How To Incorporate Cannabis To Your Yoga Routine
Cannabis and Yoga
Cannabis has been used for yoga for thousands of years, dating back to ancient India in 2000 B.C.. This comes to no surprise, as cannabis has uplifting, tension-releasing, and anti-anxiety properties that pair perfectly with yoga and meditation. When added purposefully to your yoga practice, the effects of cannabis can be very powerful.
For many yogis, their yoga practice is a sacred thing; the first step should be to get a little bit deep with yourself. Think about your intentions. Why do you want to incorporate cannabis into your practice? The reasoning can vary, as it is personal to each and every yogi. It could be to relieve stress, to help alleviate chronic pain, or even to simply connect with yourself in a different way. No matter what your reasoning, intentions are key as in any yoga practice.
Another important thing to keep in mind is to pay attention to your body. If it’s your first time consuming cannabis during yoga, it is important to be mindful of how your body moves differently while using cannabis. Take note about how you feel; the effects of cannabis change as it moves through your system.
Also, keep in mind your previous relationship with cannabis. Paying attention to your dosage, strain, and personal tolerance is of the utmost importance. Make sure that you honor your body, your practice, and your relationship with cannabis as you explore this new relationship between cannabis, yoga, and yourself.
Focus on Strains
Your experience using cannabis during your yoga practice can change depending on the strain. Look for strains with specific terpenes, such as those found in lavender, as well as strains that have anti-anxiety and anti-depression properties. This will give you calm, relaxed feeling throughout your practice.
Another approach you can take is to use cannabis strains that are high in CBD. This is a great option for new cannabis users as well as those who do not want to experience the “high” effect that comes from THC. CBD is also a pain reliever, anxiety reliever, and has anti-inflammatory effects, so it is perfect to use with yoga.
Anyone who practices yoga can benefit from using cannabis in their yoga practice. Just make sure to set your intentions, pay attention, and focus on the strain!
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