CBD + Your Yoga Practice

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Did you know that CBD and hemp’s other “active ingredients” work best together? This phenomenon is called the entourage effect and it’s why you receive greater benefits from balanced-spectrum CBD than from CBD-only experiences.

But have you considered that balanced spectrum CBD also provides a different type of entourage effect, one that’s able to benefit many other parts of your life? It’s true: CBD combined with an active lifestyle complement each other just like CBD and the other components of hemp do! 

In this article, we’re taking a deeper look at the symbiotic relationship between CBD and yoga — and how you can leverage what the science says about these holistic solutions to amplify the benefits of your yoga practice.

 

CBD + Yoga

Basically, CBD and yoga’s shared benefits can be described within three categories:

  • Anti-inflammatory Impact

  • Singular Focus

  • Inner Bliss

Anti-Inflammatory Impact

CBD is powerfully anti-inflammatory. It appears to reduce inflammation in various areas of the body, even proving useful for cases of highly-problematic inflammation of the brain (NCBI). 

But CBD doesn’t quench the fire that is inflammation entirely. Instead, it keeps the inflammatory response in its rightful place and under control — a little bit of inflammation is a good thing, after all. 

So, while those without health issues may not notice tangible anti-inflammatory benefits from CBD, people who experience chronic pain probably will. According to the Harvard Medical School, “CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat.”

The implication here?

If pain and inflammation have been preventing you from enjoying yoga, consider CBD.

On the flip side, those who are already healthy but want to avoid any unnecessary soreness post-yoga practice might also find the perfect companion in CBD.

More good news: yoga is also anti-inflammatory. Referencing Harvard’s health blog: “yoga could slow the harmful effects of stress and inflammation.” Put yoga and CBD together and you’ve got quite the positive feedback loop directed at reducing inflammation! 

Singular Focus

Part of yoga’s modern-day appeal is its ability to calm the mind. Our minds often function at breakneck speed these days — always on-the-go but never truly focusing on one thing. 

Thankfully, yoga does give those who practice it some much-needed relief. Its repetitive movements and mantras are designed specifically to quiet that non-stop inner dialogue...and usually, it works. But what happens when yoga alone isn’t enough to soothe an overactive mind? 

Enter one of CBD’s most underrated roles: nootropic agent. 

A 2013 study hints that CBD may improve one’s ability to focus, and countless anecdotal reports say the same. There’s a reason CBD and yoga have enjoyed thousands of years of shared history — CBD might just put one on the fast-track to focus and enlightenment. 

Those who want to take their nootropic experience even further can consider using additional cannabinoids alongside CBD. THC, CBN, and CBG all have cognition-boosting effects of their own, after all. And while in the past such balanced intake was difficult to quantify (if not illegal), times have changed. Balanced-spectrum CBD products make fine-tuning your cannabinoid consumption simple — which in turn makes escaping distractions and getting into a yogic flow state easier than ever before. 

Inner Bliss

Once distractions have been removed, all that’s left to do is unlock your innate awareness — the awareness of your inner bliss, if you will. Stress melts away in this state and it becomes easier to get in touch with your authentic self, too.

That’s the ideal, at least; heightened self-awareness is one of the biggest tenets of yoga. But if your ability to bridge the gap from theory to practice isn’t quite there yet, don’t worry...instead, try CBD! 

Like yoga, CBD has a good relationship with that elusive emotion we call bliss. 

For example, did you know that CBD reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol (NCBI)? Even more importantly, CBD may boost internal production of the bliss molecule itself (aka the endocannabinoid anandamide) by reducing the rate at which this normally-transient molecule breaks down.  Heightened creativity and renewed hope are among the many possible results of the increased mental clarity provided by CBD with complimentary cannabinoids. 

CBD + Your Yoga Practice

CBD can help you enjoy yoga on a deeper level, enabling you to flow through mental unrest and physical rigidity. In this age of purposeful practices and powerful supplements, bridging the gap to optimal wellness has never been more accessible. 

To get the most out of a yoga practice that’s combined with CBD, we recommend Microdose, our balanced spectrum tincture designed for controlled experience enhancement.

Within minutes of trying Microdose, you will feel the uplifting effects of THC, without any of the paranoia or the mental “static” of THC without the balancing effects of CBD and CBG. 

By microdosing with a balanced spectrum of cannabinoids, you can become more fully immersed in your flow and unlock greater benefits from your yoga practice. 

