Choosing an Eco Yoga Mat
So maybe you've finally decided to try out yoga to help manage your stress... or maybe you've already been doing it for a while... either way, chances are that you'll need a yoga mat.
Yoga mats are used to stand, sit, or lay on while practicing the yoga asanas (poses). They help you to maintain comfort by creating a layer of padding between you and the ground and often are created with no-slip material or texture to help you keep your footing and avoid injury.
A great choice for the environmentally conscious yogi is an eco friendly mat.
Why not? Chances are that your mat will eventually end up in the dump, choose wisely to be sure that your mat will break down safely and not clog up the landfill.
Eco-friendly mats are often made of natural or recycled rubber, jute, or organic cotton. Look for a mat that is not made of PVC - which is the standard material that most "sticky mats" are made of.
If you're interested in going green with your yoga workouts, try the Eco Friendly Yoga Mats from Gaiam.
Gaiam is an eco-friendly company that produces products of superior quality... I know because I spend too much money at Gaiam, but I can't help it. Their stuff is great and affordable and frankly, I can't get enough.
Please Note: While yoga is a great exercise and can bring improvements to your health and well being, it isn't right for everyone. Doing the exercises incorrectly can cause injury and you should never push yourself if it doesn't feel right. As always, be sure to get your Doctor's approval before beginning this or any exercise program.