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Deepen Your Practice: The Benefits of CBD and Yoga

Whether you are a casual practitioner or someone who has put in thousands of hours on a mat and counting, incorporating yoga into your routine can simply help you feel better.

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Deepen Your Practice: The Benefits of CBD and Yoga September 30, 2019

As countless individuals experience the wide-ranging benefits of yoga (either for the first time or deep into a decades-long practice) many can attest that yoga has the ability to strengthen the mind, body and spirit.

The allure of practicing yoga isn't rocket science to figure out. There are many different varieties to explore, and ultimately it caters to every size and fitness level alike. Maintaining a regular yoga practice (whether at home or in studio) can yield a plethora of positives, including:

  • increased flexibility
  • protection from injury
  • weight loss
  • increased muscle strength
  • improved circulatory health
  • the lessening of chronic pain and more.

In addition to how it can impact your physical being, yoga also helps with alleviating stress, creating mental clarity and increasing body awareness, all while encouraging relaxation.

 


Yoga, which is the culmination of breathing exercises, assuming postures, meditation and flexing/stretching various muscle groups, is a powerful wellness tool on its own but incorporating CBD can further amplify the benefits. Just like yoga works to improve health and relieve pain, so does CBD. Here is a brief overview as to why adding CBD into your yoga practice can be a choice your future self will thank you for:

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound naturally found in the cannabis plant that can yield an array of medicinal benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety, all without producing any psychoactive side effects like THC does. CBD has a high concentration of terpenes that helps further its efficacy, such as Linalool (anxiety relief, pain relief), Myrcene (muscle tension relief, anti-inflammation) and Pinene (alertness, memory retention). Additionally, CBD can be consumed in a variety of ways, which helps target specific ailments as well as help users customize their CBD experience in tandem with their individual yoga practices. When CBD is consumed via topical or transdermal methods, it can help provide targeted relief to inflamed areas. Alternately, when consumed through sublingual or vaping methods, CBD can help alleviate pain, reduce anxiety and offer relief to aid a variety of common health problems. Together, an argument can be made that CBD and yoga are a perfect match, with both working to elevate the experience.

CBD can be consumed in a variety of ways, which helps target specific ailments as well as help users customize their CBD experience in tandem with their individual yoga practices.

 

Due to the increasing popularity and availability of CBD products, more and more yoga teachers are even offering a CBD component to the classes they offer at their studios. This is dependent largely upon the local state CBD laws, with some being able to utilize full-spectrum CBD products that include other cannabinoids, such as THC, while others may stick to those made with hemp-derived CBD or CBD isolate specifically. Ultimately, both yoga and CBD thrive in consistency. As we learn more about the benefits of these two worlds colliding, it is best to build a regular regime or routine and see for yourself how doing so can enhance your day-to-day.


References

https://osteopathic.org/what-is-osteopathic-medicine/benefits-of-yoga/

https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/count-yoga-38-ways-yoga-keeps-fit

https://www.papaandbarkleyessentials.com/blog/cbd-with-yoga

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