How to Enhance Your Mind-Body Connection With Yoga and Marijuana
You love your yoga practice, as well as the community that it’s allowed you to become a part of.
But if you’re really honest with yourself, lately, you just haven’t been getting as much out of your practice as you usually do.
How can you connect to your higher self?
We suggest giving marijuana a try. In this post, we’ll tell you everything that you need to know about the powerful combination of yoga and marijuana.
Read on to learn why it works for so many, as well as how you can have the best possible experience.
How a Weed High Helps Your Practice
We know that meditating while high might sound counter-intuitive at first.
After all, isn’t the point of yoga to help you to learn how to connect with your higher self naturally? While that’s certainly ideal, the reality is that the stress levels in today’s world are at an all-time high (no pun intended.)
In fact, national stress levels have risen by nearly 50% in the past few years alone.
The takeaway here?
As much as we’d all love to be able to turn off our brains and hit that vinyasa flow without thinking about it, it’s getting harder and harder to keep negative thoughts and anxieties at bay.
So, what makes mixing marijuana and yoga such a good idea?
You need to start thinking of both of them as natural solutions to stress and anxiety.
Your body naturally produces what are called “endocannabinoids.” These are good hormones that help your body to properly regulate its response to stress. The problem is that many of us don’t make enough of these endocannabinoids on our own.
CBD, one of the active ingredients in marijuana, contains cannabinoids that “latch onto” the natural endocannabinoids already in your body. This is why so many people feel such a deep relaxation when they smoke marijuana or eat a pot brownie.
CBD and Pain Management
Additionally, let’s talk about how a weed high can help you with pain management.
If you’re tired of feeling like you’re ready to quit halfway through your yoga classes because of serious muscle pain, then CBD can also help you with that.
CBD oil is an excellent alternative to marijuana because it doesn’t contain any THC, which is the natural chemical compound that gets you high.
So, what if you need assistance with pain management, but still want to be totally in control of your mind during your practice?
CBD oil is the perfect solution. Your endocannabinoid system also manages your body’s response to pain. So, those aches that you feel will disappear with a few drops of CBD oil.
To learn more about the benefits and definition of CBD, be sure to check out the online CBD community.
How to Mix Yoga and Marijuana
Now, let’s talk more about how to combine yoga and marijuana before your next session.
Remember that, if you’re nervous about how you might react, you should invite a friend to practice along with you. We don’t recommend that you mix marijuana and yoga for the first time before a yoga class.
Until you know how you’ll react, you don’t want to risk disrupting everyone else’s practice.
For best results, we suggest smoking marijuana or taking your CBD oil about a half an hour before you want to begin your practice. This way, you’ll already be a bit relaxed before you even begin.
Remember to focus on your breathing, just as you would throughout a “normal” practice. If you’re concerned that smoking marijuana could irritate your throat and mess with your yogic breathing, then taking an edible is a better option for you.
It’s also best not to do a particularly cardio-based yoga routine when you’re experiencing a weed high. This will just leave you miserable and will counteract the purpose of the practice.
When it comes to the type of weed that you should use?
Most people say that hybrids are the way to go. If possible, steer clear of a strain containing a high amount of sativa, as this causes many people to feel distracted.
Finish with Meditating While High
Last but not least, it’s also a good idea to meditate while high.
Because your mind is finally relaxed, and the stresses of the day have been washed away, you may finally be able to connect with your higher self.
Embrace the intensity of this feeling, and don’t be afraid to explore it! You might make discoveries and breakthroughs that wouldn’t have been possible during a more traditional practice.
Above all, don’t push yourself. If you find that meditating while high doesn’t work for you, or just causes you to be more stressed out, don’t beat yourself up about it.
There are lots of different ways that you can improve your practice. Marijuana is just one of the many options you have.
Are You Ready to Try Yoga and Marijuana?
We hope that this post has helped you to better understand why mixing marijuana and yoga is such an effective practice for so many people.
Remember to go at your own pace. As with your regular practice, don’t worry about comparing your experiences or your progress with those of others.
Instead, just explore yourself.
Depending on the state in which you live, there may even be yoga and marijuana classes that you can take.
Looking for more advice about how to get fit? Want to continue to improve your self-worth? Ready to keep on deepening that mind-body connection?
Keep on reading our blog for more advice on how to make it happen.