Why Recycling is Important and how it ties back to your yoga practice.

Yoga is a lifestyle.

By definition lifestyle in a noun meaning “the way in which a person or a group lives.” If you are following yoga just as an exercise plan that is amazing! There are so many benefits that the poses will bring into your life. If you have been practicing yoga for a while and are not familiar with the Eight Limbs of yoga we highly suggest doing some research. Implementing these principals into your life is a way to practice yoga off the mat. When implementing the Eight Limbs alongside your yoga practice you may notice a growth towards greater balance in your life. Yoga becomes more than what is experienced on the mat and slowly turns into that yogic feeling of bliss throughout the entire day. It’s obviously not magic, it takes hard work, the same hard work that is applied on your mat, which brings us to Saucha.


Saucha is one of the Eight Limbs of yoga. It means purity, cleanliness and clearness. It refers to purity of mind, speech and body. One of the best ways to practice Saucha onto others is to take care of our planet. There are many ways to help take care of our planet and some are as simple as bringing a recycling bin into your home.

Where to begin with recycling

One of the easiest ways to implement recycling in your home is to have two separate containers, one for recyclable items and one for things that cannot be recycled. When recycling in your home items will need to be cleaned and dried before placing them into the recycling bin.

According to the Guardian, more than one million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and this number will likely increase another 20% in 1-2 years. Keep in mind that it takes approximately 500 years for a plastic bottle to decompose. Rather than continuing to purchase water in plastic bottles, it is more environmentally responsible to purchase a stainless-steel reusable water bottle. Stainless-steel water bottles are the best for holding your water. Stainless-steel bottles do not leach bisphenol, a
(BPA), or other harmful chemicals into the water, like most plastic bottles do. BPA’s are endocrine disruptors that interfere with the production and action of your body’s natural hormones.

What Vive is doing to help

Alongside recycling at Vive Yoga Studio, this year we made the change to reusable water bottles. We now carry filtered water in our back-hangout area for all our yogis to enjoy! Next time you’re in check out our newest reusable stainless-steel water bottles with our logo etched on the side. Vive is always striving to find different ways to bring Saucha into our community. Make sure when you’re shopping the reusable water bottles this month you also check out our newest brand Girlfriend
Collective active gear! An extra high-rise with four-way stretch and compressive fabric made from recycled water bottles. Each pair of our Compressive Leggings diverts 25 bottles from landfills and contains 79% RPET and 21% spandex. When you purchase our logo bottle and Girlfriend Collective active gear, you’re not only supporting a small business, you are helping to save the plant and practicing Saucha.

Sources: www.theguardian.com Bottling It

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