By going online in India, Zara can finally reach fashion-forward shoppers outside the metros — Quartz

For over five years now, 25-year-old Roshni Aditya has been planning her holidays around shopping. Aditya, who heads a family business in Kolkata, is a big fan of Zara, which is yet to set up a store in that city. So she’s particularly happy about the launch of its online store. “It’s a relief to… via … Continue reading By going online in India, Zara can finally reach fashion-forward shoppers outside the metros — Quartz

The Best (and Worst) Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

Om Shanti: A Yoga Blog

A lot of students at Bloomington Power Yoga have been asking me to recommend a good yoga mat. I have some difficulty making a recommendation because it’s not exactly clear what makes for a good yoga mat. Probably the criteria will vary from person to person, but one thing that has come up a lot is that people want to practice on an eco-friendly mat. Those stinky, toxic, PVC-laden mats from the local sporting goods store are a big no-no for most serious yogis, so I’m going to restrict my recommendations here to eco-friendly mats.

Quite a few companies offer eco-friendly mats these days. I’ve practiced on a number of them over the years, and I thought I’d compile a review of all of the ones I’ve tried in one, easy-to-read guide. Of course, the views expressed here are just the opinion of one yogi, and my assessment should be…

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