For Earth Day 2010, Yoga Mats are Becoming More Earth-Friendly

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On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, many yoga retailers are now offering more eco-friendly yoga mats that use sustainable natural materials and fewer toxic chemicals, including Barefoot Yoga Company, based in Seattle.

The Original Eco Yoga Mat, rated #1 by the New York Times

"One of the core principles of Yoga is respect for the balance of nature", says Barefoot Yoga Company founder and owner Kelly LeFebvre.

Yoga mats are one of the most basic tools for the millions of people who regularly practice yoga for their personal health. Yet, for years yoga mats were manufactured with Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and other toxic materials that can be harmful to human health and to the environment.

Fortunately, on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, many yoga supply manufacturers are now producing more eco-friendly yoga mats that use sustainable natural materials and fewer toxic chemicals.

"One of the core principles of Yoga is respect for the balance of nature", says Barefoot Yoga Company founder and owner Kelly LeFebvre. "As a result, several years ago we realized that it was our responsibility to offer yoga practitioners more earth-friendly product alternatives."

Barefoot Yoga Company, based in Seattle, is an online yoga products retailer founded in 1998.

Among the most popular environmentally friendly products on Barefoot Yoga’s web site are a selection of Eco Yoga Mats made from natural jute fibers, sustainable rubber plants, or newer synthetic plastics that are PVC free.

Barefoot's Original Eco Yoga Mat was rated the number one environmentally-friendly mat by the New York Times and by Martha Stewart’s Body + Soul magazine.

Barefoot Yoga also offers 100% Cotton Yoga Rugs, the original type of yoga mat first used in India.

For more information on Barefoot Yoga Company and its Eco-Yoga Products, visit h ttp://http://www.barefootyoga.com or call 1-877-227-3366.

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