104: How your yoga mat can make a difference with Anup Chandran


In this episode, we talk to, Anup Chandran. He is a product manager with an 18-year history of software development. He is not only passionate about creating software solutions, but also creating eco-conscious products that have a positive impact on our planet and our lives. He is the founder of Ayuray, a brand that creates organic products by blends the world of Yoga and Ayurveda. 

During this episode, we take a look at how traditional yogi’s use to use their mats and why it is important to use an organic cotton mat. We also look in the manufacturing process of the mats and how it is coloured using natural dyes and the health impacts that cotton farming has on farmers if not done organically.  

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About the author, Mariska

Hi and welcome! My name is Mariska. I am originally from South Africa, but now call the world my home. I am an artist, designer, environmentalist, podcast host and speaker.

I started the Mama Earth Talk podcast in 2018 to share some of the things that I learned about just how easy it can be to reduce your impact on the environment. This then quickly grew into a forum that showcases the amazing things that many people are doing to make the planet better, and further into a source of hope and inspiration for many. A few of the amazing guests include Zero Waste Queen, Bea Johnson, Claude Silver, Kathryn Kellogg and zero waste chef Max La Manna.

If you do not already I urge you to follow me and my journey on social media (@designbymariska), and to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot your own waste using the handy tips I post!


1 Comment

  1. Harinath Vobblisetty on 03/12/2020 at 4:56 PM

    Fantastic effort. Loved the story behind the brand and products. Advise and knowledge shared by the founder Anup Chandran is awe inspiring. The clear distinction he made to spot the opportunity, labor to fuse all of them together, drive he brought to the spirits of every conservationist, and integration he brought to the niche & most relevant life style – are an amazing feat and heartwarming. Widow for spotting Ayuray and Anup. It was yet one more most worthwhile episode. Look forward to more from your studios and best of luck to Ayuray.

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