how much she enjoyed hot yoga, so I thought I would try it out.
The jury is still out for me on the experience. The studio was lovely and the teacher very helpful; I enjoyed it, but I did have to push myself to finish each posture (and failed!) so we’ll see how I feel in a day or so ( stiff and sore is acceptable, excruciating pain is not). I was a bright pink lady at the end, schvitzing like I never had before and SO ready for that nice cool shower.
The yoga studio is hot. Not just warm, but hot. I lay down on my mat to begin, knowing that heat rises, so I should be comfortable at the lowest point in the room. But alas, the floor was the source of the heat! It felt warm to the touch.
And by that circuitous route, I bring us to the point of this post — radiant floor heat.
We will have it in the laneway house — and it’s being installed right now.
The tankless water heater will be pumping warm water through red pipes embedded in the concrete floor to heat the lower floor. Naturally, the pipes come first, laying on the styrofoam insulation:
Even in the garage (to the far right).
Even under the stairs, where the storage space will be.
Each room will be programmable. Very comfy. We will keep our bedroom cool at night, the bathroom toasty.