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Yoga mat packed with toxins

There you lie in child's pose on your yoga mat. You take a deep breath and feel your body and mind relax completely. Yoga is of course a fantastic means to become stronger and healthier in all respects. But is your yoga mat also a bit healthy?

Yoga mat full of poison?

Some yoga mats can contain chemicals that can be harmful to health. These substances can come from the materials from which the mat is made, such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or certain foam rubbers.

PVC, often used in cheaper yoga mats, may contain phthalates, plasticizers associated with endocrine-disrupting properties. These substances can leak from the mat and come into contact with the skin during use. Then you might think you're doing a good job, when you're actually creating even more poison.

Yoga mat without harmful chemicals

That is why it is important to pay attention to the material from which it is made when choosing a yoga mat. Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly and non-toxic options available on the market today.

Biodegradable mats made from natural materials such as natural rubber, jute or cotton are good alternatives to mats that may contain harmful substances. These materials are generally safer and free of chemical additives.

It is also always a good idea to clean a new yoga mat before use to reduce any residual toxins. This can be done by wiping the mat with a damp cloth or by spraying the mat with a solution of water and vinegar.

Non-toxic yoga mat

If you are concerned about the presence of toxins in your current yoga mat, consider investing in a high-quality, non-toxic yoga mat from trusted brands committed to durability and safety. And remember: don't stress, because that will only create more problems.

Breathe in, breathe out.

Disclaimer (Do Your Own Research): We are happy to share with you our experiences and knowledge that we have gained in our quest for a toxin-free life. At the same time, we want to emphasize that you are solely responsible for your health (that goes without saying, right?). The information we share here is for general educational purposes and is not personal medical advice. Everyone is unique, and what works for one may not work for another.

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