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:
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!
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.
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.