Why CBD with Yoga is the Best Idea Ever
by Cheryl Guinto |
What is better than living your best life with the daily practice of yoga? Adding CBD to help you connect and relieve stress.
It is estimated by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
Many of us experience some form of stress throughout our day. Our schedules are packed, we are working hard at growing our careers, juggling expenses and (hopefully) maintaining some semblance of a personal or social life.
Being stressed out does not only degrade our productivity, but that feeling of being weighed down is carried throughout our day, forcing us out of the moment while adversely affecting our health and wellness. It is a challenge, to say the least, to try and mitigate. Maybe that is why so many people are turning to yoga and mindful meditation to find calm and reconnect with our bodies in the moment.
But yoga isn’t the only practice that can help us cope with our daily lives. While many people are turning to CBD as a viable medicine to treat medical ailments, there are many who are receiving value from incorporating cannabidiol as a tool to help fight stress and anxiety. The best part? There’s actual medical evidence of how CBD, when paired with Yoga, can help with stress and improve emotional well-being.
YOGA AND CBD FOR STRESS
So, what happens when you pair Yoga with CBD? The natural compounds found in cannabis which naturally help your overall well-being and take your yoga practice to the next level.
As many yogis are discovering, CBD products and yoga practice go together like bolsters and blocks. Using CBD doesn’t get you high, so it is entirely safe and acceptable to use during your yoga practice.
The real science behind the positive effects of CBD has to do with terpenes.
Cannabis and other natural healing plants such as lavender, lemongrass, thyme, cloves, rosemary, basil, and pine all have terpenes. But CBD has higher concentrations of terpenes such as Linalool (stress reduction & discomfort), Myrcene (reduce muscle tension & normal inflammation), and Pinene (alertness & memory retention) to help make your yoga practice even more effective.
BENEFITS OF YOGA WITH CBD
CBD is a natural fit for a restorative-style or gentle yoga class. Because CBD can help with whole body discomfort, improve vitality, decrease normal inflammation, and is associated with increased mood, it is only natural to add it to a yoga regiment.
It all really comes down to how CBD, a cannabinoid compound derived from the cannabis plant, interacts with our endocannabinoid system (ECS).
FEEL MORE CONNECTED WITH YOGA AND CBD
CBD products, such as the kind we produce at Papa & Barkley Essentials, can easily be applied to your body or ingested via tinctures or capsules. We recommend checking out our quick start dosing guide if you have any questions. Consistency is key, because CBD works best with a regular regimen.