Yoga and sustainability
Why sustainability and yoga go hand in hand?
– a guest blog post by Nodira –
Yoga offers a plenty of lessons on sustainable living that goes beyond the lifestyle and mindset. It creates abundance in our personal lives and the lives of people we share with. In this article we are going to cover why sustainability and yoga go hand in hand.
The concept of sustainable living has been growing over the past decade. Its application relates to lifestyle choices and decisions we are making daily. When we talk about yoga it is more than just a regular physical exercise, controlling your breathing, proper diet, relaxation, and positive thinking. It also includes meditation which helps in developing harmony in your mind, body, and environment.
Being conscious about our environment provides us a solid start in making the right choices of products we purchase, food we eat and life we decide to follow. It is also why many people who continuously practice yoga and meditation seem to be happier, healthier and go for eco-friendly choices no matter whether it a yoga mat or clothing or anything else.
One of the ways to a healthier and more sustainable living is to realize that the quality and organic food is rich in nutrients, which gives us enough fuel to keep us energized throughout the day. The food that makes us happy changes as we mature physically and spiritually. We constantly need to think of our body as the place we are inhabiting only once in this life and so we need to make the best of it.
Exercising yoga does not only make us stronger, more flexible and balanced but also gives us so much energy and increases our overall happiness. Besides, better sleep and an abundance of energy can be achieved through regular yoga exercises. All of it is a part of sustainable living we all should strive for.
Have you heard of corporate yoga? Especially in these days of lockdown it has been flourishing, with a lot of companies realizing the value that yoga and meditation can bring to their employees. With these benefits including increased happiness and productivity and not to mention fewer employees on sick leave, it’s no mystery why corporate yoga is in an upward trend.
Conscious purchasing decisions
The more we grow spiritually the more we become conscious about the nature surrounding us and the purchases we make. This is why Samarali offers a beautifully designed yoga mats, accessories, and meditation products, which are ethically produced and ecologically friendly. The products are biodegradable and/or recyclable and are free from plastics, all the way down to the packaging. Interested? Then, have a look here.
Sustainability and yoga are absolutely aligned and go hand in hand. Now it’s up to you which road to take!
Nodira is the founder of Samarali. She is passionate about creating beautiful AND sustainable yoga products. Their sustainability principle is two-fold; not only do they keep the designs of their Central-Asian background in place and support eco-charities, but part of their profit will also be invested in supporting orphans from Uzbekistan to have a better life and education.