At first glance, yoga and cannabidiol (CBD) seem like an unusual combination, but both the hemp plant and the physical and mental exercises are ancient remedies and deeply anchored in Indian philosophy.
We’ve dabbled before in using CBD products with other forms of relaxation like meditation, exercise, and sleep (plus many more great blogs you can read). Today, though, we’ll find out what advantages this combination has for your well-being and what we experienced during our CBD-infused yoga practice.
“Those who practice yoga remove the weeds from the body so that the garden can grow.”
– Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, inventor of Iyengar yoga
What Do Yoga and CBD Have in Common?
Although the consumption of CBD oil products online in Australia is relatively new, in India it and the practice of yoga go back to ancient times. In many parts of India across time, plants and trees are perceived and adored as holy beings.
In Ayurveda, the traditional Indian healing art, cannabis is one of the five sacred plants. The Indian god, Shiva, brought them to the people where the plant was used on the one hand as a nerve-calming agent, but also as a source of oil, medicine, and a guide to higher consciousness. The non-psychoactive CBD, in particular, has since been used as an antidepressant, pain reliever and remedy for many diseases, and its uses have only grown in recent years.
The practice of yoga also comes from India and describes a philosophy that strives for a conscious and healthy life. Above all, the yoga exercises (so-called asanas) as well as accompanying breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques are intended to bring body and mind into harmony. Regular yoga practice can also minimize stress, strengthen muscles and endurance, and optimize all body functions.
Yoga & CBD = The Perfect Combination?
The CBD from the hemp plant docks onto the body’s own receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) (we’ve written blogs on these before). Research indicates this activates cells that strengthen the immune system, promotes bone growth, and improves the ability to concentrate among many other things. This last bit, concentration, is exactly what yoga practice aims to achieve because the yogic way of life draws your attention to the here and now, which promotes relaxation through mindfulness.
Regular yoga exercises not only activate body functions, but also reduce stress and negative emotions. So, it’s easy to see how yoga overlaps with the effects of CBD oil products online Australia on the ECS.
Our personal yoga practice shows us again and again that we are more alert and focused when we do a round of yoga in the morning and take a few premium CBD drops in the evening. Especially after particularly intense sessions, the oil online in Australia can help regenerate our bodies and prevent muscle soreness.
Get Your Mind Ready for Yoga
Meditation and conscious breathing are also part of yoga. When combined with CBD, they can help calm stressful thoughts and contribute to a particularly mindful experience. CBD oil products online in Australia can help you focus better on your breathing or the meditation technique you have chosen.
The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of CBD can also help you to perform the individual yoga asanas more easily. Our balms and topicals are especially helpful in those areas!
In order to help sleep even deeper after a challenging yoga class, CBD is perfect, as it can prevent problems falling asleep and waking up at night. The regenerative properties of the CBD oil products online in Australia also help your body to get more out of the yoga you practice.
Yoga and hemp have long been part of Indian philosophy, and both have beneficial properties on the body, mind and wellbeing. If you combine yoga with CBD, you can not only take your practice to a new level, but also benefit from the advantages of both components.
For your balanced yoga practice, take a look at our CBD oil. There we offer, among other things, CBD topicals, which can be ideal for your yoga experience, and can help against any soreness that may come from it.
The beauty of yoga is that you don’t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight, or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. Don’t be intimidated by yoga terminology, fancy yoga studios and complicated poses. Yoga is for everyone. And, besides the use of CBD oils, yoga is a great way to start your day, and get you all limber from whatever that day throws at you.
As always, though, be sure to check with your healthcare professional prior to starting any new supplements. And if you’re curious about getting in the groove of finding inner peace, drop us a question in the comments below or you can email us here.