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Anup Chandran
Ayurvedic dyed clothing - Make it last by taking care

Ayurvedic dyed clothing - Make it last by taking care

Natural dyed and Ayurvedic dyed clothing is a great choice for us and our environment. It allows your body to be in touch with natural goodness rather than synthetic chemicals that may produce adverse effects in our body. Choosing these natural products is a great lifestyle choice. It is also important that we take good care of these clothing to make them last and for us to cherish their natural beauty. Although we take good care of our pre-process and finishing process before manufacturing,  the natural colors may still wash off during the initial 2-3 washes. This behavior is completely natural and...

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Anup Chandran
The rise of Athleisure and its impact

The rise of Athleisure and its impact

According to Wikipedia - Athleisure is a trend in fashion in which clothing designed for workouts and other athletic activities is worn in other settings, such as school, workplace,  or other casual social occasions. This lifestyle choice has appealed to the upper-middle-class women  - moms doing the daily routine of school drop-offs, morning yoga sessions, coffee with friends, a PTA meeting and then the kid's sports activity. The appeal of wearing something that is multi-functional, trendy, sleek, stylish and practical has driven the rise of athleisure brands. The downside of this rise of the Athleisure category is the choice of...

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Ayurvedic Dyeing - ancient technique of textile dyeing with natural herbs

Ayurvedic Dyeing - ancient technique of textile dyeing with natural herbs

Origins: The concept of herbal clothing is derived from Ayurvastra - a branch of Ayurveda, the ancient 5,000-year-old Indian system of Vedic healthcare. “Ayur” is Sanskrit for health, “Veda” means wisdom, and “Vastra” is cloth or clothing. The royals in South India and their physicians were key to popularize this wisdom of using healing cloths for wellness and treating various ailments.Skin - the largest organ in our body, when exposed to such herbal formulation, acts as the conduit to deliver therapeutic benefits and wellness. Traditionally these healing clothes have been used in Ayurvedic treatments for a broad range of ailments like diabetes, skin infections, asthma, arthritis,...

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Yoga mat and its origins

Yoga mat and its origins

If we look at the yoga mat and other props, we find that there has been a radical change in the materials and the variety of products on offer to practitioners. We even saw a neat marketing presentation that shows how marketers classify yoga mats. PVC yoga mats Rubber yoga mats TPE (plastic and rubber combo) yoga mats other yoga mats Most of the prominent materials mentioned are modern and as a practitioner,  we (myself and better half) :) were curious to know what did yogis use in the classical sense, before the advent of these modern alternatives? Folklore and ancient...

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