The first of the five yamas listed by Patañjali in the Yoga Sūtras, ahimsa, directs us toward non-harming: the true foundation of the yoga practice. We avoid doing harm not only to others—including animals, plants, and non-living entities—but to ourselves. After all, we are all interconnected. WE ARE ONE.
Using ahimsa as our grounding point, our intent at OM Matters is to create a business that exemplifies the teachings of yoga. When it comes to ahimsa, we walk the talk, always challenging ourselves to be socially responsible in this modern, crazy, wonderful world. One way to be non-harming is to be kind to our environment. Which is why:
- We source, manufacture, and package all of our clothing in the United States, reducing our carbon footprint by avoiding shipments from an overseas manufacturer.
- We use eco-friendly products made with natural, synthetic-free, and biodegradable fabrics.
- We use recycled materials to package all our products.
We are conscious of how our actions affect our world, and we are always thinking of new ways we can improve upon our process. Our Ahimsa Promise means that every product you buy from us allows you to honor the goals of ahimsa as well.
Together we can make a difference.