Smoking cannabis can help with distracting the mind which makes pairing it with yoga a potential benefit, cannabis yoga can help with quieting the mind helping tap into the inner consciences. Cannabis yoga allows for an the mind to distance itself from external stimuli, providing those practicing yoga to focus on their physical and emotional sensations. It has also been suggested that cannabis yoga can help with the movement of yoga enhancing the rhythmic motions. Weed and yoga can also help with those suffering in pain or have reduced mobility, which we have already touched on in this article.
How To Cannabis Yoga
Limit your smoke intake
Breathing is a crucial element when it comes to preforming yoga, the exercise of focusing on your breathing is a critical step, so it’s obvious that smoking large amount of weed before a yoga session might hinder your breathing ability. When incorporating weed and yoga try to avoid smoking joints or doing bong rips. Things like vaping or consuming edibles are the best options for your pre yoga routine, this allows for unaltered airflow in the lungs and a pure and focused high to help you reach your enlightenment.
When we talk about consuming cannabis and doing yoga we don’t recommend getting belligerently high, it will just ruin your focus and make the yoga session pointless. To avoid this we recommend taking a small portion of what you would usually do when consuming cannabis, enough where you micro dose and feel the mildest buzz. Once you begin to open up your body you high will increase with the movement of blood flow, so a micro dose hit is a perfect balance between the two.
Pick the right strain
The last thing you want is to smoke a killer kush and be completely out of focus during your yoga routine, it’s good to know what specific strains do what to your body and mind. You may want a relaxing indica to help reduce you anxiety of an uppity sativa to give you an focused energy boost. It’s also a good idea to use a strain with a higher content of CBD, this will add to the relaxing and mindfulness of your yoga session, without feeling overly high.
Work on your balance
The last thing you want is to rush into class after taking a toke, move into a balancing pose and fall flat on your face. Experiment at home with your balancing after smoking cannabis, make sure to give yourself plenty of time between hitting that vape and starting your yoga class.
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