Yoga has long been practiced as a kind of awakening and spiritual
discipline, it is gaining popularity even further west with the interest of
people increased in spirituality and ancient arts. When practicing Yoga it
is important to have good quality clothing that allows your body a free range
of movement and also allows you to maintain a healthy temperature throughout
the yoga exercises.
There is a large market for all things yoga, yoga mat bags and yoga
clothes and an entire range of Yoga accessories and yoga apparel. There
are standard versions of all these elements and then there is the
"ethical", "green", and "fair trade" items that
people may well be more attracted to. It is generally accepted that people
who take part in activities such as yoga are more in harmony with nature and
have strong ethical and moral sensibility.
For yoga clothing if these things are important to you it is advisable
to seek out yoga clothes that is natural and organic and what that really mean
in terms of yoga clothing is that the garments are made using the most natural
materials, such as organic cotton. A major problem with cotton production are
pesticides that are used on crops, because they are incredibly hard they
pollute the soil around plants and can have adverse effects on farmers and
their families by choosing organic yoga clothing. However, organic is not the
only thing we are encouraged to consider when we buy our yoga clothes, the last
question to be addressed is the carbon footprint of products. Where does the
material come that make the yoga clothes?
Each piece of fuel that was burned for your yoga clothes to reach you
impacts the wider carbon footprint. This issue became such a huge global
problem that many airlines, which are considered one of the biggest
contributors to global warming, are offering you the opportunity to offset your
carbon footprint when you buy your ticket. The same considerations are now been
given to purchases that may have to travel long distances to reach us. Buy from
an ethical company that is close by if at all possible.
If you cannot be sure
of this and we know it is hard, we can tick a final box and ensure our Yoga
clothing is fair trade. Fair trade means that not only workers and producers
are paid fair prices for their products and not what the West wants to pay, but
it is much more than that. Fair trade helps to improve the conditions and
lives of many people who work around the world. It is very important for
farmers who live and work in countries where they have no social support or a
So go green and invest
in yoga clothes and support a fair trade ethos. You will be helping the world
and yet still get the best possible yoga clothing to enjoy and benefit you
during your yoga session.