Yoga and Cannabis – The Unconsidered Match

The Unconsidered Match


Some might see that cannabis and yoga wouldn’t make a great match, although considering most people don’t associate marijuana with physical activities. But the experience of yoga and cannabis might be the exception. While cannabis users and yoga enthusiasts often have a similar goal in mind, like relaxation, a search for bliss, and  a deeper awareness. In fact, yoga and cannabis go together frequently enough that even The New York Times has reported on it. After all, if we can mix yoga with wine, why not mix yoga and marijuana?

According to “The New York Times,” some yoga studios have offered classed that are designed for students who smoke up before class. It depends on the studio and class, but they are allowing yogis to smoke as a class or in private everyday before class.Profiled in the Times article, yoga instructor Liz McDonald starts her 4:20 Remedy Yoga at 4:25 (to avoid conflicting with the 4:20 smokers). Instructor Dee Dussault also runs a Ganja Yoga class in San Francisco for students who add marijuana to their yoga experience. The poses within these classes are designed to accommodate people who may be in an altered state of consciousness.

Breathe Deeply

People all around take up yoga for most of the same reasons others take up marijuana. People want to feel an encouraging relaxation, spiritual awerness, a greater bliss and inner self-reflection. If each and every activity we do that can help with these goals seperately, we then think about combining the two, to lead an even deeper awareness.Marijuan and yoga are also used to ease the pain of physical ailments, such as scoliosis. Marijuana for these individuals, combined with yoga may further enhance and improve physical health. It may even make yoga that would have been impossible without marijuana, possible.

The Controversy

Not everyone can agree that smoking cannabis before yoga. There is a selective group of people that argue that yoga is about “mastering the self” without the influence from outside assistance. Marijuana use in this context may suggest that a person can be too dependent on the drug for the mastery. Be very careful though, attending a class in this drug-induced state of mind, for it may not allow for a clear and tranquil mind.

The Science

It’s 2017 and we still have little to no research surrounding the benefits of yoga and marijuana. Although that might have to work on a better result, Some individuals who combine the two said that it helped them achieve a deeper relaxation and a sense of mindfulness. Others are very concerned that there could be a negative effect from the combination of drugs and exercise.

The Results

When combining marijuana and yoga, some would say that their relaxation increased. When actively smoking, the brains activities are decreased. Some yoga students with physical ailments said that they wouldn’t be able to practice yoga without the help of marijuana because it helps eliminate the pain that usually prevented them from exercising. Some students said that it helps quit their minds to allow them to relax. Effects of marijuana use is a subjective experience to some, and it is at the user’s discretion if they choose to light-up before falling into their downward dog.

Try it out for yourself

The next time you get yourself geared up to be at peace, try vaping on some kali extracts 5 minutes before you warm up. And let us know how it works out for you. The best way to gain more knowledge on this topic is try it out, if only for one time.

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