To the uninitiated, yoga may seem like little more than a group of flexible people bending their limbs in time to dreamy music.
But for the devoted, yoga is a full-fledged lifestyle. Fitness is a big part of the equation, but so is a concept called mindfulness. According to practitioners, mindfulness can help people become more environmentally conscious.
“Mindfulness to me doesn’t mean sitting in a field in silence,” says Arlet Koseian-Beckham, owner of extendYoga in Rockville. “It’s every part of my life, and more awareness of daily things. It’s synonymous with being aware of my surroundings, actions and decisions.”