How To Add Cannabis To Your Yoga Practice
Using cannabis for yoga has been around for thousands of years, dating back to 2000 B.C. in ancient India. This comes to no surprise as cannabis has uplifting, tension-releasing and anti-anxiety properties that pair perfectly with yoga. When added purposefully to your yoga practice, the effects can be powerful.
How To Add Cannabis To Your Yoga Routine
For many yogis, their practice is something sacred to them, so the first step should be to get deep with yourself. Think about your intentions and why you want to incorporate cannabis into your practice. The reasoning can vary as it is personal to the yogi. It could be to relieve stress, to help alleviate chronic pain or even to simply connect with yourself on a spiritual level. No matter what your reasoning, intentions are key as in any yoga practice.
Another important thing to keep in mind is paying attention to your body. If you’re a first-time consumer with yoga, it is important to be mindful of how your body now moves differently while using cannabis. Take note about how you feel as it changes throughout your practice while the cannabis is moving through the system.
Also keep in mind, of course, your previous relationship with cannabis. Pay attention to your dosage, the strain and your own personal tolerance. Make sure that you honor your body, your practice and your relationship with cannabis as you explore this new collaboration between cannabis and yoga.
Focus on strains
Your experience using cannabis and yoga can change from strain to 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 is to use cannabis strains that are high in CBD. This is a great option for early cannabis users as well as those that do not want to experience the “high” effect that comes from THC. CBD is also a pain and anxiety reliever and also is anti-inflammatory 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!