Save money, Use less plastic, Buy a Sigg!

Apparently advertising works because after months of seeing Sigg water bottle ads in Yoga Journal I found myself a few days ago at the Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville, VA, dropping over $20 for a .6 L Sigg.  It wasn’t exactly an impulse purchase since I was shopping specifically for a water bottle, just not one quite that expensive.  After two days at a legal conference of buying multiple flavored beverages throughout the day, I realized that bringing my own water bottle might save me a little money (and use a lot less plastic).  So, once I came across the Sigg, it didn’t take much rationalization to convince myself that we were MFEO.

Here’s one reason why the Sigg rocks:

Many people think that they are helping the environment by refilling their plastic PET water bottles. But are you helping yourself?

“Disposable PET bottles are designed for one time use,” states Simran Sethi of The Discovery Channel. “Refilling them can release harmful toxins from the packaging – especially when it gets heated. If you’re tasting plastic, you’re ingesting plastic.”

In 2008, many major North American retailers discontinued selling reusable plastic bottles made from polycarbonate #7 (brands such as Nalgene) due to concerns that these bottles were leaching Bisphynol-A. A report by Health Canada called this chemical (BPA) “dangerous.”

And not all metal water bottles are alike. Very recently there have been major recalls of Chinese-made aluminium water bottles for lead in the paint. Tests have shown that Chinese-made aluminium water bottles, like many polycarbonate #7 plastic bottles, also leach the chemical BPA.

A SIGG Bottle is your healthy and safe choice for your body. The baked-on, crack resistant bottle liner makes sure that you drink what you want to drink – and not unwanted chemicals. The SIGG bottle liner is leach-proof and resistant even to energy drinks, fruit acids and carbonation.

SIGG bottles are manufactured in Switzerland with no BPA, no lead, no phthalates – in other word, no risk to you!

So far, I think my favorite part about the Sigg is that water actually tastes like water.  No more plastic taste, no more leftover flavors like in a plastic water bottle.  It’s really nice and I’m very happy with it.  Highly recommended!


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Smithsonian yoga exhibit lectures now all online for you

Originally posted on The Confluence Countdown:
I’d been paying attention to the Freer|Sackler Youtube page, figuring at some point they’d get up some things from the big yoga exhibit. I slacked off, but they are available at this link. They’ve been up a couple of weeks — and only have 60 or so views each,…

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes for Yogis to Live By

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!

2011 iPod Touch vs. 2001 iPod…Evolution on Display

It’s a beautiful thing…

High Vibrations Yoga DVD by Jo Tastula

I’ve been practicing yoga pretty regularly lately with YogaGlo and one of my favorite yoga teachers on the site is Jo Tastula. Besides having a great Australian accent she teaches a pretty darn near perfect vinyasa flow class. I always feel inspired, focused, and in the moment afterwards. Most of her classes on YogaGlo range between 30 and 60 minutes–enough time to get good and sweaty–, but I recently discovered she also has an excellently produced DVD, High Vibrations Yoga, which consists of five short meditations and five sun salutation practices. Any combination of the practices can be completed in less than 20 minutes. Great for those moments when you don’t have a lot of time, but want to reconnect with and realign your body’s energy.

For the love of lululemon…

…in case you were wondering what to do with all your lululemon bags…

Mindful Breathing: Round n’ Round We Go…

The most effective and accessible antidote to anxiety is to establish a grounded, centered breath with sound, referred to as ujjayi, “one who is victorious,” or ujjayi breath, “victorious breath.” Read more to learn how to find the ujjayi sweet spot…

Get your virtual chillax on with Yoga Retreat on Facebook…

You know you’re curious to find out what this Facebook “Yoga Retreat” game is all about. Well, wait no longer, Yoga Retreat is now live and just waiting for you to unleash your virtual yogic amazingness.

Bhakti Fest 2012: The Festival of Yoga, Kirtan and Wisdom from the Heart Returns to Joshua Tree September 6-9

Bhakti Fest is celebrating its fourth season September 6 – 9 at the Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center, in Joshua Tree, CA. Yoga, kirtan music and wisdom workshops will be offered in the tradition of the dynamic Bhakti Fests since 2009.

According to Sridhar Silberfein, Founder and Producer of the Bhakti Fests, “Bhakti is devotion to love. Shining within and without like the sun. We emanate pure love whenever and wherever we go, giving unconditional love to everyone, especially our personal relationships. This year’s Bhakti Fest will be a total immersion in this love for all the presenters and attendees.”


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  2. thanks so much for the review on the water bottle. We each have to do our part to make the earth a better place to live! I found a site that the designer talks about how she has chosen to sell her bentley for a hybrid car. how inspiring. I don’t have a bentley but if she can sacrifice so can i!

  3. wow, I was just thinking about buying a water bottle, I have been refilling the same plastic water bottle for some time now… I was just hoping that they were not so darn expensive! but I guess there is not price for making the earth a better place.

  4. Hey everyone! I just wanted to put my two cents in abuot the big water bottle debate. Sigg and other metal water bottles are better than plastic, that is for sure, but in my experience I haven’t liked drinking out of them. I tried out glass water bottles, and I like them so much, we started selling them at our website 🙂 If you’re interested, please visit Either way, I think it’s great that people are becoming more aware about the many dangers of plastic water bottles! Have a great day 🙂

  5. Hey,

    I bought my boyfriend one of these ’cause I hate plastic, but the lid is plastic and it is forever letting small black particles fall into the water. My boyfriend used it for a couple of days and then realised why there were small black specks in the water – from the lid. GROSS. Stay away. I would recommend reusing a glass bottle – like the kind oyu get tomato sauce in.

  6. Hey,

    I bought my boyfriend one of these ’cause I hate plastic, but the lid is plastic and it is forever letting small black particles fall into the water. My boyfriend used it for a couple of days and then realised why there were small black specks in the water – from the lid. GROSS. Stay away. I would recommend reusing a glass bottle – like the kind oyu get tomato sauce in.

  7. After having the Sigg for more than a month now, I still use it on a regular basis and like it a lot. I haven’t noticed any black particles from the lid falling into the water, but I guess I don’t really see the water as it pours down my throat. The main downside I’ve seen so far is that the aluminum gets dented fairly easy. I’m not sure I’m gentle enough for a glass water bottle.

  8. I bought a Sigg because I wanted to do the right thing and stop using plastic. BUT, after being in the Sigg bottle for 10 mins, the water tastes like metal. Not so good!!!!!! Hope there is a better option.

    • his is the excellent blog for any person who wants to learn about this subject. You know a lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on the subject matter thats been written about for many years. Fantastic stuff, just wonderful!

  9. Step up in style and quality from the plastic sippy cup. All SIGG bottles are tested 100-percent safe with NO leaching. All SIGG bottles are durable

  10. It is great that people are using less plastic. It is not only the land fill but all the chemicals that make the bottles in contact with the water one drinks.


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