Why Cannabis-Infused Yoga is Gaining Popularity
You’ve probably heard of Bikram, Vinyasa, and hot yoga, but have you heard of Canna Yoga? Cannabis-infused yoga classes are gaining popularity in states such as California, Oregon, and Colorado. While this may be the latest health trend, the idea is not a new one. Combining cannabis and yoga is actually an ancient concept that has been utilized for thousands of years.
Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old Indian medical science, practices healing of both the body and the mind, focusing on the relationship between the two. Ayurveda has always viewed cannabis as a medicine. In traditional yoga philosophy, the physical aspect of yoga—known as asana—is just one distinguishing factor. The health of the mind is another very important aspect. Engaging in cannabis-infused yoga is a wonderful way to bring the mind and body to a place of peace and tranquility.
Combining the consumption of cannabis with the practice of yoga helps patients relax both mind and body simultaneously, achieving a deeper level of relaxation, mental calmness, and inner peace. This increased relaxation is healing and rejuvenating, contributing to an active lifestyle by accelerating the body’s ability to bounce back from extreme physical activity, and helping consumers achieve greater mental clarity. Canna yoga offers a unique balance of activity, focus, and recovery that is hard to find in any other physical exercise.
The neuroprotective effect of cannabis helps encourage the growth and development of new neurons within the brain and nervous system. Research suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may be a contributing factor in minimizing neural and cell damage and promoting healing. Cannabis-infused yoga is designed to help quiet a busy mind and allow it to relax and regenerate through yoga and meditation. The use of cannabis in conjunction with yoga can help combat any negative mental thoughts and help you focus on the present moment so that you find yourself able to look within more vividly than you normally would.
Cannabis-infused yoga is such a popular health trend because it’s helping patients…
- Center themselves mentally & physically
- Achieve a deep sense of relaxation & inner calmness
- Relieve stress
- Leave class feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world
If you have questions about the use of cannabis for a medical condition or would like more information on how medical marijuana can help you maintain an active lifestyle, please contact Grant Pharms MMC today using our convenient online form or give us a call at (719) 387-1633.
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