As a yogi we all spend a lot of time on mats. Whether that's at home, at the studio or gym or if we're lucky outside in our local parks or even on the beach. The last thing we want to disrupt our flow is a dirty or worse smelly mat!
Currently, only 3% of philanthropic donations go towards environmental causes. Three. That’s a really, really small number. Interestingly enough, we can make a huge impact on that small number with an even smaller number: 1%. That’s where 1% for the Planet comes in.
When it comes to climate change, we all have an important role to play in solving it, and that includes businesses. Over the last year we have been working hard to assess our carbon footprint and conduct a life-cycle assessment of our key products.
We are all familiar with those spongy ribbed PVC yoga mats, with their worn interior at your regular feet placement positions, that wafting odour of yesterday’s sweat and the small flaking particles it leaves every time you roll your mat away. Not only is this hugely unappealing but being made from Polyvinyl Chloride this product is one of the most environmentally hazardous consumer materials ever produced. And as an environmentally conscious yogi yourself why not dig a little deeper and discover some alternate options that will not only aid your yoga practice but will be far more beneficial for the health and wellbeing of everyone involved in the full lifecycle of your yoga mat.
We have always been passionate about the sustainability and ethical nature of our products, and by sourcing only the highest quality materials which meet our values means we are often supporting suppliers from all corners of the world. Many of these suppliers are located in countries where national laws for protecting workers are inadequate and poorly enforced and environmental practices are more of a guideline than a requirement.
At Luxya Yoga we take sustainability very seriously. We knew we wanted to create a brand that held true to our personal beliefs and made sustainable development a key part of the business. We believe as a brand and as a company we have a responsibility to care for and preserve the environment. To leave our planet in a better state for our children.
Comfort on the mat is essential to establishing a regular yoga practice. And whilst there are many factors to consider when choosing a new yoga mat, the thickness is certainly a key component to the overall comfort of your practice. But thicker is not necessarily better, the right mat for you will be dependent on the type of yoga you practice, your general joint health, considerations on your stability and balance and of course the flooring type that your regularly practice on.
So, you’re thinking about transitioning from the studio supplied yoga mat and purchasing your very own? But how do you go about choosing the best mat for you and your practice? With the abundance of choice on the market these days it can feel overwhelming. But all this choice allows us to select a mat that not only suits your individual practice, but also your priorities, lifestyle, environmental values and of course your budget. This guide will help you to navigate the complexities of your options so that you can find the perfect fit that is right for you.
We couldn't wait to show you what we've been up to! We've been hard at work developing new products and designs and now we're weeks away from re-launchingWandering Yogiunder our newLuxya Yogabrand as well as opening our Singapore store we just couldn't wait any longer and had to share some of the amazing new designs we're sure you'll love.
It’s true, we have all been spending waaaay too much time on the couch during this unusually sedentary time in isolation. You’re probably feeling lethargic, unmotivated and just simply disconnected. Why not turn this rare opportunity of time into a chance for a little self-love? Giving back to your body and mind through the practice of yoga. There has never been a better time to begin your journey into the wonderful world of yoga and here are our top reasons why.
Wandering Yogi's yoga mats have been recommended by ELLE Australia as one of the top 5 yoga mats available on the market. As a leading voice in Australian style and fashion, Wandering Yogi is delighted to have been endorsed by ELLE Australia.
Crystals and semi-precious stones have been around since the dawn of day, symbolising our connection with nature and the Earth. Our new range draws on this beauty and has been created to encourage and inspire you on the mat.
With the increasing popularity of yoga, Wandering Yogi has identified the varying benefits to be gained from a regular practice, helping to explain why over 2 million Australians are now practicing yoga!
Melanie Hanson, Founder of Holistically Living revisits the decision process she went through to change her life by dropping her stressful schedule and hit the road travelling across Australia with her family in search of the life she has always dreamed of.