15 Jan '12, 1pm

Posing Against PVC On Your Yoga Mat : TreeHugger: This morning as I stared down at my yoga mat I was filled with...

Posing Against PVC On Your Yoga Mat : TreeHugger: This morning as I stared down at my yoga mat I was filled with...

This morning as I stared down at my yoga mat I was filled with apprehension. No, I wasn’t concerned about the impending handstand that my instructor would soon call out or lugging my tired body into sun salutations all too early in the morning. This was about the mat that I had called home for so long. Was my affectionately named “magic carpet” laden with toxic PVC? To be completely honest I’ve had my mat for years and have gone through spurts where I didn’t even use it all, citing the importance of a more traditional practice. So all the hype behind eco-mats went in one ear and out the other. But then I learned from the folks over at Fearless Revolution that I could be doing my poses atop PVC . PVC Postures? Many mats are made from polyvinyl chloride, better known as PVC, which is widely considered one of the most toxic plastics. The main ingredient in PVC is vinyl chlori...

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