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Back on the Yoga Mat - Five Ways to Inspire a Return to Regular Practice

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An unintended hiatus from yoga is a common experience; life is busy, schedules are tight and it can be challenging to carve out time to get to the studio. And yet we all know that once we get there and find our flow, it is always worth it. So here are five ways that will hopefully inspire you to get back on the yoga mat.
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Introducing The Cork Yoga Block

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Yoga blocks allow you to open your body - to create space. They are for everybody at every stage of yoga - they can assist those who can’t reach their toes and, on the flipside, they can deepen the asana for those at an advanced level. We highly recommend adding one to your yoga kit today.
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How To Reuse Or Dispose Of Your Old Yoga Mat

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In New Zealand alone we discard 15.5 million tonnes of waste each year. That is 3,200kg for every Kiwi! Right now we only recycle 28% of this waste. The waste we send to the landfill is growing and becoming increasingly diverse and toxic. We therefore encourage reusing your old yoga mat and avoiding contributing to the landfill.
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Your Yoga Mat Could Be Making You Sick

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It's a scary thought - could your daily practice actually be detrimental to your health and wellbeing? Most yoga mats are made from hazardous materials and can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. While some of the newer mats come with anti-bacterial coatings, cork is naturally antimicrobial and odour resistant which makes it an excellent material for a yoga mat.
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