Are you looking to deepen your yoga practice?
Or are you a cannabis user who’s never done yoga before but wants to start?
Well, here’s some good news: cannabis and yoga go great together, which is why cannabis-themed yoga classes are popping up in places like San Francisco.
If you were wondering about the ways you can combine cannabis and yoga together, than we hurry up to excite you with the news: now it is possible!
In this post, you’ll learn why you should consider adding marijuana to your yoga practice. Or adding yoga to your cannabis-using practice. Whichever comes first!
Hatha yoga, the type of yoga that’s now a part of Western fitness culture, originated in India as a part of Hinduism. Its purpose was to help individuals gain mastery over their bodies and minds so that they could prepare themselves for spiritual enlightenment.
But even if attaining enlightenment isn’t your cup of tea, you can still benefit from a regular yoga practice. It’s great for your body and mind and can help:
Many of these benefits, such as pain relief, stress management, and feelings of wellbeing, overlap with the benefits that marijuana has.
Records show that cannabis and yoga were used together in ancient India thousands of years ago.
According to legend, the god Shiva loves cannabis so much that he is often referred to as the “Lord of Bhang” (bhang was a cannabis-infused drink that yogis would consume as part of their larger spiritual practice).
If you’ve never done yoga before, it’s a good idea to first get some experience under your belt before combining it with marijuana.
Cannabis yoga classes aren’t allowed in Nevada yet, but you can still take regular yoga classes and get familiar with some of the beginner poses. If you start with some of the easy poses of yoga and get used to them, you will have no problems with trying it later at home as well. Later, you will be able to practice yoga at home using cannabis as well.
It really depends on your temperament and the purpose that you choose for your yoga practice.
If you’re doing yoga to relax your body and decompress, an indica strain may be what you need.
However, if you’re starting the day with yoga so that you can get a boost of energy and focus, the sativa-dominant strains might be more up your alley.
Also, if you’re looking for something that will help you relieve your stress, pain, and anxiety without making you feel “high”, consider a CBD-dominant product from a medical weed shop as well.
Knowing first of all what you really want to get out of the combining the yoga with cannabis should be the first thing to do. And the more vivid idea you have on this, the easier you will get what you want: starting from the type of the strain, finishing up with an exact yoga pose that you will practice. So get the answer to this question and you will get what you want.
Do you do yoga? Have you ever combined cannabis and yoga? Share your comments on this, as we are excited to see more people who have tried combining yoga with cannabis and have succeeded in that!
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