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Environmentally Friendly Gears For Green Yogis

Updated on December 26, 2015

Eco-Friendly Yoga Gears & Accessories

A new movement called green yoga was established by yogis who wanted to observe a practice that would contribute to the preservation of the environment and its resources. Therefore, buying environmentally friendly gears for green yogis is a top priority. You can learn more about how you can adapt this same approach to your yoga practice by learning about choosing the right gears and accessories to use.

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Why Is Buying Eco-Friendly Yoga Gears Important?

There are several online stores and yoga clothing stores nowadays that offer eco-friendly gears and clothing for green yogis. Therefore, it offers two benefits to the practitioner – it protects the environment and your own health.

First and foremost, the most effective method of instilling awareness to adapting a green yoga practice concerns one's health. To prevent causing health problems in the long run, several manufacturers have opted to use fabrics that are environmentally sustainable. This is a great way to preserve the resources of the environment without having to compromise your need for comfort and functionality. Organic cotton is a very common type of materia used for manufacturing yoga clothes worn during each session. If you are going to purchase colored yoga clothing, make sure it is done through low-impact dyeing process to ensure that it is eco-friendly and safe to wear. Fiber-reactive dyes are highly recommended for this due to their fixation rate that result in lesser water runoff and does not emit toxins that is harmful to the environment.

It is also important to you pay as much attention to the yoga gears and accessories you use during workout since, like your clothes, you also gain physical contact with them over an extended period of time. Make sure that your yoga socks, towels, mats, and other such yoga accessories are also made out of eco-friendly materials or fabrics.

Organically Grown Materials

The term organic refers to products that are grown without using any synthetic materials or chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, among others. The lack of chemical intervention during the growing method of a particular agricultural product is of two importance. First, the botanical plant is not directly exposed to these chemicals that can be retained onto the plant and might prove toxic when combine with other chemicals during the manufacturing process.

On the other hand, the use of chemicals could also produce long-term effects since it will affect the quality of the agricultural land at which the plant is grown, such that those chemicals are absorbed in the ground. That is why it is important to opt only for clothing materials that were produced out of organic sources. This is your only assurance that it contains no harmful chemicals or other synthetic materials that could damage your health upon prolonged exposure to the material.

Naturally Derived Man-Made Fibers

These types of materials used for making yoga clothing are basically categorized in between a natural and synthetic product. Common examples of naturally derived man-made fibers are wood pulp, soy, bamboo, and corn.

Industries that are involved in garment production utilize a lot of energy, which could be harmful to the environment as it easily depletes the resources from nature. However, the type of material used for producing these garments helps to neutralize those effects since they are eco-friendly and can be composted. If you cannot find any other sustainable fabrics to produce your yoga clothing and gears, then this one makes a great alternative.

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Performance and Quality

The quality of performance is an essential factor that you need to look into when buying eco-friendly yoga accessories. If not, then you lack the ability to truly enjoy the its use. For example, choosing the best green yoga mat will not only protect you from harmful synthetic chemicals used for making it, but also helps you attain balance during complex poses so you can be confident with executing each pose and ensuring your own safety.

Taking the example of the yoga mat further, the quality of each yoga mat varies according to its type and the materials used. Among the common choices of yoga mat qualities include either soft or hard, rough or smooth, and slippery or sticky yoga mats. These are common characteristics found in most eco-friendly yoga mats available these days and each serve its own function. Although your own personal standards matter, you need to take care of the essentials first to get the most of it.

Durability of Material

While the material that was used in making your yoga accessory or clothing is of utmost importance, the process of putting them together is also highly important. The textile fibers that are great for producing natural and eco-friendly yoga materials include cotton, wool, linen, and hemp. Not only are these materials grown using organic methods, they also compost quickly. These are factors that make it ideal for the environment and to protect yogis from ailments due to prolonged exposure with harmful chemicals.

Durability is an important quality to consider while shopping for yoga items. It can be quite an issue with natural yoga materials made out of organic textile fibers since they were not built to withstand everyday wear and tear, unlike industrially produced garments and textile materials. You therefore have to be more cautious when picking out your options to ensure that you can use it over a long period of time.

Cost of Eco-Friendly Gears and Accessories

One major concern that yogis and consumers often face when buying eco-friendly materials to use for their practice is the cost. Since organic substances undergo stringent farming methods and are not mass produced as other industrial materials, it can be a lot more expensive as compared to yoga gears that are made out of artificial materials. But if you care about the environment and your own health, buying an eco-friendly yoga is a good investment in the long run.

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Suggested Materials For Eco-Friendly Yoga Gears

As emphasized above, the type of material used for producing eco-friendly yoga gears is vital in keeping your health safe and to facilitate in the environmental preservation. Currently, there are three materials that stand out the most when it comes to choosing the materials to use on your yoga gears. These are bamboo, soy, and hemp.

Hemp is growing in popularity in terms of choosing fabric that caters to the preservation of environmental resources. Since it is highly renewable and could be easily grown without using any chemicals, it is very safe to use for humans. Meanwhile, both soy and bamboo are considered as one of the best materials to use for making environmentally friendly gears for green yogis due to its lack of use of harmful chemicals when growing.

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    7 years ago

    I appreciate this article. It is important to know what goes into your clothes and accessories. There are a lot of mass produced products out there that not only contain chemicals that can be harmful but also whose production is harmful to the environment.


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