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How to choose your yoga mat

One of the fundamental teachings of yoga is about staying connected with ourselves, with each other and also with our planet as a whole. It’s only natural to expect that yoga mats would be made of materials that leave as small of a footprint on our planet as possible. Ideally, yoga mats should be made by using sustainably-sourced natural materials, like natural rubber yoga mats, cotton, cork or even wool or jute. These materials would then be made into yoga mats by using eco-conscious manufacturing processes that don’t create toxic waste. Unfortunately, this is often not the case for some yoga mats you can find online or in stores.   Materials that are not eco-friendly are actually the ones that are most often used when making...

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Meditation 101: How To Sit Still And Like It!

We take time to clean our rooms, desks, e-mails and schedules – yet we often overlook cleaning the most valuable tool we have – our minds.  When it comes to meditation, getting started is the hardest part - just like with any new habit. What’s very helpful is that you get to see its benefits after just a short while; just a few sessions in and you’ll notice that setting aside as little as 5 minutes every day to sit still with your body and mind goes a long way. Meditation clears your mind of any stress, fear, anxiety, worries, repetitive thought patterns or any other bugs flying around your head, and this makes it so worth the effort! 

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