We are excited to announce that we have joined forces with FreeVancity.com to bring you another Retweet _ Follow contest – Sponsored by WestCoast Hot Yoga.
For a chance of winning one of 4 free hot yoga classes courtesy of WestCoast Hot Yoga, all you have to do is either leave a comment below with your email address, or Follow @ WC_HotYoga on twitter and Retweet the following.
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Our lucky winners will be selected on the 15th of December by the guys from FreeVancity.com.
About WestCoast Hot Yoga
Westcoast Hot Yoga (WHY) established in 2001 with great aspiration to create a network of yoga studios that will nurture and support its students’ progress. The WHY philosophy is that yoga is for everyone.
Our teachers draw on many years of experience studying various styles with different teachers from diverse backgrounds and working with medical health professionals.
Welcome to a community that supports ‘free-dom’ on a whole different level. From events to local listings, Free Vancity aims to build a vibrant and cultured community by bringing people together through their common love for all things free.
More about Hot Yoga
How does Hot yoga work?
By the tourniquet effect: stretching, balancing (using gravity), and creating pressure all at the same time. The blood supply in arteries and veins is being cut off, creating pressure. When released, a lock gate effect is created, causing blood to rush through veins and arteries, flushing them out. Also, pressure is applied to the heart by its relative position to the rest of the body.
What is happening in my body during Hot yoga?
Muscles are contracted and stretched at a cellular, biochemical level. Lipids and proteins reorganize optimally in such stretching, allowing for better circulation. Joint mobility and range of motion is increased, and strength is built by the use of gravity. Muscles and joints are balanced.
Blood and calcium are brought to the bones. Working against gravity strengthens the bones. The organs of the immune system within the bones (red marrow) are boosted.
The lymph nodes are massaged, lymph is pumped throughout the body, and white blood cells are distributed throughout the body as the lymphatic system works more efficiently.
There is compression and extension to the thymus, spleen, appendix and intestines; lungs are stretched and flushed out by increased blood circulation. The endocrine glands are encouraged to secrete appropriate hormones, and the communication between hormones and various glands and systems of the body is perfected. Toxins and waste are eliminated through the organs of elimination.
The nerves are stimulated by compression and extension, improving communication within the systems of the body and supplying fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout. The brain is stimulated by improved circulation and by varying blood pressure.