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7 Ways to Make Your Yoga Practice More Eco-Friendly

By Sophie Hirsh

Whether you do yoga for the mental health benefits, for the exercise, or because your local studio has really good kombucha on tap, it's important — and pretty easy — to make sure your yoga practice is as environmentally-friendly as possible. Luckily, there are so many options when it comes to taking your yoga routine to the next eco level.

If the rise of the eco-friendly and plastic-free movement has taught us anything, it's that you don't have to fit any stereotype to be an environmentalist. Sure, people who care about the earth can be "crunchy" or a hippie. But they can also be literally anyone, because respecting the Earth is one of the most important things humans can do. And the same goes for yoga — even if you don't fit the the spiritual yogi mold, you can obviously still enjoy practicing yoga.

So, if you're interested in making sure your yoga practice is eco-friendly to the max, here are seven tips for greenifying your yoga flow.