Here’s where you can learn more about finding your perfect microdose.

How to Boost Your Creativity With CBD

How to Boost Your Creativity With CBD

In today’s world of side hustles, endless opportunities and resources at our fingertips, it is no wonder that as stress increases, creativity is dampened.  

Fortunately, CBD can help to reboot your creative drive and create a schedule that is more conducive to greater creative output. Before we get to solutions, it’s important to fully understand the creativity dampening properties of stress.

Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD: Separating Fact from Fiction

Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD: Separating Fact from Fiction

Wherever you get CBD, it’s hard not to notice an increase in “Full Spectrum” and “Broad Spectrum” products, all claiming that their formulation delivers superior results.

But what does full spectrum or broad spectrum mean, and what do these descriptors mean for consumers of these CBD products?

With the popularity and availability of full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD products growing, we think it’s an important time to set the record straight on this subject.

Why Vaping CBD Helps Smokers Quit

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Many see vaping as the lesser of two evils, believing they are making the healthy choice by switching from cigarettes to tobacco alternatives like e-juice or e-cigarettes.  

Switching from cigarettes to vaping is net positive, as it helps people take a step on the path to quitting, but nicotine is still very unhealthy and highly addictive. 

Here’s what you should know about consuming nicotine in any form:

  • Nicotine is equally as addictive as heroin.

  • Nicotine can temporarily reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, but repeated use can actually worsen anxiety and depression.

  • Nicotine use increases risk of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Nicotine decreases immune response and also negatively impacts reproductive health.

  • Nicotine creates DNA mutation by various mechanisms which leads to cancer.

  • Nicotine affects tumor proliferation and metastasis and causes resistance to chemo and radio therapeutic agents.

CBD and the Path to Quitting Cigarettes

While e-cigarette and e-juice users have made a positive change by quitting cigarettes, they have only substituted one form of nicotine addiction for another.

To be free of nicotine and other unhealthy chemicals found in cigarettes/e-juice, and the addictive nature of the act of smoking or vaping, further steps are required.

Here’s how we see the path to quitting cigarettes:

First, there is cigarette addiction: This is the starting point for smokers, and includes an addiction to nicotine, the intake of many toxic chemicals and a psychological dependence on the act of smoking.

Second, there is addiction to E-Cigarettes: This is a common second step for smokerswhich includes an addiction to nicotine, the intake of  synthetic flavors and other unknown chemicals found in e-juice, and a psychological dependence on the act of smoking.

Third, there are CBD Vapes: CBD is non-addictive, but many CBD vape products still contain synthetic flavorings and other unknown chemicals. Vaping CBD also includes the psychological dependence on the act of smoking.

Then, there’s Lumi CBD: Few CBD companies take our entirely plant-based approach to CBD, where no synthetic ingredients are used. By switching to Lumi CBD, former nicotine users are safe from consuming synthetic chemicals and are at the last stage of the quitting cycle: needing only to quit their psychological dependency on the act of vaping.

By choosing to replace vaping nicotine with vaping 100% plant-based CBD formulas, you advance to the last stage of the quitting cycle, leaving only the act of vaping to quit.

 

How CBD Helps Smokers Quit

By helping smokers turned vapers replace nicotine with non-addictive CBD, the cycle of nicotine addiction is broken and a healthier phase of life can begin.

Here’s how CBD helps smokers quit:

  • Studies have shown that using CBD can reduce the number of cigarettes a tobacco addict smokes by up to 40%.

  • Studies show that CBD can reduce the effect that visual cues to smoke (seeing people smoking, seeing smoking on TV, etc.), making these cues less likely to trigger relapse.

  • Vaping CBD instead of an e-cigarette or e-juice means you’re quitting nicotine all together, not replacing one nicotine habit for another.

  • By vaping CBD, quitting CBD vapes becomes the final step in the quitting cycle as opposed to quitting highly-addictive nicotine e juice, making it much easier to quit the act of smoking and become completely smoke and vapor free.


By switching from nicotine e-liquids to vaping 100% plant based CBD, smokers are setting themselves up for success on the path to quitting tobacco.

Limi CBD products are 100% plant-based, hemp-derived and THC free. Lumi CBD offers a wide range of CBD Vape Products that can help smokers quit like our Flavorless CBD Vape Additive for mod lovers who want to be nicotine free.