05/17/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

What Is A Conscious Consumer?

In the name of living our yoga, we spend more money on organic items, buy fair-trade and goods made in the USA, and we donate our old yoga mats to those who are less fortunate. But, if we're really being honest with ourselves, these are all things that we reap benefits from ourselves, too. We feel like we've done our good deed for the day by helping the environment or supporting fair wages for others, and we've helped ourselves become healthier, boosted our images as conscious yogis, and cleaned out our closets at the same time.

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