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MARCH 19, 2009

A woman doing a yoga pose Dex

Posted by: Dex
7:23am

Hey Izz, what are you doing?

Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:25am

I'm practicing yoga. It's good exercise, and it helps me relax. Plus yoga can also be good for the planet!

Dex

Posted by: Dex
7:29am

How can stretching on a mat help the environment?

Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:31am

It's not the stretching that helps, it's how and where you do it. I heard that a group of yoga teachers have come together to figure out how to turn their studios green.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
7:35am

Are they ... painting them?

Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:37am

Not that kind of green! Green yoga studios print schedules on recycled paper, install energy-saving lightbulbs, and use natural cleaning supplies instead of ones with chemicals.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
7:40am

Oh, I get it... we try to do those things at home, too! But what if I can't go to a special yoga studio?

Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:42am

If you practice at home, you can be kinder to the earth through your yoga mat! Most mats are made with PVC, a kind of plastic that stays in landfills forever, but mats made of cotton or natural rubber are biodegradable — that means they'll eventually break down.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
7:44am

Awesome. Hey, what was that pose you were doing before?

Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:48am

Cobra.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
7:49am

Cool, let me try! Hisssss...

Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:53am

Dex, you're supposed to STRETCH, not wiggle around like a snake.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
7:55am

Thissssss is fun! I love green yoga!