Whether you’re new to cannabis or not, you’ve likely heard of “stoned yoga”, where cannabis use is encouraged as a twist on your run-of-the-mill yoga class. But, have you wondered why cannabis is a fantastic addition to your yoga practice? We have the answers for you – here are our top reasons why you should consider cannabis to elevate your practice…
1. Flexibility & Pain Relief:
Thanks to cannabis’ pain-relieving effects, particularly indica-forward strains, using cannabis can help ease muscle tension and aches so you can go deeper into your asanas. It also helps with coordination and balance, improving your form and lessening injury. You should still honor your body where it’s at and not hurt yourself by pushing your stretches too far, even if you’re feeling on Cloud 9 (trust us, you’ll feel it tomorrow if you don’t.)
2. Better Focus
We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of class or finishing up in Savasana and your mind won’t stop racing about random things like, “Did I lock the door before I left?” “Ugh, I have so many bills coming up.” “Where did she get those leggings?” “Gosh, I hope no one is watching me absolutely FAIL at this pose.” Sound familiar? Cannabis can keep you focused on the task at hand and into your body for a more fulfilling yoga sesh.
3. Deeper Relaxation
Even though yoga can aid with relaxation, sometimes it’s hard to really chill out and enjoy it if you’re really tense, stressed out, or anxious. Cannabis helps ease your mind and unwind so you can get the most out of your yoga practice and feel thoroughly relaxed afterward, making the overall experience much more enjoyable.
Higher-intensity yoga classes can be very challenging to get through, especially if you don’t want to partake in caffeine beforehand. Sativa-forward or balanced hybrid strains can give you the boost you need to power through without jitters or elevated heart rates that usually comes with unnatural stimulants.
If you’ve been feeling disconnected or “foggy”, yoga is indisputably effective in getting more grounded in your body and connected to your inner self. When you add cannabis to the mix, you become more aware of your body and mind.
Yoga occasionally gets a bad rep for being pretty serious and dogmatic, but it can also be fun! There’s bound to be giggles and good vibes when practically everyone in your yoga class is lifted, so roll with it and let the lightheartedness lead the way.
Ready to give it a go?Mary Modern is thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring an upcoming Bend & Blaze, The Cannabis Yogi’s signature class in San Francisco!
and meet us on your mat.