Let’s face it, life can get stressful.
That’s why it’s so important to carve out as much time as possible for self-care and quiet time. If you’re looking for a natural way to loosen up, physically and mentally, we have three great options for you:
On their own, cannabis, meditation, and yoga can do wonders to help alleviate life’s little downsides such as:
- Depressive Thoughts
- Aches and Pains
- Digestive Issues
- Weight Gain
- Bout of Stress
It’s no wonder that combining the three makes it easier to go deeper and really get to the good stuff: transformation, release, breakthrough and inner stillness.
Cannabis, meditation, and yoga not only compliment one another, but they also strengthen each other’s benefits.
Cannabis has been proven to have at least 113 rare chemical compounds. These are called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with a part of your system that regulates your mood, pain sensations, and focus.
And most avid cannabis users who also do yoga will share how the enhanced awareness and relaxation caused by cannabis can help elevate your practice and motivate you to get on the mat.
So, whether you’ve practiced meditation and yoga for years, or are new to these practices, you can benefit from combining those practices with cannabis.
Today, we’re going to explore the best cannabis strains for meditation and yoga, so you can find something that fits your practice every day.
Cannabis and Its Effect on the Mind
Before diving into the best cannabis strains for meditation and yoga, lets go over the three types of cannabis and how they interact with the body.
There are three varieties of cannabis you will see in most shops. They are:
- Indica – Gives a Mellow Feeling, Great for Stress/Racing Thoughts
- Sativa – Gives an Uplifting Feeling, Great for Focus/Intense Workouts
- Hybrids – A Combo of Indica and Sativa
As we discuss the best cannabis strains for meditation and yoga, we may reference these words. So, keep an eye out, it’ll be on the test later.
Just kidding! The only tests in yoga are internal 😉
Now that you put your No. 2 pencils aways, let’s take a look at the best cannabis strains for meditation and yoga.
No matter where you are on your wellness journey, there is the best strain for meditation and yoga out there for you. The first step is to take down the walls you have. This all begins in the mind.
Best Strain for Meditation – Hindu Kush
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One of the hardest parts about learning to meditate is shutting up that voice in your head. Don’t get defeated, just learn to train the blabbermouth inside.
Seeing as you are human and all, you can’t really shut your brain off. That would be a tragedy! Instead, you need to turn down the chatter going on inside of it.
Remember those pop quiz words we mentioned above? Hindu Kush is what they would call an indica. It gives you an intense body rush that will have you feeling like a ball of Jello.
When you burn Hindu Kush, you will notice immediately that is has a familiar scent of incense. Incense is also synonymous with the art of meditation. This scent will further enhance the experience, getting you ready to clear the mind!
Lastly, the piny flavor of Hindu Kush actually brings a sedative-like feeling to the body. That’s because the rare compounds present in cannabis help ease stress signals throughout the body. They do this by prompting your body to create relaxant hormones, such as dopamine.
By creating hormones that turn off stress signals, it shuts the chatter out of your mind. You’ll stop thinking about dishes and start thinking about wellness. Now, if only those dishes would just do themselves!
Best Strain for Yoga Asana – Lamb’s Bread
This is one of the best cannabis strains for those who are new to the mat and for well-versed yogis. While the Hindu Kush was 100% indica (a relaxant strain), the Lamb’s Bread is a hybrid. This means it has both the relaxant properties of an indica, merged with the stimulant properties of a sativa.
What makes Lamb’s Bread one of the best strains for yoga is how the farmers created the plant. While it contains traits of both sativa and indica, the effects lean toward the former. Instead of the overwhelmingly relaxing feelings you’d get with a Hindu Kush, you’re going to want to be a bit more active with a Lamb’s Bread.
This strain originated in Jamaica and became a favorite of Bob Marley’s. The artist credits this flower for helping him tap into his creativity. These kinds of benefits can translate to the yoga mat as well.
Whenever we start something new, our walls tend to be up. Yoga is no different. We feel silly trying to bend into weird poses and hanging upside down.
By opting for Lamb’s Bread, this strain helps break down those walls. Upon inhalation, you can expect immediate sensations of euphoria. Embrace this feeling and hit the yoga mat with an open mind.
As you become more experienced with yoga, you will learn to love the Lamb’s Bread. Yoga is about marrying your movements to your breath. By choosing Lamb’s Bread, experienced yogis may stumble into little nuances in their movements that will strengthen their practice.
By using the best cannabis strains for meditation and yoga, you shut off that chatter that tells you that you aren’t strong enough. You don’t worry about looking silly as you meditate or practice yoga. Instead, you focus on the task at hand–get stronger mentally and physically.
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