I wish I could wear hats like this, but my head is shaped like a football. This unstructured cap from Fair Hemp is perfect for folks with a more well-formed casaba. This lid is nicely eco-friendly and is made with 55% Hemp / 45% certified organic cotton and colored with eco-friendly reactive dyes.
- pre-curved bill with 8 lines stitching
- sewn eyelets
- adjustable velcro hemp strap
- one size fits almost all
- plastic in the brim is recycled
Hemp offers way more ultraviolet protection than traditional cotton (SPF 50+), making it the ideal material for headgear. Hemp is also well known for its strength and durability so a hemp cap will last far longer than a traditional cotton cap.
A note from Fair Hemp: replacing 1,000 traditional cotton baseball hats with Fair Hemp hats saves over 44,000 gallons of fresh water that would be used in cotton production and keeps over 72 pounds of chemicals and pesticides out of our environment.
Black Navy / Blue Khaki
a very reasonable $9.95 @ goodhemp
(note to retailers – Fair Hemp sells mostly wholesale – check them out)
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Week Six in our Wednesday post-swap with NaturalPath.
More evidence that yoga helps ward off the blues.
A new study concludes that Yoga may significantly help those experiencing anxiety and depression. The study reported in the May issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine was performed by Boston scientists who used MRIs to gauge levels of GABA in the brains of both yoga practitioners and non-practitioners.
Brain scans of yoga practitioners who participated in the study showed an average of a 27% increase in levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) immediately after a one-hour yoga session. Low levels of GABA are associated with anxiety and depression.
According to researchers, this is the first study to show that yoga may correlate with a significant change in the level of a major neurotransmitter. If substantiated, yoga could become a useful tool to help those battling anxiety disorder and depression.
Brain scans were taken before the beginning of the experiment. Then, the yoga group was asked to engage in the meditative practice for 60 minutes, while the non-yoga group simply read.
Major schools of yoga practised were represented in the study including ashtanga, bikram, hatha, and vinyasa. (more…)