As a peaceful activity, yoga has helped many of us not only connect with our minds and bodies but also with the Earth. That’s why we think it’s important to make sure that your yoga practice also includes green, sustainable tools, which can help you reconnect with nature. Here are some eco-friendly yoga gear options that will make your yoga practice green.
1. Harmony mats by Jade Yoga: Harmony mats are beautiful, comfortable yoga mats that are made from 100% natural rubber. This is definitely a greener option than many mats, which tend to be made with toxic PVC, EVA, or other synthetic materials. They come in a range of colors and sizes, which is perfect for anyone looking for a well-made, quality mat. Also, for every pink, teal, or saffron-colored map, Jade Yoga donates a portion of the sales to organizations solving ovarian cancer, autism, and breast cancer challenges. Jade Yoga also sells a number of green yoga pieces, such as blocks and towels.
2. PrAna apparel for your yoga clothing: Specializing in yoga apparel, PrAna’s catalog can give both men and women a green yoga wardrobe. All their clothing is made of organic cotton, recycled polyester and wool, hemp, and repurposed down for the most sustainable clothing possible. In addition, they are certified fair-trade and use clean, natural processes as defined by Bluesign systems and the Responsible Forest Initiative.
3. Yoga straps from Hugger Mugger: Yoga straps are especially great for beginners. Straps help make certain postures easier as beginners build strength and flexibility over time. The straps from Hugger Mugger are especially great as they are made with organic cotton. Plus, a portion of Hugger Mugger’s retail sales goes to a charity every three months.